Capital Region Prostate Centre

Program: New strategies for post-treatment care of prostate cancer patients

Vital Sign: Health & Wellness

Total Grant: $20,000

Prostate CentreProstate cancer is one of the most curable of the cancers, having as high as a 90% survival rate when the disease is caught and treated early. The more challenging side of cancer survival is the oftentimes low quality of life men experience post-treatment. With men living longer, a significant number of survivors are facing a new reality regarding life post-treatment, which can manifest as isolation/depression, low physical activity, and low sexual desire and functioning. Many survivors and their loved ones are suffering in silence. The Prostate Centre is dedicated to helping survivors through community-based counselling and web-based technology.

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