WHO WE ARE

Formed in 1993, PROSTAID Calgary serves the Southern Alberta area.
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WHAT WE DO

Help men and their families deal with prostate cancer
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HOW WE DO IT

We Provide Support, Educate and Inform, Build Awareness, and Advocate.
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UPCOMING MEETINGS

Always the second Tuesday of the month. Find out this month's speaker and more.

THIS MONTH'S DIGITAL EXAMINER

  • May 2022

    May 2022

    Includes: Dr. Linda Carlson bio, Are We Making Progress in Addressing Disparities in Prostate Cancer?, Treatment-Related Regret Among Men With Localized Prostate Cancer Journal Club, Seniors' Centre Without Walls Edmonton, PCRI 2022 videos, and more!Read More »

NEW VIDEOS

Our monthly meetings are filmed and archived here and on our YouTube channel. These are the most recent.

Managing Stress During a Cancer Journey

Clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Calgary, Dr. Linda Carlson returns to PROSTAID to give us some strategies on how to deal with stress, including approaches to breathing and mindfulness. The talk ends with some meditative exercises that will be sure to calm you and give you a new understanding of Integrative Oncology.

Safa Rahman

Demystifying Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Safa Rahman, a pelvic health physiotherapist with Vesia, joins us to talk about pain, specifically in the pelvic floor and what we can do to mitigate the pain and to strengthen the muscles that control that area of the body. From your nerves to your bladder, Safa emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to conquering pain and living a better life.

Dementia and the PREVENT Study

Dr. Philip Barber, the Associate Professor of Neurology and Radiology at the University of Calgary, talks about the difference faces of dementia, the 9 different risk factors and the steps you can take to PREVENT the disease before it becomes untreatable. He also introduces a study where you could help us further understand dementia and what we can do to cure it in the future.

READ THEIR STORIES

Stewart Campbell describes himself as someone who is “living with cancer.” In 2007, the Cochrane, Alberta resident was diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer after feeling lower back pain and going for a checkup with his family physician. At that point, the disease had already escaped his prostate gland and metastasized to several lymph nodes. It meant that primary treatments such as surgery and radiation were not options...
Stewart Campbell

Stewart Campbell

Former Prostaid Executive Director

My journey with prostate cancer started about 12 years ago with a phone call from my father. At age 75 he had been diagnosed with metastasis prostate cancer. I had just turned 50. My knowledge of prostate cancer was very limited. I called our family doctor who filled me in with information about what to expect with my father and also suggested that I start regular psa testing. I soon started getting regular dre's and psa tests. My father went on to...
Bob Shiell

Bob Shiell

Prostaid Founder

It was after my annual medical at age 58 I received a call from my doctor. The digital exam showed the prostate gland was enlarged but smooth and soft. The result of the PSA came back 7. My doctor was concerned and sent me to an urologist, which took about four months waiting time. In his office a large poster displayed an elderly man standing in front of a urinal, a young boy was standing behind him with legs crossed. The caption read...
Gil Carlson

Gil Carlson

Prostaid Member

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Years of Service

MEET OUR TEAM

Brad Sterling

Brad Sterling

President
Brad retired from Royal Bank of Canada in 2015. With the help of his wife Wendi they hope to be able to help others as they experience the cancer journey.
Dave Lunn

Dave Lunn

Past President
David Lunn was a biology teacher, science department head, and assistant principal with the Calgary Board of Education for over thirty years.
Dorothy Rodehutskors

Dorothy Rodehutskors

Program Director
Dorothy came to PROSTAID Calgary in March 2020, right at the beginning of COVID 19. She had spent the previous 12 years working for Alberta Health Services.

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