September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. This month gives us the opportunity to think, listen, act and support these men and families who are victims of prostate cancer. Did you know that in Quebec, 12 men a day are diagnosed with prostate cancer and that close to 900 families lose a loved one to this disease every year? However, it is completely curable if it is discovered early enough, if it remains confined to the prostate and if it is treated in a timely manner.That’s why we encourage all men to talk to their doctors about the risk factors for prostate cancer, because there’s nothing to be embarrassed about!
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PROCURE demystifies treatment choices (+)
There are a number of treatments for prostate cancer. Depending on your stage and grade, your age, health, medical and family history, you may have several options. The decision is never easy. While Alain took the option of active surveillance, Winston preferred a complete removal of the prostate. Find out how 4 of our patients made their treatment choice.
PROCURE demystifies screening and diagnosis (+)
Many people have advance notice of prostate cancer screening and diagnosis, they believe that only a digital rectal exam can detect it. Yet other solutions, which will reassure the most reluctant, exist. Our patients say it better than we do, talk openly to your doctor about the risk factors for prostate cancer, because there’s nothing to be embarrassed about!
PROCURE demystifies the need for support (+)
Learning that you have cancer is never easy. It’s like the world is falling apart on your head. When you hear the word “cancer”, everything is turned upside down and a multitude of emotions, worries and concerns overwhelm you. It is a hard blow that you MUST NOT live alone! It is important and necessary to find support, to express your emotions and to talk openly about what is bothering you. While Jean preferred not to tell his family, he was able to find comfort through our 7/7 support line that connects him to nurses specialized in uro-oncology. Alain, on the other hand, found support with his children. But they are all out of the woods, and we have to talk about it!
PROCURE demystifies urinary and sexual disorders (+)
Our patients are unanimous that open and honest communication is essential to deal with these changes. Whether it’s that famous erectile problem that men don’t talk about or urinary incontinence, these side effects don’t make you less than a man. Although your virility seems to be affected, what matters is your health and our patients have understood this. Here is the testimony of Winston, Claude, Alain and Jean, who will help you forget the prejudices you have!
All our episodes
Couldn’t make it to the webinar? Missed a crucial moment? Or do you just want to see it again? Don’t worry, we thought of everything! Below you will find all the episodes of PROCURE EN PARLE with a summary of the main points raised by our experts. If you don’t find the answers to your questions, please feel free to call our nurses on our 7/7 support line at 1 855 899-2873.
Symptoms, medical follow-up and treatments in Covid time – sept.8, 2020 (+)
The current pandemic has turned the course of patient care in oncology upside down.
Some medical procedures or follow-up appointments have been delayed and some diagnoses have been delayed did not take place. In this episode, Dr. Peter Vavassis tells you about all the procedures put in place to provide maximum service to prostate cancer patients during COVID.
All about risk factors and screening – sept.15, 2020 (+)
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men in Quebec.
On average, every day, 12 Quebecers are diagnosed with prostate cancer, which represents 4,300 new cases per year. The causes of prostate cancer are not yet well understood, but some studies have identified various risk factors and the behaviours to adopt to reduce them.
In this video, Dr. Vincent Trudeau, PHD, FRCSC, urologist in Trois-Rivières, explains the risk factors of prostate cancer.
Cancer from one generation to the next – Family history or genetics? – sept.23, 2020 (+)
Did you know that men who have cancer in their family are at higher risk of developing cancer and that, in general, men are at risk of developing cancer slightly earlier in their families?
But what genes are involved in prostate cancer? What are the risks if more than one first-degree relative has had prostate cancer? In this video, Dr. Frédéric Pouliot, PHD, FRCSC, uro-oncologist and molecular imaging researcher at the CHU de Québec, answers all the questions our patients ask themselves.
Prostate cancer: urinary, sexual or intestinal problems? – sept.29, 2020 (+)
Did you know that most prostate cancer treatments can affect your urinary function, sexual function and even the lining of the rectum? This can affect not only your quality of life, but your partner’s as well.
What are the sexual disorders and what remedies are available? What are the treatment options for bowel problems? What is urinary incontinence and how can it be treated?
Answer in this video with Dr. Thierry Lebeau, urological surgeon, head of the ICSU EMTL department at Université de Montréal.