Prostate Cancer Supportive Care
The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program is a comprehensive survivorship program developed in 2013 at the Vancouver Prostate Centre for men with prostate cancer, their partners, and families from the time of initial diagnosis onwards. Men can self-refer to this program or be referred by their doctor (a doctor’s referral is required for the Sexual Health Clinic).
The PCSC Program is a clinical, educational, and research-based approach to care, addressing the challenges of decision-making and coping along the entire disease trajectory to serve both the patient and their partner’s physical and psychological needs.
The PCSC Program currently includes eight modules which prostate cancer patients can take part in with more modules in development. These modules include group educational sessions and clinical services in the following areas:
- Primary Treatment Options
- Sexual Health
- Androgen Deprivation Therapy
- Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Bladder and Bowel Concerns
- Counselling Services
- Metastatic Disease Management
The PCSC Program is committed to delivering the excellence of its program to prostate cancer patients and their families across British Columbia using virtual health, telephone and/or in-person options. With generous Government of BC funding and in a partnership with BC Cancer physicians, community urologists and other health care personnel across the province, our goal is to reach every man with prostate cancer who desires supportive care during the entire course of their cancer journey.
Provincial Program Manager
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