Blog posts tagged as Canada



Early Detection Helped Me Survive
2013-12-04 3:23:48 PM
Forty is a big milestone year. For me, it was, but not in the way that you might think. Ironically, I think it was my doctor that gave me the most meaningful 40th birthday gift that I received – a PSA test of all things.
My Dad Didn't Survive Prostate Cancer
2013-12-05 2:05:49 PM
My dad lost his long, courageous battle with prostate cancer on October 1, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family at home. I want to tell his story to let others know that even one missed PSA test can mean the difference between life and loss.
Early Detection: A Family Issue
2014-12-16 2:14:19 PM

"I can say with absolute certainty that the PSA test saved my husband’s life."

Not on My Radar: Jim Yarrow's Story
2014-12-24 3:16:38 PM
Jim Yarrow understands the critical importance of early detection because, as he says, “Prostate cancer was not on my radar” when it became an enormous factor in his life.
Do it For Dads | Sarah's Story
2015-01-20 1:56:12 PM
The Do it For Dads Walk Run 5KM is a fun, family-friendly event, hosted on Father's Day, that raises awareness and funds for the leading cancer affecting Canadian men and the families that love them.
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.
‘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.
 
A Newfound Perspective: Vince Schiralli's Story
2016-07-21 11:10:48 AM
Prostate Cancer survivor Vince Schiralli discusses his journey from early detection to active surveillance, and the renewed sense of perspective he's gained from his experience.
This is Why We Wear Plaid
2017-02-28 10:21:33 AM
Each year across Canada, Father’s Day weekend takes on an additional layer of meaning for the many families that have been affected by prostate cancer. As the most common cancer in men, each diagnosis is shared with loved ones, including children, spouses, and siblings. It is for this reason that at a time of year that is dedicated to celebrating the men we love, Canadian workplaces and individuals come together in a show of solidarity by wearing Plaid for Dad and raising money for prostate cancer research.
National Volunteer Week 2017
2017-04-23 1:46:36 PM
As Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation, this week marks National Volunteer Week (NVW), a time specifically dedicated to celebrating Canadians all across the country who so generously volunteer their time to help further the mission of organizations such as Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC).
National Volunteer Week | Our Volunteers
2017-04-27 1:50:02 PM
Here's why our volunteers support Prostate Cancer Canada!
International Volunteer Day
2017-12-05 1:39:02 PM
International Volunteer Day (IVD) celebrates the great things we can achieve through the generosity of the human spirit!  Designated by the United Nations over 30 years ago, each December 5th is a day dedicated to promoting global volunteerism and recognizing all who give their time, energy, and skills to make positive changes throughout the world.
A World Cancer Day Message for you
2018-02-02 8:56:56 AM
To mark World Cancer Day, we at Prostate Cancer Canada wish to thank the Canadian individuals and organizations whose continued commitment and generosity enable us to improve the lives of Canadian men and their families.
National Volunteer Week 2018
2018-04-13 2:04:31 PM
This week is National Volunteer Week and we are delighted to have the opportunity to formally recognize the significant contributions of Prostate Cancer Canada’s volunteers from coast to coast.

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