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‘Extreme’ support and awareness for more than 20 years!
2016-05-12 12:41:54 PM
A true testament to realizing the potential of a support group for men and their families living with prostate cancer, Prostate Cancer Canada Network (PCCN) Brampton quite literally takes support, awareness and fundraising to the extreme.  For more than 20 years, volunteers and supporters of this group have been on the frontlines promoting early detection and education, raising funds for much needed and innovative research, and providing a network of support for those affected by the disease.
 
Like father, like son, like brother, like son: Ian McFadyen’s prostate cancer story
2016-03-16 11:16:23 AM
As I sat patiently during one of my recent visits to a Doctor’s office waiting room, I glanced up at a television playing a loop of health promotion clips. Almost as if the monitor itself were a crystal ball into my own, personal reflections, the clip that happened to be playing was a Prostate Cancer Canada spot involving a number of NHL alumni encouraging men to proactively talk to their doctor about their PSA number.
Finding Strength in Adversity
2015-12-15 11:37:29 AM
Trudy Weidenbach knows first-hand how difficult a prostate cancer diagnosis can be for an entire family. From the time of her father’s diagnosis until he eventually succumbed to the disease, Trudy experienced everything from the initial shock to the profound sadness that comes with the loss of a loved one.
A Survivor's Tale: Plotting Against Prostate Cancer
2015-11-30 11:28:59 AM
Looking back on the time he spent tracking his Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) levels, Jon Picken joked that he wished his corporate balance sheet had followed the same upward trend.
PSA tests and a Little Girl Who Still Has Her Grandpa
2015-09-01 11:22:35 AM
There are so many things you can say about David Southern’s triumph over prostate cancer. But no one can say enough about the significance of PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) testing in his survival.
In Memory of Terry Reid
2015-07-17 12:15:55 PM
Terence Cleary West Reid passed away suddenly on Monday, July 13, 2015, in Toronto, from complications of recently diagnosed prostate cancer – his loving family by his side. He was 73.
Ten Years of Support
2015-06-28 10:00:00 AM
Ten years as PCCN Halifax support group coordinator, Peter MacDonald retired at the groups final meeting of the season June 11th.  
PCCN Calgary hosts Cancer Survivorship Symposium in Western Canada
2015-04-30 10:11:54 AM
On Saturday, March 28th PCCN Calgary hosted a one-day cancer survivorship symposium for regional support groups and the extended community, supported in part by Prostate Cancer Canada.  
National Volunteer Week 2015
2015-04-10 10:00:00 AM
Once again it’s National Volunteer Week, a dedicated time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers!
Jyotish Dhebar: strength in openness
2015-03-30 4:36:32 PM
Jyotish Dhebar isn’t afraid to talk about his own health. Faced with his own impending death from advanced stage prostate cancer, Jyotish has taken every opportunity to fearlessly open up about his journey, the effect it has had on those close to him, and the importance of support networks. 
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