News from PROCURE

All news since January 2013


What is active surveillance for prostate cancer?

Jul 26th, 2017 in News

Active surveillance means monitoring slow-growing prostate cancer instead of undertaking radical treatments such as surgery or radiation right away. The goal is to delay surgery, radiation or other measures for as long as possible in order to avoid the side effects associated with these treatments. Read more

Why do the APS test?

Jul 26th, 2017 in News

The PSA test is often discussed when it comes to screening for prostate cancer. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is an enzyme produced by the prostate that can be analyzed from a single blood sample. The laboratory test measures nanograms per milliliter of free and bound APS in the blood. Quantities considered normal can vary according to age. Read more

What factors can affect your PSA levels?

Jul 25th, 2017 in News

Prostate specific antigens, usually shortened to the acronym PSA, occur naturally in the prostate. PSAs are present in every man’s bloodstream. However, abnormally high levels of PSA may be a sign of prostate cancer. Read more

What factors can affect your PSA levels?

Jul 25th, 2017 in News

Prostate specific antigens, usually shortened to the acronym PSA, occur naturally in the prostate. PSAs are present in every man’s bloodstream. However, abnormally high levels of PSA may be a sign of prostate cancer.

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I want a second opinion. Is that reasonable?

May 25th, 2017 in News

After you receive a prostate cancer diagnosis, it is very important to get as much information as possible. You should feel confident that you understand the prognosis, treatment options and the side effects of those treatments.

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Is This the Right Doctor for Me?

May 18th, 2017 in News

Once you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you will find that there are many resources that could prove helpful to your treatment.

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Why is it important to have confidence in your doctor?

May 12th, 2017 in News

It is important to have confidence in your urologist. This is especially true for men who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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The Gleason score: What is it exactly?

Apr 20th, 2017 in News

The grade and stage of prostate cancer greatly influence the choice of treatment. Both indicators reveal the progression of the disease. The grade refers to the degree of aggressiveness of the prostate cancer while the stage refers to the degree of spread of cancer cells.

This article will focus on the concept of grade, more specifically on the Gleason score. The stage of prostate cancer will be discussed in a future article.

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Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Apr 13th, 2017 in News

It is quite common that because of its generally slow growth, especially in its early stages, prostate cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms. The onset of symptoms is linked to the growing size of the tumour developing in the tissues and surrounding organs.

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False hunger: how can you recognize and fight it?

Mar 30th, 2017 in News

Everyone knows that a healthy diet is, first of all, about balance, moderation, and variety. Research has shown that keeping to a healthy weight reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer, which is another reason to want to do maintain weight that is healthy for you.

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Fruits and vegetables: fresh, frozen or canned?

Mar 23rd, 2017 in News

It is known that men from Western countries, North America in particular, are more likely to have prostate cancer than men from elsewhere in the world, for example, East Asia (China and Japan).

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Dietary supplements and prostate cancer

Mar 9th, 2017 in News

Our bodies need certain nutrients such as vitamins and minerals to work properly. Vitamins and minerals are essential to our health and can help counteract the effect of cell damage.

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A healthy mind in a healthy body The benefits of a healthy lifestyle for the mind

Mar 3rd, 2017 in News

(Part 2 of 2)

Being diagnosed with prostate cancer causes stress and a wide range of intense emotions, from sadness and frustration to denial and despair.

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A healthy mind in a healthy body: the benefits of sports for the mind

Feb 23rd, 2017 in News

Being diagnosed with prostate cancer causes stress and a wide range of intense emotions, from sadness and frustration to denial and despair.

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Prostate cancer: six tips to improve sleep

Feb 16th, 2017 in News

Many people that have prostate cancer find it difficult to sleep. That is because not only can the treatment of the disease create anxiety and uncertainty in the person’s life, but these, in turn, can disrupt sleeping habits and create insomnia.

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I’m only 20 years old. Should I worry about prostate cancer?

Feb 10th, 2017 in News

Yes if it runs in your family!

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Dear stress: I think it’s time to break up

Feb 9th, 2017 in News

If you are the type of person that cannot relax and gets tense from the very mentioning of relaxation or being a part of a group, this article is for you.

