On May 17, 2016 PCCN Ottawa presented a cheque for $25,000 to the Ottawa Hospital. Our gift is being earmarked for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research and will be used to assist th deddicated prostate cancer team to centralize care for men facing advanced prostate cancer and develop care pathways to improve access to diagnostic tests and novel therapy. The donation for this project will also be used to support research with increased access to clinical trials and will improve patient care in the region.
Please join PCCNO Saturday morning, June 4th, at the Aviation Museum as we form up for our tradtional Honor Guard to send off the Ride for Dad in style ! No experience necessary, just smile and wave and enjoy the sound of 1000+ motorcycles taking off. See the links below for more details.
The Walnut Spring 2016: Is there a prostate cancer diet?
In this issue, we explore some ways that you can improve your overall health, including some changes that might help with your prostate cancer. We also debunk some common myths about diet and prostate cancer.
What’s the Real Deal to Eating Healthy as a Cancer Survivor?
This overview of healthy diet choices for cancer survivors was presented by Dan Faber to the Warriors + 1 Group in October, 2015, at the Radiation North Department in the Ottawa General Hospital. It contains Information compiled, written and approved for distribution by Joanne MacNeill MSc, RD., a dietician in the Psychosocial Oncology Program, Queensway/Carleton Hospital (recently transferred to the Ottawa Heart Institute). During the same meeting Beverly Legault from the Ottawa Hospital gave a talk on Different Kinds of Radiation Therapy avaiable at the Hospital.
Palliative Care in Ottawa - Tuesday, 19 January beginning at 1:30PM at the Maplesoft Center on Alta Vista Drive
Following introductions and a chance for those with changes to their condition and/or side effects to bring to update the rest of us, Dan Faber will present a Power Point on Palliative Care in Ottawa. Topics to be covered are: where palliative beds are located, at-home hospice, the 20th International Congress on Palliative Care to be held in Montréal in 2016, Pallium Canada and others. The booklet “Prostate Cancer: Information guide and Personal record”, originally published in 2011 but still useful, was also discussed. This booklet was published in 2011 but it is still useful.
Thanks to Dr. Tony Bella for a great talk on the the 19th ! Our next event is the PCCN Ottawa BBQ on Friday June 24th beginning at 3PM at the Maplesoft Centre (1500 Alta Vista Drive). Everyone invited, dust off your lawn chairs and don't forget to RSVP ! (Details here)
Our next member's meeting is Thursday, February 18th. This month's topic is "Making decisions about treatment: the example of localized prostate cancer" presented by Dr. Dawn Stacey, University Research Chair in Knowledge Translation to Patients, Director, Patient Decision Aids Research Group.