Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Launches the Canadian Prostate Cancer Guide

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Prostate Cancer Guide aggregator website to bring men diagnosed with prostate cancer, their caregivers, and their families the most up-to-date information about diagnosis, treatment, support, well-being, and more all in one place. Please click here to explore the website: 

Readers will find six main categories on the Prostate Guide: Learn Here, Living with Cancer, News, Podcasts, Support, and Webinars. Learn Here provides information about treatment, signs and symptoms, risk factors, at risk groups, and more. Living with Cancer provides resources about physical well-being, self-image, and patient and caregiver stories. News shares information on new treatments and upcoming events. Patients and survivors will be able to access Podcasts and Webinars to learn about different topics related to prostate cancer. Support provides access to support groups across the country in an easy-to-use directory as well as provincial resources, and guides to help patients and caregivers advocate for themselves while receiving care. 

The Canadian Prostate Cancer Guide website can be thought of as a type of library that CCSN will be working hard to populate with the best resources to provide individuals with the information that they may need throughout their journey. 

“CCSN is working to raise awareness about the importance of the early diagnosis of prostate cancer, including the need for formal prostate screening programs in every province and territory. The Canadian Prostate Cancer Guide is yours to use and to improve. Send us your cancer journey story to be included on the site. Suggest patient and caregiver guides about how to talk to your healthcare team, or treatment guidelines you found useful. Suggest prostate cancer topics for webinars!” – Jackie Manthorne, President & CEO of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network

The formation of this website was supported by an exceptional Advisory Committee. Members of this Committee are: Al Carl, the Chair of Prostate Cancer Support Ottawa; Arminee Kazanjian, Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia (UBC); Brad Sterling, the President of PROSTAID Calgary Society; Jeff Greig, co-leader of the North Shore Prostate Cancer Support Group in North Vancouver, BC; John Roth, the past co-chair of Prostate Cancer Support Toronto; Leanne Kopp, Executive Director at Island Prostate Centre. More information can be found on each member in our About section of the website.

The Canadian Prostate Cancer Guide is also supported by a generous group of funders: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Janssen, and Novartis. CCSN is grateful for the continued support we receive from these companies. 

About Prostate Cancer

24, 600 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually in Canada, with a five-year net survival rate of 91 per cent. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men. Adenocarcinoma of the prostate is the most common type of prostate cancer, accounting for 95 per cent of all prostate cancers. Currently, there is no formal screening program for prostate cancer. At the age of 50, individuals with a prostate can receive a PSA test which can help monitor and diagnose prostate cancer.