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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions and 5 Ways to make them Stick

Jan 12th, 2017 in News

Adopting new habits, such as eating right or moving more, especially after a prostate cancer, allows you to enhance your health.

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10 tips for eating without guilt during the holidays

Dec 15th, 2016 in News

As the holiday season is approaching, one should remember that moderation tastes better, especially after a prostate cancer treatment.

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Vacuum or penile pump device | But where to find this sexual accessory and which one to buy?

Dec 8th, 2016 in News

In a previous article, we discussed that the erection pump, also known as the penile pump, has many advantages for sex life, in particular after undergoing prostate cancer treatments. Now, let’s see where this tool can be purchased and which one would produce the best results.

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Vacuum or penile pump device | Should I get one?

Dec 1st, 2016 in News

Prostate cancer brings its share of inconveniences, such as a loss of sexual appetite to start with.

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Single: When prostate cancer slows us down us!

Nov 24th, 2016 in News

Men who have had prostate cancer would confirm that after the illness, life is never the same as it used to be.

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Sex with humour and imagination…

Nov 21st, 2016 in News

8 points to remember after prostate cancer treatment.

 

We have seen it in previous articles: It is not because you have prostate cancer that you must say goodbye to your sexuality. After a certain period of time following the treatments, the sex drive can come back gradually, and even before you notice it, you might be ready to return to your sexual activities. Here are some points to keep in mind when this moment will come.

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Active Re-education of the Penis after a Prostate Surgery

Sep 16th, 2016 in News

A prostate surgery unfortunately causes the loss of spontaneous erections. Hence, on a medium term basis, the penis can lack of oxygen, lose its erectile impulse, and maybe even become less elastic.

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My Journey with an Advanced Prostate Cancer: My Sexuality and My Intimacy Count

Aug 25th, 2016 in News

It is obvious that prostate cancer can highly affect the sexual and intimate life of the sick one, especially at an advanced stage.

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My Journey with an Advanced Prostate Cancer: My Relationships Count

Aug 19th, 2016 in News

A diagnosis of prostate cancer, mainly at an advanced stage, can modify your relationships with some people of your entourage.

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My Journey with an Advanced Prostate Cancer: What Is Counting for Me

Aug 4th, 2016 in News

Prostate cancer highly affects the quality of life of those who suffer from it, mainly at an advanced stage.

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Obesity and a high-fat diet promote prostate cancer progression

Jul 14th, 2016 in News

Last April, during the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the results from a study establishing a relationship between obesity and prostate cancer were presented.

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Travel operation: Be ready!

Jun 23rd, 2016 in News

You would like to go on vacation, but your incontinence makes you hesitate? Here are some tips for a carefree getaway!

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Inherited Predisposition and Prostate Cancer

Jun 17th, 2016 in News

“My father got prostate cancer when he was 54. My elder brother got it at 52. And I got it at 56, despite my healthy habits.”

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Walking boosts outcomes for prostate cancer survivors

Jun 15th, 2016 in News

 

It is well-known, prostate cancer can cause its share of problems and highly affect the quality of life of the survivors.

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Point of view from a urologist

May 27th, 2016 in News

Point of view from a urologist

You are in the process of choosing a treatment or you know someone who has just received a prostate cancer diagnosis?

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Advice from 3 patients

May 19th, 2016 in News

You are in the process of choosing a treatment or you know someone who has just received a prostate cancer diagnosis?

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10 precautions to be taken back home after surgery

May 12th, 2016 in News

After careful consideration, you have chosen the surgery to fight prostate cancer!

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Answers to the 8 most frequent questions about radical prostatectomy

Apr 21st, 2016 in News

To fight prostate cancer, you have chosen the surgery.

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You have chosen the surgery and you want to prepare properly? Here are 8 things you can do before the big day.

Apr 13th, 2016 in News

If you are well prepared, the post-surgery recovery could be less exhausting than expected. So preparation will contribute to a faster and less stressful recovery.

 

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How to choose between active surveillance and surgery as suggested by my urologist?

Apr 4th, 2016 in News

How to choose between active surveillance and surgery as suggested by my urologist?

