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The Walnut, Winter 2017


The Walnut, November 2016

Prostate Cancer Canada is proud to be one of Movember’s Canadian beneficiary partners. Through this relationship we are advancing prostate cancer research and support services for men and their families living with the disease.

In this issue, we look at how the Movember movement is helping to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.


The Walnut, Autumn 2016

Prostate cancer and its treatment can affect your sex life in three ways - your mind, body and relationships. In this issue, we describe the kinds of treatment and support that is available, and ways for you to work through any problems.

February 16th: Join us for an updated Friendship Circle

Joint us for an updated Friendship Circle discussion at our usual time. This is a great opportunity for both "veterans" and recently diagnosed to share their stories, issues, concerns and offer ideas on how we can better reach out to those in the community who might need support. Everyone welcome, no pressure to participate if you just want to listen ! Spouses and family members are strongly encouraged to attend..

Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 7:00pm

Researchers looking for subjects

Study Poster

Christina Tomei, a Ph.D. student of clinical psychology, is assisting with a study on psychotherapy to decrease fear of cancer recurrence for men and women with cancer.

The therapy will take place at the Ottawa Hospital, General campus, and will last for 6 weekly 1.5 hour sessions. For more information, visit


Listen up, it’s only cancer.
Not something to get upset about.
Not a broom to sweep you off
your feet. It moves slowly.
You could say it almost drifts
like an iceberg. Mostly submerged.
Rides currents that you will never see.
Cheer up, it’s not going to swallow you
today. It’s a big project. Takes time.
Meanwhile splash in the shallows.
Stroll at sundown on golden sand.
Get yourself a beer from the fridge.
Some things are certain in this world.
That bottle. Ice-cold in your hand.


The Walnut - April, 2015

Things to ponder as spring springs:

He who laughs last thinks slowest.

It was recently discovered that research causes cancer in rats.

And, the things that come to those who wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

Dr. Stuart Oake on Active Surveillance - Thursday, April 16

Dr. Stuart Oake, Urologist

Stuart Oake MD, FRCSC (The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus) completed his urological training at the University of Ottawa in 1993, preceded by one year of General Surgical training at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Oake attained American Board of Urology certification as a Diplomate in 1998. Dr.


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