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Treatment and Side Effects

January 17, 2019
15 mins
This webinar describes the side effects of prostate cancer treatment specifically for MSM. Dr. Lee reviews recent research on prostate cancer’s impact on the quality of life and sexuality of men within this community, including testimonials from patients. He also shares helpful information about the emergence of prostate cancer LGBTQ-focused support groups and future directions in healthcare and research to better serve the MSM population.

For additional resources on prostate cancer for gay and bisexual men, click here.        
Dr. Tsz Kin Bernard Lee is a Radiation Oncologist with relevant clinical knowledge of prostate cancer treatment. He is also openly gay, with knowledge of MSM’s sexual practices and concerns. Dr. Lee received a Master degree in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia, a medical degree from the University of Alberta, his Radiation Oncology residency at the University of Ottawa and completed a Genitourinary Fellowship at BC Cancer. His research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology and Prostate Cancer Canada.
Dr. Bernard Lee
October 17, 2018
20 mins
Urinary incontinence is a common side effect that many men encounter after prostate cancer treatment. Dr. Dean Elterman explains why this occurs, who it affects, and provides expert tips on how you can better manage and treat incontinence including pelvic floor rehabilitation, medication and surgery. Dr. Elterman will also cover risk factors for urinary incontinence and recovery time.
Dr. Dean Elterman is a Urologist and Medical Director at the Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He has worked in the area of men’s health and survivorship at the Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and at the University of Toronto. Some of his current research interests include male health, voiding dysfunction and reconstruction including BPH, incontinence and sexual dysfunction (penile prosthetic surgery).
Dr. Dean Elterman

Health and Wellness

April 02, 2019
11 mins
Roberta Casabon shares her perspective on being a caregiver and her experience with prostate cancer. From receiving her late husband’s diagnosis to making plans and being prepared, Roberta shares practical tips and wisdom to support caregivers experiencing similar situations.

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Roberta Casabon is a widowed survivor of prostate cancer who donates her time to Prostate Cancer Canada frequently by adding her support and voice to public awareness campaigns. She has been a member of several pan-Canadian and global committees as part of the TrueNTH initiative and is an advisor for the Peer Navigation Program. Roberta was a member of the inaugural group of patients/caregivers who were trained for the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance’s Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (PIP). In her role as an advocate for the caregiver/partner, she gives a voice to the supportive caregiver community. Roberta seeks to expand connections between patients/caregivers, other widowed survivors and the research community.
December 12, 2018
23 mins
Dr. Daniel Santa Mina discusses the link between exercise and prostate cancer across the disease continuum as well as the benefits of exercising before beginning treatment called prehabilitation. He will walkthrough current exercise guidelines and how to create a “FITT” exercise routine. Learn helpful tips and resources on how to exercise safely and make exercise tailored for you.
Dr. Daniel Santa Mina is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and is cross-appointed to the Faculty of Medicine in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Santa Mina is also a Scientist in the Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre where he conducts research in exercise in oncology. His main areas of clinical-research are focused on the physiological, functional, and psychosocial effects of exercise for cancer survivors.
Dr. Daniel Santa Mina

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