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You are in the process of choosing a treatment? See the options chosen by Charles and Louis

Mar 16th, 2016 in News

When it comes to treating the prostate cancer, many choices are available to you. However, the chances of success for these treatments stand on various factors that must be taken into account before choosing one of these solutions.

 

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Volunteering is good for health

Feb 24th, 2016 in News

After facing prostate cancer, your loved ones or yourself might be seeking an activity to cheer up again, and even – why not – to give back the support you receive during this hardship.

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When fatigue sets in, a boost is always welcomed!

Feb 17th, 2016 in News

Fatigue associated with prostate cancer or cancer treatments is totally normal.

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I need intimacy

Feb 11th, 2016 in News

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, prostate cancer can have important impacts on your intimate life.

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Research: Latest news

Jan 27th, 2016 in News

The biobank of hope

Samples of the PROCURE Biobank has allowed the realization of a project whose results are published in the prestigious scientific journal Cell

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Our commitment to you in 2016

Jan 20th, 2016 in News

If you or someone dear to you are affected by prostate cancer, you probably have many questions and apprehensions.

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Fat may fuel prostate cancer growth

Jan 15th, 2016 in News

Being overweight or obese may increase a man’s risk of aggressive prostate cancer, researchers believe after doing animal and human cell studies.

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Tips for getting through the holidays with cancer

Dec 16th, 2015 in News

Photo Sandrine Castellan – Shoot Studio

Holidays are generally synonym of gatherings and celebrations with family and friends.

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Prostate cancer: take a test or not?

Nov 25th, 2015 in News

References:
PROCURE and  La Presse
Alexandre Vigneault, La Presse
Article published in French on September 13, 2015

Prostate Cancer can be cured quite easily, but you still have to take an early screening to be on the safe side.

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More fear than harm

Nov 19th, 2015 in News

By a Valdorian

Prostate Cancer is a difficult time, but it is not an overwhelming obstacle.

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Give a helping hand and make a difference

Nov 11th, 2015 in News

By Winston McQuade

Each year, more than 4,600 men in Quebec receive a prostate cancer diagnosis.

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Resources to Treat Incontinence

Oct 21st, 2015 in News

Just like for prostate cancer, you do not have to go through the effects of incontinence on your own.

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Incontinence: unpleasant, but treatable!

Oct 15th, 2015 in News

Knowing the type of incontinence affecting someone and its cause, especially among men affected by prostate cancer, allows to find solutions to treat effectively this issue.

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Male Incontinence: Breaking the silence!

Oct 7th, 2015 in News

Urine leakages are generally perceived as a women’s issue. Yet, men are also facing this problem, even among the young ones.

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Erectile dysfunction: Annoying, but treatable!

Sep 23rd, 2015 in News

Almost all prostate cancer patients experience some erectile dysfunction the first few months following treatment.

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Prostate cancer: Should I take the PSA test or not?

Sep 18th, 2015 in News

By Alexandre Vigneault, La Presse
Published on September 13, 2015

The challenge with the PSA test is the interpretation of results. The presence of the antigen in the blood indicates a problem with the prostate, but it is not always a sign of cancer… Read more by clicking here. (article available in French only)

Sexuality and erectile function: What should I expect?

Sep 16th, 2015 in News

Erectile dysfunction is a major source of concern for the majority of prostate cancer patients.

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How to deal with the side effects of localized prostate cancer treatments?

Sep 9th, 2015 in News

The side effects related to prostate cancer treatments are often a source of concern and anxiety among patients.

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5 Steps for a new healthier lifestyle

Aug 26th, 2015 in News

Adopting a new healthier behaviour is not always easy. The process of change, whether it relates to lifestyle modification for prostate cancer prevention or long-term prostate cancer management, can seem long, complex and challenging.

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Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle – A Commitment to Change: One Step at a time!

Aug 20th, 2015 in News

In combination with conventional treatment, a healthy lifestyle can stop or slow the development of many cancers such as prostate cancer.

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Fruits and vegetables : cancer-fighting superfoods ?

Aug 5th, 2015 in News

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of healthy eating. An overall healthy diet filled with colorful fruits and vegetables is strongly linked to chronic disease prevention such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The USDA recommends eating 9 servings (1 cup or 100 grams/serving) every day.

