Resources for Prostate Cancer Patients

Speakers Available For Groups


Prostate Cancer Canada Network - Thunder Bay is pleased to provide speakers to interested groups to discuss various subjects related to prostate cancer.

To arrange for a speaker please call: (807) 627-0333

Resource Material Locally


A large number of videos, booklets and articles are available to support group members or prospective members. Speak to the group's Librarian at the regular monthly meeting or call (807) 627-0333 for further details.

Foods High in Acid That May Irritate The Bladder



Alcoholic beverages

Apple juice



Carbonated drinks


Chilies/spicy foods

Citrus fruits (lemon, lime, grapefruit or juices)


















Foods High in Tyrosine, Tyramine, Tryptophan

and Aspartate That May Irritate The Bladder







Brewer’s yeast



Cheese (hard, soft, brie, camembert, tome)

Chicken livers


Cold cuts

Corned beef


Fava beans

Figs (canned)


Lima beans


NutraSweet (aspartame)




Pickled herring






Rye break


Sour cream

Soy sauce



Vitamins buffered with aspartate



Not all the above items affect everyone.  By eliminating one item at a time from your diet and evaluating the effect on your bladder, a person can assess which items are your bladder irritants.



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Internet Resources About Prostate Cancer and Its Treatments

In the following table you will find links to some excellent websites providing clinical information about prostate cancer, its treatments, and the personal experiences of patients undergoing various procedures.

The first 4 boxes (having bold lettering) relate to PCCN Canada, our local cancer centre in Thunder Bay, detailed experiences of one of our members, and a help video produced by our own Jim Hyder.

Following those first links are some world class prostate cancer information sites in no particular order. After carefully reading material on a few sites, you will become more comfortable with the medical terminology and then will be able to skim further sites more quickly, looking for additional information.

Prostate Cancer Canada Network (formerly the Canadian Prostate Cancer Network) provides help and resources to all local PCCNs, including ours in Thunder Bay. They have a great deal of information for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and for their families.

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (our regional hospital) also has extensive information for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and for their families. See their Cancer Care section.

This is the personal site of a member of the Prostate Cancer Canada Network - Thunder Bay and follows his experience with prostate cancer in detail.

Watch the "Talk About It" video produced by our own Jim Hyder.

Prostate Cancer information from the Mayo Clinic

Centre for Prostate Disease Research

A cooperative oncology group which carries out clinical trials in cancer therapy and supportive care across Canada and internationally.

Public Health Agency of Canada

The Canadian Cancer Society - Canada's internet source for information about cancer.

For those of you on the West Coast, be sure to visit this site. The Vancouver Island Prostate Cancer Research Foundation is a non-profit organization in Victoria, B.C.

CancerCare Manitoba, formerly The Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, is responsible for cancer prevention, detection, care, research and education throughout Manitoba.

The Prostate Centre at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto provides advanced comprehensive treatment of prostate diseases.

Information on the risk factors, diagnostic procedures, and treatments and their side effects, to help you make informed decisions before, during and after cancer.

Founded in 1994 by University of Pennsylvania cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information.

A complete, up-to-date source of online cancer news and information for patients, health-care professionals and the entire cancer community.

Prostate Cancer Research Institute

Men fighting cancer together.

The primary mission of the Texas Cancer Center is to show you the great body of medical evidence which supports conservative (limited) surgery for patients with cancer.

This site – for both men and women – is headed by a practicing urologist, and much of the information focuses on prostate cancer and the related problems of incontinence and sexual dysfunction.

The patient area of this site has great articles and graphics on prostate function and problems. It is written by urologists to get people started on their quest for understanding and information.

Dedicated to providing emotional support, information, and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones.

A medical and health information resource containing great health articles and reference materials.

A medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language.

Information from Online Cancer Guide

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has predictive tools for doctors and patients for outcomes following different treatment methods.

YANA is a valuable support site set up for prostate cancer patients. It originated in South Africa and Australia, but helps patients and their families all over the world. Many personal stories regarding various treatments and experiences. And special support advice for spouses and partners.

BBC News Information on prostate cancer. 

Fort William Male Choir


In 2010, PCCN - Thunder Bay formed a partnership with The Fort William Male Choir. For more information about this splendid organization, please visit their website.