Plan on joining us at the MapleSoft centre for our annual BBQ event on Friday, June 15th beginning at 4PM. This our last event before we break for the summer and best of all, it's free!! just bring your lawn chairs and your appetite
If you plan on attending, please send an RSVP by clicking here and let us know how many will be attending (e.g. you and your spouse/partner) and each person's burger choice (Beef, Chicken or Veggie).
PCCNO will once again form an Honour Guard of Prostate Cancer Survivors at the starting point for the 2018 TELUS Ride for Dad event, Saturday June 2nd, beginning at 8:30AM, until approximately 9:30AM at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. This is a fun morning that requires absolutely no skills whatsoever, other than being able to wave and cheer as the riders pass by as they hit the road. Check back soon for more details
In this issue, we provide an overview of the wide variety of diagnostic tests and procedures in use today, as well as some expert opinions and analysis on the efficacy of the options available. We also examine how to deal with the personal aspects of a prostate cancer diagnosis.
In this issue, we will explore treatment and monitoring options. After a cancer diagnosis, patients and their families have to make a number of decisions about cancer treatment. These decisions are often complicated by feelings of anxiety, unfamiliar medical terminology, statistics, and a sense of urgency. Decisions about treatment are personal, and you need to feel comfortable with your choices. However, many people don’t know where to start. Here are some simple, but important, steps you can take as you start the decision-making process. We examine ways to best understand the risks and benefits of each option.
Autumn 2018: Quality of life:
Prostate cancer survivors and their families In this issue, we describe the issues that can affect quality of life for survivors of prostate cancer. We explore how patients and family/caregivers can identify and assist in the management of physical and psychological side effects or complications of prostate cancer treatment. We identify opportunities for interventions that can improve quality of life for survivors of prostate cancer and their family/caregivers.
In this issue, we provide an overview of treatment options including what has been learned about some of the genetic links to the disease, as well as immunotherapies and other emerging treatments.
We also discuss the role of clinical trials in testing new treatment options, and present personal accounts from a cancer survivor in Ottawa who has participated in a clinical trial, and from an Ottawa oncologist involved in clinical trials.
In November, the good folks at Waller Street Brewing selected PCCNO as the recipient of their latest "Flights For Hope" fundraising event. Known as "Ottawa's tiny little Prohibition Craft Brewery", the Waller Street Brewing team (Marc-Andre and Marie-Eve Chainey, Eli Dagher and George Bush) believe that being part of a community means taking part and giving back which includes supporting local causes and events. Flights for Hope is their way of helping out some of the smaller local charities, non-profits, and other fund-raising efforts.
In this issue, we look at how caregivers can help to meet the psycho-social needs of patients as part of a comprehensive treatment approach. We look at the impact on families and friends, and explore how caregivers can find support themselves to continue the crucial and sometimes difficult roles they play.
This month we are having our occasional Friendship Circle in which everyone will have an opportunity to introduce themself and say as much, or as little, as they wish about their prostate cancer situation. This tradition is an excellent way to connect with others who may be able to offer encouragement or trade experiences on a more personal level.
We also hope to be able to show some excerpts from the videos of our recent very successful Conference.