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Xofigo®: Quebec patients have access to a new treatment for prostate cancer

Jul 29th, 2015 in News

Men in Quebec are one step closer to accessing Xofigo, for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer with symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastatic disease, thanks to a recent announcement by the Quebec government.

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Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle – Exercise regularly

Jul 28th, 2015 in News

Physical activity can be very beneficial for your physical and emotional health. Staying active can help manage your weight, build muscle, keep your bones strong, reduce your fatigue and anxiety. Exercise can also help with side effects of prostate cancer treatment.

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Awareness of the PROCURE Biobank and its new website

Jul 24th, 2015 in News

With around 40,000 samples currently available from 1,970 participants who had surgery for their prostate cancer, the PROCURE Biobank has become a valuable tool and an invaluable resource for researchers working in this field.

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Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle — How to maintain muscle mass

Jul 22nd, 2015 in News

The power of protein

Protein is an essential nutrient and is an important component of every cell in the body.

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Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle – How to lose the body fat?

Jul 14th, 2015 in News

Incorporating exercise and a healthy diet into your everyday routine may seem somewhat challenging, but it is a lot easier than you think.

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Benefits of Good Nutrition and Exercise on Prostate Cancer

Jul 7th, 2015 in News

A healthy diet and physical activity can benefit your general health and reduce your risk of medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, etc.

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Exercise as a means to improve quality of life in men with prostate cancer

Jun 17th, 2015 in News

A recent an encouraging study from the Macmillan Cancer Support claiming moderate intensity exercise like walking can significantly reduce the chance of dying from cancer.

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Are you at risk? What causes prostate cancer?

Jun 5th, 2015 in News

The exact causes of prostate cancer are not yet well understood. Researchers have found some risk factors and are trying to determine how these factors lead to prostate cancer.

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Three advices from a radiation oncologist to help patient in choosing a treatment

May 21st, 2015 in News

You are in the process of choosing a treatment or you know someone who has just received a prostate cancer diagnosis? Follow the advice of radiation oncologist Dr Daniel Taussky from Notre-Dame Hospital of CHUM.

To view the April 27th Conference with Dr. Daniel Taussky, including the testimony of a Prostate Cancer Survivor, click here.

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What are my treatments options?

 

You have questions? Speak to one of our health professionals.

Contact our toll-free 24/7 line at 1 855 899 – 2873

Testimony of a patient who chose brachytherapy

May 13th, 2015 in News

How do we live this transition every day?

You are in the process of choosing a treatment or you know someone who has just received a prostate cancer diagnosis? Mr. Victor Glazer, who chose brachytherapy in 2014, shares with us the advice he would give to a family member, colleague or friend: Here is his advice.

To view the April 27, 2015 Conference with Dr. Daniel Taussky and the testimony of Mr. Glazer, click here.

See as well :

What are my treatment options?

You have questions? Speak to one of our health professionals.

Contact our toll-free 24/7 line at 1 855 899 – 2873

How to prepare for external beam radiation therapy? Brachytherapy?

May 6th, 2015 in News

External beam radiation

Before undergoing external beam radiation therapy, the health care team guides the patient through a planning process. Accurate planning is essential to ensure that radiation reaches the precise spot in the body affected by cancer while minimizing damage to surrounding tissue.

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Is radiation therapy right for me ?

Apr 22nd, 2015 in News

Radiation therapy is one of the main treatments offered to men with prostate cancer.

External beam radiation therapy

External beam radiation therapy is used to treat prostate cancer using high intensity radiation beams such as X-rays, gamma rays and electrons. More precisely, it consists in the emission of radiation from an external source directed towards the tumour and some surrounding tissue.

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Health Canada Approves New Indication for Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Apr 20th, 2015 in News

New Indication for the Use of Xtandi® (enzalutamide) Capsules

Approval based on improved overall survival, delayed time to radiographic progression and an overall positive risk-benefit profile

In the Phase III PREVAIL trial, men receiving enzalutamide therapy exhibited a statistically significant improvement in both overall survival and delayed time to radiographic progression or death as compared to those on placebo1 . Read more

What are my treatment options?

