Print prostate cancer pathfinder
Patients and the public of B.C. and Yukon can access these online books by calling 1.888.675.8001 x 7000 (toll-free) to get a username and password from the Library. See Prostate Cancer E-books
for more e-books about prostate cancer.
These websites have been reviewed and approved by the BC Cancer librarians. See the "Looking for More?" tab above to find more recommended websites.
This is a list of support programs offered by community organizations and BC Cancer. You can find more support programs offered at each BC Cancer centre and in the community on the BC Cancer website.
BC Cancer Patient & Family Counselling
Available to anyone in B.C. who has a cancer diagnosis, as well as those supporting them. Counselling available for individuals, couples, and families, either in-person or over the phone. Services are solution-focused and are limited to addressing challenges related to cancer.
An online community for cancer patients, caregivers, friends and family. A safe place to connect and find support. Regular webcasts are available on demand on a series of topics relevant to people with cancer including physical activity, relationships and complementary therapies.
Island Prostate Centre
Resources include a nurse navigator program (in person, by phone or online) to help answer your questions, discuss your treatment options, and support you in your journey; a cancer recovery exercise program, and a walking group. Call 1.866.388.0214 for information.
Prostate Cancer Foundation BC Support Groups
Website provides a list of support groups in Canada and patients can request a free "Reef Knot" kit that includes books about prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program
A comprehensive survivorship program for men with prostate cancer, their partners and families from the time of diagnosis onwards, which provides support with treatment decision making, rehabilitation needs post-treatment and lifestyle management.
SIRvivor BC : Prostate Cancer Community Exercise Program (UBC Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab)
The SIRvivor BC Prostate Cancer Community Exercise Program runs for 6 to 12 weeks, consisting of 2 one-hour sessions each week. Available in person and via Zoom. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.827.1914.
A free navigation program that puts you in touch with someone who has experienced prostate cancer and is trained to support you along your journey.
Community services locator
The Canadian Cancer Society community services locator is a directory that helps cancer patients, survivors, family and caregivers find the services they need.
Resources found in these Pathfinders have been chosen and evaluated by BC Cancer librarians with input from other BC Cancer staff members. Suggestions for additional resources for inclusion are welcome; however, the Library reserves the final right to decide which websites and resources will be included. See our Inclusion/removal policy.
Resources are reviewed on a regular basis, however, the Library cannot guarantee the function, accuracy, or currency of the websites and the information contained within them.
The BC Cancer library system consists of a central library at Vancouver Centre (VC), and branches in Abbotsford (AC), Kelowna (SAHCSI), Prince George (CN), Surrey (FVC), and Victoria (VIC). All centres have patient resource collections in our Cancer Information Centres (CIC), and all centres have a professional collection on site. Professional resources for CN are housed in the adjacent UHNBC Library.