Oakville / Mississauga

Prostate Cancer

Support Group

Meetings: Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House
                   2545 Sixth Line, Oakville - L6H-7V9
Date: every 3rd Wednesday of the month 
Time: 7:00 pm  

 

Diagnosed with prostate cancer?

We offer fellowship & guidance through personal experiences.

We have made the journey ...

 

 We can help.

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Fellowship &Support
We help men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and provide support for men and their families who continue to live with recurrent cancer

Our Meetings


 We meet every month in friendly, no-pressure environment of Wellspring Birmingham-Gilgan House and are always ready to welcome visitors. Whether you want to come once or on a regular basis, please know that the group is there for you, ready with experience, encouragement, understanding and support. We understand that some men are reluctant to open up on a first visit and we are quite happy if you choose just to sit and listen. The choice is yours. See more under Our Meetings.


January 2017


Dr. Darryl P. Leong

  

MBBS (Hons), MPH, PhD, FRACP, FESC

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine

Investigator, Population Health Research Institute

Cardiologist, Hamilton Health Sciences

  

Dr. Leong’s research content interest is the prevention, identification, and management of cardiovascular disease in the frail and in those with complex disease and multi-morbidity. His research methodological expertise includes clinical biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical trials. He is leading the development of a clinical and research program for the evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular disease in patients with cancer, at the Juravinski Hospital. 

Dr. Leong obtained his medical degree at the University of Adelaide, Australia, graduating with Honours and Dean's Listing for academic excellence. He subsequently undertook his residency in internal medicine and cardiology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, before completing a Master of Public Health and PhD at the University of Adelaide. Dr. Leong then completed a post doctorate fellowship in cardiovascular imaging at Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands. He was a finalist for the Samuel A. Levine Young Investigator Award of the American Heart Association, 2012, and has published more than 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Leong has received a number of awards, most recently including the E.J.Moran Campbell AFP Internal Career Research Award, McMaster University, and is an Emerging Leader in the World Heart Federation.

April 2017

 

Dr Andrew Loblaw

  

Radiation Oncologist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. 

“Developments in Prostate Cancer treatment at Sunnybrook”

   

Andrew Loblaw is a radiation oncologist, clinician scientist and an associate professor in the departments of radiation oncology and health policy management and evaluation at the University of Toronto. He has a masters in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Royal College's Clinician Investigator Program. His clinical practice focuses on prostate cancer.

May 2017

 

Maureen Rowlands

 

Director

Health Promotion & Survivorship

Prostate Cancer Canada. 

  

“The TrueNTH program to improve the lives of men with Prostate Cancer”

  

Maureen Rowlands is the Director of Support Services at Prostate Cancer Canada, the department accountable for providing information, resources and support to prostate cancer survivors and their circle of care and support. She is leading the development and implementation of a nationwide patient-centered survivorship strategy with the goal to achieve substantial and measurable improvement in quality of life for prostate cancer survivors and their partners, caregivers and family members across Canada. One of her key roles is the establishment and oversight of a trans-disciplinary national collaborative network that draws on professionals from both clinical and community settings. The network aims to create strategies that have a positive impact on clinical practice, create supportive environments and strengthen links between community and clinical settings. The process will catalyze innovation that delivers system-wide improvements to create and implement evidence-based health solutions. Maureen is a strategic leader with many years of experience in leading health services, program evaluation, knowledge transfer and fostering strategic partnerships. Maureen holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Education from Dalhousie University and a Master of Arts in Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia.

July 2017
 
Susy Borges-Santos
  
Manager
Birmingham-Gilgan House
 
“What Wellspring can do for the Prostate Cancer patient”

What Can Prostate Cancer Canada Do For You?


 Prostate Cancer Canada “Expert Angle” webinars are one of your best sources of information on all aspects of prostate cancer

 http://www.prostatecancer.ca/Support/Expert-Angle  (click on ‘Past Presentations’)

 

I have Prostate Cancer – Now What?” Use the resources of Prostate Cancer Canada to help your understanding and decision making

 http://www.prostatecancer.ca/Support/Services/Talk-with-an-Information-Specialist

 

Advanced Prostate Cancer” Information about advanced disease, living with advanced prostate cancer, palliative care and information for caregivers and loved ones

 http://www.prostatecancer.ca/Prostate-Cancer/About-Prostate-Cancer/Advanced-Prostate-Cancer

 

For more information on Prostate Cancer Canada, please go to their website and Subscribe to the Free Monthly e-Newsletter    http://www.prostatecancer.ca/

 

Thank You to Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House for your support and for providing the facilities for our meeting.  

 

What Can Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House Do For You?

More than 85 per cent of cancer patients experience the non-medical consequences of cancer and its treatment: the fear, anxiety, pain, isolation, financial worries and guilt. Through one-to-one peer support, group support activities, learned coping skills, rehabilitation and nutrition programs, and much, much more, Wellspring has helped thousands of people take an active role in controlling their cancer experience to improve their quality of life. https://wellspring.ca/birmingham/