The Government of BC has provided $6M to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to support the Vancouver Prostate Centre’s expansion of its Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program in Victoria, Kelowna, Surrey and Prince George.

Earlier today, MLA Peter Fassbender (Surrey-Fleetwood) – a prostate cancer survivor – shared the news in Surrey with representatives from the Foundation, Vancouver Prostate Centre, and Doctors of BC.

“BC has one of the healthiest populations in the country thanks to our commitment to healthy living and our world-class health care system,” he remarked. “It’s important to invest in programs and services that help British Columbia’s men make informed decisions about their health and access care.”

Launched in 2013, the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program supports men with prostate cancer and their families. Men can participate in six modules on topics ranging from education on treatment options to tips on exercise and nutrition. To date, the program has helped more than 1,300 men and their families. On average, 3,800 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually in BC.

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