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Basics of Prostate Cancer

Testing and Diagnosis

September 03, 2019
Length
15 mins
Overview
When detected early, the survival rate for prostate cancer is much higher than when it’s diagnosed at later stages. In this webinar, Dr. Ross Mason discusses the PSA test which is used to help detect prostate cancer. Dr. Mason explains what the PSA test is, its advantages and disadvantages, and the Canadian Urological Association’s current recommendations for screening. You will also find out what the next steps are if a PSA test comes back high, and what questions you should ask your doctor about the test results.

Find out more about the PSA test.
Speaker
Dr. Ross Mason completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry before attending Dalhousie University for Medical School and a residency in Urology. He completed a Society of Urologic Oncology accredited fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he also completed a Master's Degree in Clinical and Translational Science. His clinical and research interests include all aspects of urologic cancer with a particular focus on the kidneys, prostate, and bladder.

Health and Wellness


Treatment and Side Effects


December 06, 2019
Length
19 mins
Overview

If you are being treated for prostate cancer, you may feel fatigued - tired or exhausted -and it may interfere with your daily activities. Dr. Scott North, Medical Oncologist, wants to help. He’ll discuss the most common causes of cancer related fatigue and explain how doctors and patients are treating it without medication using a personalized approach. Dr. North will also introduce a new patient fatigue management program called “My Cancer Fatigue Action Plan” created for patients and caregivers that can be used at home.


Find out more about managing prostate cancer related fatigue here or visit MyCancerFatigue.ca

Download the 2 resources that are part of the My Cancer Fatigue Action Plan: 1) Decision Aid 2) Action Plan.


 

Speaker
Dr. Scott North completed his medical training at the University of Ottawa in 1994. He then moved to Edmonton and completed his Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology training at the University of Alberta. His interest in teaching led him to pursue a Masters in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago which he obtained in 2004.

Dr. North is presently the Director of Medical Oncology at the Cross Cancer Institute and a Professor in the Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. His clinical practice is focused exclusively on genitourinary oncology. He is an active clinician, teacher, and researcher. 
January 14, 2020
Length
25 mins
Overview
Hormone therapy (also known as androgen deprivation therapy) is one of the most common treatments used for metastatic prostate cancer, but may cause unwanted side effects. In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Matthew, psychologist and Associate Professor, discusses how you can manage these side effects and offers a helpful resource with more guidance on how to improve symptoms. 
Speaker
Dr. Andrew Matthew is a Lead Psychologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto Canada. He is a Clinician-Investigator in the Department of Surgery, a member of the Department of Supportive Care, and Co-Lead of the Genito-Urinary Survivorship Program. He is also an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, in the Departments of Surgery and Psychiatry. 
Dr. Matthew’s clinical care and research focus involves urologic cancers and includes prevention, treatment decision-making, sexual rehabilitation, survivorship and patient quality of life.
Dr. Matthew is also Director at Change Clinic, a psychology practice located in downtown Toronto that provides assessment and treatment for individuals and families dealing with psychological issues arising from the diagnosis and treatment of serious illnesses.
Andrew Matthew
March 24, 2020
Length
25 mins
Overview
Leah Jamnicky, Registered Nurse and Urology Clinical Coordinator, dispels myths and goes over the facts about sexuality after prostate cancer treatment so you can re-ignite your sex life if you are facing sexual side effects like erectile dysfunction.
Speaker
Leah Jamnicky is the Urology Clinical Coordinator at University Health Network, she is the co-lead for GU Survivorship Program, co-lead for the Urology quality team, and co-director of the Prostate Cancer Survivorship Program. She has worked with urological and more specifically prostate cancer patients, for over 34 years.

She is a co-author of three Prostate Cancer self -help books. Leah has been affiliated with Man to Man and Prostate Cancer Canada since first developed in the early ‘90s. She has created the Urological Patient education materials for the University Health Network. Leah along with Dr. Matthew developed the first Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic in Canada. Over the years Leah has worked with many organizations as an advisor on prostate cancer.

Leah has received many awards for her work with prostate cancer patients and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work, research and commitment to patients diagnosed with cancer.
Leah Jamnicky
November 04, 2019
Length
24 mins
Overview
To make the best treatment decisions for older men, both doctors and patients need to understand the potential side effects. Dr. Alibhai shares recent results comparing the severity of side effects of common treatments for men with an advanced form of prostate cancer called metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. He also explores if overall health before treatment impacts the severity of side effects. 
Speaker
Dr. Shabbir Alibhai is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto.  He is a staff physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, a senior scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and a prior Research Scientist of the Canadian Cancer Society.  His research interests are in geriatric oncology, particularly in the impact of disease and treatment on quality of life and function of patients with prostate cancer, the value of geriatric assessment in older adults with cancer, and randomized trials of exercise to improve outcomes in older adults with cancer.  Since 2015, he is also the medical lead for the geriatric oncology program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada’s largest academic cancer centre.
​Dr. Shabbir Alibhai
October 09, 2019
Length
16 mins
Overview
Hormone therapy is used to slow cancer growth by blocking male sex hormones. In this webinar, Dr. Alibhai describes how exercise can help reduce the side effects of hormone therapy including fatigue, muscle loss and reduced bone density. Dr. Alibhai will also explain what types of exercise are the most effective and discuss some of the most current research in the field.

Find out more about hormone therapy here.
Speaker
Dr. Shabbir Alibhai is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto.  He is a staff physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, a senior scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and a prior Research Scientist of the Canadian Cancer Society.  His research interests are in geriatric oncology, particularly in the impact of disease and treatment on quality of life and function of patients with prostate cancer, the value of geriatric assessment in older adults with cancer, and randomized trials of exercise to improve outcomes in older adults with cancer.  Since 2015, he is also the medical lead for the geriatric oncology program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada’s largest academic cancer centre.
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