British Columbia Resources

Resource Type
Prostate Cancer Supportive Care
Vancouver Prostate Centre
The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program is a comprehensive survivorship program developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre for men with prostate cancer, their partners, and their family from initial diagnosis onward. Men can self-refer to this program or be referred by their doctor. A doctor's referral is required for the Sexual Health Service.
Palliative Care/ Hospice Websites
BC Cancer Agency
The BC Cancer Pain & Symptom Management / Palliative Care clinics transfer patients back to community physicians once symptoms have been stabilized and other palliative care needs have been addressed so that care can be provided closer to home and clinics can maintain capacity for new patients.
Prostate Cancer Part 1: Diagnosis and Referral in Primary Care
Government of British Columbia
These Provincial guidelines provide recommendations for primary care providers for investigating and managing adult male patients (≥19 years of age) who present with signs or symptoms that could lead to a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Travel and Accommodation Assistance
Government of British Columbia
Programs and services are available to help with the cost of medical travel and accommodations for B.C. residents who must travel from their homes to access medical care.
Your BC services card
Government of British Columbia
Each B.C. resident enrolled with the Medical Services Plan (MSP) is eligible for a BC Services Card with a unique lifetime identifier for health care called a Personal Health Number.
Health and wellness
Interior Health
A list of useful links and resources for information and services related to diet, nutrition, and physical activities is available online or on the phone.
Cancer Recovery Exercise Program
Island Prostate Centre
The Island Prostate Centre's Cancer Recovery Exercise Program is a free community-based program for prostate cancer patients and survivors, suited for all ability levels. Classes are currently hosted on Zoom.
Find a physio
Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia
Information about physiotherapy services in BC.
SIRvivor BC: Exercise for Prostate Cancer
SIRvivor BC; University of British Columbia
The SIRvivor BC Prostate Cancer Community Exercise Program runs for 6 to 12 weeks, consisting of 2 one-hour weekly sessions. The program is tailored to men living with prostate cancer and focuses mainly on strength development through resistance-based exercise. The program is delivered by exercise trainers certified through the BC Recreation and Parks Association.
Home: Help starts here
211 British Columbia
This webpage has a search engine to find resources offered in British Columbia for different services and fields of interest.
Caregiving and support pathfinder: A guide to finding library resources and support services
BC Cancer Agency
This pathfinder provides lists of books, DVDs, pamphlets, websites and support programs for caregivers and instructions on where to find each resource.
Centres and Clinics
BC Cancer Agency
A list of centres and clinics in BC with links to more information about the services available at each location.
Emotional Support BC Resources
BC Cancer Agency
Find out what resources are available from BC Cancer, including counselling, psychiatry, and library resources.
BC Resource, Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients
BC Cancer Agency
Fertility preservation for cancer patients is a part of modern oncological care. This resource offers information on the different types of options for fertility preservation.
Guidebook for patients: BC Cancer Prince George
BC Cancer Agency
This guidebook will provide you with information about services and facilities that are available at the BC - Prince George.
Prince George – Support Groups
BC Cancer Agency
This website provides a list of local support programs in BC and the Prince George Area and a contact number for how to register.
Guidebook for patients: BC Cancer Surrey
BC Cancer Agency
This guidebook will provide information about services and facilities available at the BC-Surrey Centre (formally the Fraser Valley Centre).
Guidebook for patients: BC Cancer Vancouver
BC Cancer Agency
This guidebook will provide information about services and facilities available at the BC - Vancouver centre.
Low Cost Dental Programs for Cancer Patients
BC Cancer Agency
This handout provides contacts for dental clinics, dental hygiene and dental assistant teaching institutions and a brief description of their services.
Pain and Symptom Management
BC Cancer Agency
BC Cancer offers pain and symptom management clinics at their regional cancer centres.
Return to Work for Cancer Survivors in BC
BC Cancer Agency
Everything you need to know about returning to work after cancer treatment.
BC and Yukon Services – Library
BC Cancer Agency
Online catalogue to find books, videos, ebooks, and audio material in British Columbia & Yukon
Survivorship resources in BC
BC Cancer Agency
Survivorship resources and services are intended to help people cope with their new routines while ensuring their healthcare providers have the education, tools, and resources they require to provide high-quality care to cancer survivors.
Some B.C. cancer patients to be sent to U.S. for radiation treatment
O Canada
As of May 29, for the next 2 years, BC prostate cancer patients will be eligible to receive treatment in Washington state to help reduce wait times. All treatment-related costs will be covered, including travel and accommodations.*Published May 2023
Our programs and your wellbeing – You are not alone
Canadian Mental Health Association - Kelowna
This handout by the Canadian Mental Health Association of Kelowna provides a list of local support programs and a contact number for how to register. It also includes a list of national resources that can be accessed online.
BC cancer guidelines: Prostate Cancer Part 2: Follow-up in Primary Care
Government of British Columbia
This BC provincial guideline provides recommendations for the follow-up of patients who have returned to their primary care provider following curative-intent treatment for prostate cancer.
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