The Androgen Deprivation Therapy Educational Program

Why have this program?

Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) is an effective treatment for prostate cancer, but has many side effects. Learn what they are and how to manage them.

What’s the program’s structure?

A 1.5-hour session in which patients and loved ones are introduced to ADT and its side effects. Participants get a free copy of the book Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An Essential Guide for Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones with its goal setting exercises to manage ADT side effects.


Who can join?

This program is suitable for all patients on ADT. We encourage patients to join the program “preemptively”—i.e., before they start ADT or as soon as possible after starting on ADT. That being said, patients who have been on ADT for any length of time are still welcome to attend.


Where is it held?

Sessions are available monthly in:

  • Calgary—Prostate Cancer Centre
  • Victoria—The Prostate Centre
  • Vancouver—Vancouver General Hospital  
  • Halifax—QE II Health Sciences Centre
  • Toronto—Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Edmonton—Cross Cancer Institute

How to register?

For the following sites, please contact:

  • Kate 403-943-8888 (Calgary)
  • Connie at 250-388-0214 (Victoria)
  • Monita at 604-875-4485 (Vancouver)
  • Tara at 902-473-6427 (Halifax)
  • Lisa at 416-946-4501 ext. 2598 (Toronto) 
  • Department of Psychosocial and Spiritual Resources at 780-643-4303 (Edmonton)