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October Meeting

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.

 

The Walnut, Summer 2017

In this issue, we begin with a look at the “big picture” of values and our health system. We also explore the perspectives of health care providers, and how vital it is that treatment and care take into account the individual needs, preferences and values of men facing treatment decisions.

Next Meeting

At our next meeting on Thursday, May 18th Tracy Chiswell from Colopost will give a presentation on innovations in continence products along with an overview of the Coloplast Care support program. Incontinence is an issue that many people affected by prostate cancer have likely experienced at one time or another (during treatment, after treatment etc.) so this should talk should be both interesting and beneficial. Join us for refreshments and conversation beginning at 6:30PM, our speaker should begin at approximately 7:45PM.

2017 PCCNO Conference Agenda

(updated 07 April) Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa (PCCNO) is pleased to announce the speakers and program for its first ever conference to be held in Ottawa, September 15 – 16, 2017:

The conference, “Discover the Future”, will highlight the remarkable advances in surgical, radiation and pharmaceutical therapies, as well as the benefits of complemenary and holistic approaches in the treatment of prostate cancer. Activities begin with a reception and registration on the evening of September 15. The conference continues Saturday, September 16 with a full day program which includes a catered breakfast and lunch.

 

The Walnut, Spring 2017

The Walnut Spring 2017: Prostate Cancer and Mental Health

Depression, stress, fatigue, pain and psycho-social factors can all affect men with prostate cancer. Anxiety may exist both before testing and while awaiting test results. Confusion over choosing from various interventions often adds to anxiety and depression. In this issue, we explore what and how men and those who are important in their lives can get support.

 

The Walnut, Winter 2017

Early diagnosis of cancer is the key to improving survival rates. In this issue, we explore some of the risk factors for prostate cancer, as well as methods and potential benefits of screening. We also look at some emerging new screening tests.

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