Apr 15th, 2015 in News

Under 70 years old

Men in their fifties or sixties are more likely to die from prostate cancer than older men because the disease has more time to evolve or reappear. It is therefore very important to treat the cancer as soon as possible. In general, when the prostate cancer is localized, the most effective treatments are radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy. In both cases, the cure rate is very high.
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What are the prostate cancer treatment options?

Apr 10th, 2015 in News

There are several treatment options available for patients suffering from prostate cancer. The doctor adapts the treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each person and determines which option will lead to the most optimal results. Treatment should therefore take account of the progress of the disease, health status, age, opinions, preferences and expectations of the patient.
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What happens after my diagnosis of prostate cancer ?

Mar 26th, 2015 in News

The diagnosis of prostate cancer greatly influences the choice of treatment. Indeed, the results of the biopsy and the different tests and scans measure two key indicators: the grade and stage of prostate cancer. The grade determines the degree of aggressiveness of the cancer while the stage indicates the degree of spread. Both indicators are used to determine the level of progression of the prostate cancer: localized, locally advanced or advanced.

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How is prostate cancer staged?

Mar 26th, 2015 in News

The grade and stage of prostate cancer help determine the evolution of the disease. The grade refers to the degree of aggressiveness of the prostate cancer and can be assessed through the Gleason score. Cancer stage, meanwhile, refers to the degree of spread of cancer cells..

This article will cover the concept of prostate cancer stage, specifically the TNM classification system. The Gleason score has been addressed in a previous article.

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Travel Insurance : Frequently Asked Questions

Mar 3rd, 2015 in News

Why do I need travel medical protection when I travel abroad?

An accident or emergency can happen anywhere. If you need medical care in another country or another province/territory, your government health plan may pay only part of the costs. Travel insurance starts where these plans finish. Travel insurance can also provide coverage for unforeseen problems, from a cancelled flight to a serious illness, or in rare cases, even an act of terrorism or the bankruptcy of a travel supplier. If an illness, accident, or other covered unforeseen circumstance forces travellers to cancel or interrupt their plans, they face two major financial losses: the money invested in non-refundable pre-payments and medical expenses that in many instances may not be covered by health insurance.

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Travel Insurance and Prostate Cancer

Mar 2nd, 2015 in News

It may be more difficult and expensive for a prostate cancer survivor to purchase travel insurance. Some private companies offer the service to survivors, but at a higher price or under specific conditions.

To apply for travel insurance

As a cancer survivor, make sure you understand the coverage conditions of your healthcare plan.

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Intimacy and Prostate Cancer

Mar 2nd, 2015 in News

Physical and emotional intimacy can be a worrying issue for a man with prostate cancer or his partner. This concern is entirely legitimate and understandable given that intimacy is an important aspect of life.

Prostate cancer can negatively affect the sexual function of patients. This may threaten their masculinity and lead to feelings of anger, depression or loneliness. However, several options are available to overcome these painful obstacles.

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Relationships with Loved Ones

Mar 2nd, 2015 in News

Prostate cancer diagnosis is a difficult and challenging time for patients and their family. Relationships are often affected by this experience. Some relationships remain unchanged, others are solidified and some may suffer.

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Tailored Prostate Cancer Treatment

Nov 27th, 2014 in News

Over the years, prostate cancer treatment has immensely progressed. Doctors can now provide patients with a more tailored treatment. Indeed, advances in science, technology and surgical techniques have enabled medical teams to offer more personalized prostate cancer treatments.

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Two-drug combination may improve survival in men with advanced prostate cancer

Nov 27th, 2014 in News

Treating men with advanced prostate cancer using a two-drug combination may significantly increase survival. Indeed, a Harvard-affiliated medical research team found that patients with advanced prostate cancer treated with a combination of ADT and a chemotherapy drug called docetaxel lived approximately 14-17 months longer than men who started their treatment on ADT alone. These results may potentially transform prostate cancer treatment.

