Manitoba Prostate Centre
Located within CancerCare Manitoba, the Dr. Ernest W. Ramsey Manitoba Prostate Centre is the provincial centre for prostate disease and provides access to diagnosis and therapy. The $3.4 million centre was opened in 2004 through the efforts of government, corporate, community and medical partners, and the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. It is staffed by a team that includes urologic surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, nurses, a psychosocial clinician and registered dietician. The team provides assessment, diagnostics, treatment and support for men with prostate disease.
Referrals to the Prostate Centre can be made by your urologist or family physician.
- Physician consultation for the diagnosis and treatment of benign prostate disease and prostate cancer
- Diagnostic procedures including biopsy and cystoscopy
The following services and service providers can be accessed without a referral:
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
Provides assistance with treatment decision-making, sexuality counselling.
- Psychosocial Clinician
Offers counselling of patient and families, management of anxiety, assistance with practical concerns, support groups.
- Registered Dietitian
Provides assistance with concerns about diet and nutrition.
- Patient & Family Information and Resource Centre
Provides access to educational material and information.
Another component of the Prostate Centre's mandate is to conduct research. Working in partnership with the Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology, a joint institute of CancerCare Manitoba and the University of Manitoba, the Centre is engaged in translational research into earlier diagnosis and molecular markers of prostate cancer.
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