Grow On




Each November a curious thing happens: men disregard their standard shaving regime, ignore heckles from their wives and friends and let their staches and beards grow with wild abandon.

Are they preparing for winter hibernation?                                 Testing out a new form of food capture?                                                                                    Revolting against the razor industry?


They are banding together to bring awareness and generate funds in the fight against prostate cancer.

Join us in the fight and support LOCAL cancer care and research through the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation.                           



Flo Hartleib and Sharron Parrott Featured Speakers for October Meeting


Flo Hartlieib, R.N and Sharron Parrott, R.N.,B.A.   Members of the Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario and Teachers Collective.
Will be presenting on Therapeutic Touch at our October 13 Monthly Meeting.
Therapeutic touch is a non-invasive holistic approach to facilitate healing. A consciously directed process of energy exchange during which the Practitioner uses the hands as a focus for healing. A technique to help people relax, relieve their pain, and help them heal faster.
Therapeutic touch is thought to promote healing through balance in the body.
Following the Presentation
Their Practice Group participants will offer Therapeutic Touch sessions to those who would like to experience a hands on session.
Review their web site for Therapeutic Touch Workshops.

Tim Brady, Pharmacist, Featured Speaker for September Meeting


We are pleased to have Pharmacist Tim Brady as our Guest Speaker for September 8th.  Over the years Tim has amassed a wealth of information about Health Care Drugs, how they work, their side effects and how they react with each other. 
We as patients, have the right to understand our medications and make informed decisions, to be able to gauge the benefits and risks of treatment, as well as grasp important cost issues.
Tim will help us with this and answer our questions.

Audrey Logan Featured Speaker at August Meeting



Our guest speaker for Tuesday, August the 11th will be
Audrey Logan, from Cancer Care Ontario.   Audrey is an Aboriginal patient Navigator for Erie-St. Clair Regional Cancer Program.
Audrey will speak about her role as the Aboriginal Navigator and the service that she provides to the Aboriginal community located in Erie St. Clair.  Audrey works with First Nations, Inuit and Metis clients in every stage of the cancer journey.  The Aboriginal population gets diagnosed at later stages of cancer and this work is in its early stages.


Dr. Tom Deklaj Featured Speaker at June Meeting



Dr. Tom Deklaj, MD, FRCSC, originally from Windsor, obtained hisDoctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto and Internship and Urology Residency at Halifax’s DalhousieUniversity. Most recently, he held a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Urology Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at the University of Chicago. Dr. Deklaj is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Canada, an Endourological Society Fellow and a member of the Canadian Urological Association.

Windsor Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad

motorcycle ride for dad windsor

The Motorcycle Ride for Dad will be held on May 24, 2015. 

For more information, please click here.

Pork BBQ Fundraiser May 3oth


The Stoney Points Lions Club will be having a Pork BBQ with proceeds going to the Windsor-Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group.

When: Saturday May 30th

Doors open at 5:00 P.M. Dinner at 6:00 P.M.

Meal Tickets: $20.oo

Door Prizes and Raffles

Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event

If you would like to sit in the same section, secure your tickets early.

For further information, please click here

Stacey Dusik R.N. will provide update on DaVinci Robot at May 12 meeting


Robotic Hysterectomies

Stacey Dusik RN, BScN, CRNFA

 Stacey will be providing an update on the DaVinci Robot Program at Windsor Regional Hospital at our May 12th meeting.

Stacey’s Biography

In 1994, I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with my BScN.  My career began at a private oral surgery office from 1994-2001.  In 2001, I began working in the Operating Room at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.  During my years at Henry Ford Hospital my focus of practice was Urological Surgeries.  The Urologists at Henry Ford Hospital began working with the daVinci robot in 2001.  I was able to be part of the daVinci team.  In 2006, my role expanded to Registered Nurse First Assistant thus enabling me to be involved in over 4000 cases.  As part of a dedicated team member, I was able to travel around the world teaching and educating others regarding robotic surgeries.  The team traveled to countries such as Greece, Italy, India, Malaysia, France, South Korea and China performing surgeries and educating.  In June 2014, I became the Clinical Practice Manager at Windsor Regional Hospital, Met Campus.  I have the opportunity to be part of the team working and developing the daVinci robotic program in Windsor.

Dr. Junaid Yousuf to present “To PSA or not to PSA-That is the Question”


Junaid Yousuf, BSc, MD, FRCPC, Radiation Oncologist & Adjunct Professor, Western University

Dr. Yousuf graduated from the University of Ottawa with his M.D. in 2005, and completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at Queen’s University in 2011. His practice includes the treatment of genitourinary, haematological, breast, lung, and skin cancers. His primary area of clinical research interest lies within genitourinary malignancies and focuses on the clinical aspects surrounding prostate HDR and LDR brachytherapy. Dr. Yousuf is also Adjunct Professor with the Department of Oncology and Faculty of Medicine, Western University where he regularly lectures, teaches, and trains medical students as well as residents. He joined the Cancer Program at Windsor Regional Hospital in 2011.

Help Develop Advanced Care Planning Resources (With a link to a Survey)


A True NTH Canada Special Request!
Dear PCCN Member,

In September, the Movember Foundation launched True NTH- the largest ever initiative global initiative into prostate cancer care.  It’s a revolutionary program that will help men with prostate cancer and their families access information, care, and support that is focused on improving quality of life. It will enable men with prostate cancer to learn about their treatment and its impacts, collaborate with their care team as well as their social support network, and receive support and encouragement to optimize their quality of life.

Please click here for a short video that describes True NTH.

Prostate Cancer Canada is leading the True NTH Canada program.  PCC’s True NTH member organizations is a collaborative of over 20 leading research institutions and cancer care centres.  True NTH Canada will introduce 9 unique programs for men, providers and their families spanning across Treatment and Decision Support, Sexual Health, Lifestyle Management and Peer to Peer Navigation.

End of Life care will be a critical component of this work.  The True NTH Advanced Care Planning team have asked us to circulate a survey to our PCCN leaders and members!

We need your help in developing the right resources to help prostate cancer patients and their families and raising greater awareness of the value of advance care planning.

Please click here for further information and the link to the survey.


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