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Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer

Nov 27th, 2014 in News

The Benefits of Vitamin D

A great amount of research present the multiple benefits of Vitamin D. For example, Vitamin D regulates the amount of calcium and phosphorus, helps build bones and brings many more benefits to other tissues in the body, including kidneys, intestines and parathyroid glands. In fact, past reasearch found a link between a low level of Vitamin D and numerous health problems.

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Is It Possible to Have Sex After Prostate Cancer?

Nov 27th, 2014 in News

Many patients are apprehensive about the post-treatment side effects of prostate cancer. Indeed, side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction alarm a great amount of patients. Although these effects are often temporary, it is not uncommon to find patients who decide not to have the surgery in order to avoid the aftermath.

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Tomatoes Help Fight Prostate Cancer

Nov 27th, 2014 in News

New research suggests that men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer.

Researchers at Universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford published the first of its kind study in the medical journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. The research consisted of a comparison between the diet and lifestyle of 1,806 men with prostate cancer and 12,005 cancer-free men.

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Walking Can Increase the Chance to Conquer Cancer

Nov 27th, 2014 in News

The Guardian recently published an encouraging study from the Macmillan Cancer Support claiming moderate intensity exercise like walking can significantly reduce the chance of dying from cancer.

The study suggests that patients with prostate cancer can reduce their risk by 30% if they walk a 20 minutes everyday or 1.6 km. The exercise has to be dynamic enough without being too demanding. The important aspect is to increases the heart rate.

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PROCURE’s weekend of Courage raises $450,000!

Jun 16th, 2014 in News

PROCURE’s annual Walk and Tour of Courage 2014 gathered an impressive crowd of over 700 supporters including politicians, sports figures and local celebrities.

2014-MDC - marcheurs cancer de la prostate

On Father’s Day, Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre, kicked-off The Walk alongside men and their families at parc Jean-Drapeau, while the Tour of Courage’s President of Honor and ex-defenseman for the Montreal Canadians, Éric Desjardins, joined teams of cyclists who pedaled the Nordet path from Lac Superieur to the Gilles-Villeneuve race track over two days.

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Exciting new stage for our biobank

May 25th, 2014 in News

The biobank is entering an exciting new stage! This innovative research tool, which collects a large and diversified array of samples and data from more than 2,000 Quebecers with prostate cancer, will soon become available to the international scientific community.

stetoscope1Indeed, the biobank has begun the allocation process of its samples for two pilot projects: one in Quebec on new markers for recurrence of the cancer and one in the United States on the characterization and complete genome analysis of prostate cancer. In addition, a committee, overseeing the allocations and the quality control of data and biospecimens, has been established for future claims.

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Nutrition, exercise and prostate cancer… Why ? When ? How?

Apr 29th, 2014 in Conferences, News

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Prostate cancer support group wants to get the word out

Feb 11th, 2014 in News, Support Group, Support Network

Knowlton based group joins Quebec’s ‘PROCURE’ network

By Kathryn Lexow, Brome County News

Screen Shot 2014-02-12 at 9.02.54Brome – At its annual general meeting, the Brome-Missisquoi prostate cancer support group directors announced that the group had decided to join the PROCURE Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Network (PPCSAN) of Quebec. View page 1 of the article and View page 2 of the article

ZYTIGA® – Now Reimbursed in Québec

Feb 7th, 2014 in News

 ZYTIGA®* Now Reimbursed in Québec for Use Prior to Chemotherapy In Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer.  Men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in Québec now have access to a therapy that can be used prior to chemotherapy. Effective February 3, 2014, the province has added ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) to the public drug formulary for the treatment of mCRPC in men who are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic after failure of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

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Lauching the 5th edition of the PROCURE Tour du Courage

Jan 1st, 2014 in Events, News

Mark your agendas! On June 14th & 15th the 5th edition of the PROCURE Tour du Courage presented by Janssen will take place.

tdc_2014_banner2__900x305pxThis cycling event consists of three stages; two stages will take place on Saturday on Le chemin Le Nordet, a Prologue and a Mountain stage. The final stage, the Team Time Trial stage, will be held on Sunday at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal. Fundraising goal: $750 minimum (including the $100 registration) / Registration for the Tour du Courage PROCURE is limited to 250 cyclists. Visit PROCURE Tour du Courage website

Sad news about Mr. Marvyn Kussner

Jun 7th, 2013 in News

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is with great sadness that we must announce to you that Mr. Marvyn Kussner, our beloved Founding Chairman of the Board, passed away this morning, peacefully and surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Laurent Proulx will succeed Ms. Malvina Klag

Apr 28th, 2013 in News

Mr Laurent Proulx will officially take office April 29, 2013. Member of PROCURE’s Board of Directors for the past three years, Founder of the Tour du Courage, brilliant entrepreneur and leader in the domain of Information Technologies, Laurent Proulx has an energy and a powerful “can do” attitude that will allow PROCURE to continue to have an increasing impact in the fight against prostate cancer.

Read the message from Mr Cédric Bisson, Chairman of the board, PROCURE.

Read the message from Ms. Malvina Klag.

PROCURE will be participating in the 5th National Conference to Fight Cancer organized by the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec

Apr 11th, 2013 in News

On April 11 & 12 PROCURE will be participating in the 5th National Conference to Fight Cancer organized by the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec at Hilton Bonaventure de Montréal.

All about the PROCURE Tour du Courage

Apr 1st, 2013 in News

Here are extracts from recent articles published on the PROCURE Tour du Courage presented by Janssen.

Read the news articles XY by La Presse and  Vélo Mag

Alexandre Despatie as President of Honor, Tour du Courage PROCURE

Mar 25th, 2013 in News

We are pleased to announce the presence of M. Alexandre Despatie as the President of Honor for the fourth edition of PROCURE’s Tour du Courage presented by Janssen. His collaboration is a testament to the importance of PROCURE’s mission and objectives and we are grateful for his support.

Men’s Basketball Championship

Mar 11th, 2013 in News

From March 13th to March 16th, John Abbott College will host the Men’s Basketball Championship – CCAA. We would like to thank John Abbott College for supporting PROCURE and the prostate cancer cause during this event.

CHUM Prostate Cancer Support Group conference

Mar 11th, 2013 in News

The CHUM Prostate Cancer Support Group invites you to its conference:

2013, Prostate cancer: treatment, research and hope on Monday March 11th 2013, 06:30pm at the CHUM – Notre-Dame Hospital
Free admission

Obesity and a high-fat diet promote prostate cancer progression

Nov 30th, -0001 in News

Last April, during the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the results from a study establishing a relationship between obesity and prostate cancer were presented. In fact, it has demonstrated that fat is enhancing the activity of a gene called MYC, which stimulates the multiplication of cells, mostly cancer cells from some cancer types.

Cancer’s Mechanisms

Cancer can be a lethal disease, since a tumor absorbs in some way all the resources the body needs to function, such as vitamins and other nutrients, energy, oxygen, and even available space. It is without speaking of the time it can take away to the sick person’s life.

Yet, it seems like a high fat diet contributes to nourish cancer cells, thus accelerating the disease’s progression. Consequently, many studies have concluded that there is a link between obesity and a high risk of lethal prostate cancer. For some reasons still unknown, that risk seems even higher among African-American men.

MYC gene’s role

With the appearance of some cancers, particularly prostate cancer, the MYC gene is known to create significant metabolic changes, which are easing the progression of the tumors. In this way, the tissues are not affected by the gene when there are no cancer cells.

However, since the MYC gene has great metabolic impacts, the lifestyle also has effects on the way the gene works. It is why a high fat diet and a low level of physical activities are increasing this gene’s activities regarding cancer cells.

Consequently, sick people who are showing significant metabolic changes caused by the MYC gene, mostly those suffering from obesity, often have mortality risks three to four times higher than a man with prostate cancer who follows a healthy and balanced diet.

In short, risks associated with this gene are another reason to keep good habits to reduce the effects of prostate cancer, and the summer season seems like a perfect time to move on or keep going on with your efforts!

 

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle – How to lose the body fat?

 

Benefits of Good Nutrition and Exercise on Prostate Cancer

Source: PCF

Light therapy — have you thought about it?

Nov 30th, -0001 in News

 

Many people feel more depressed than usual in the fall and winter months, especially if undergoing prostate cancer treatments.

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