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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.

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.

Next Warriors+One Meeting - Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Next Warriors+One meeting is on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. In the first hour Dan Faber will discuss alternative medicines and cancer therapies. In the second hour we'll share our individual experiences with prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. We will be asking all members to help with recording their history of cancer and treatment. Hopefully, most members will participate. Wouldn’t you like to know whether someone else in PCCN-Ottawa has a similar history of treatment for cancer?

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Cancer Squad

I never shouted I’M IN!
I never signed up.
I got drafted.
Issued a card and a uniform.
Assigned a locker.
Weighed and measured.
Dealt a coach.
Taught contradictory rules.
Shoved into scrimmages.
Praised, encouraged, cursed.
Mocked when I spoke of getting out.
Told to practice every day.
Slapped on the back.
You’re IN they shouted.
Never mind how you got here.
You never signed it
but your contract is unbreakable.
Stop complaining.
Field is freshly marked and waiting.
Clock is ticking.
Act like a hero.
Make the world believe it


The Walnut - March, 2015

Want to know about our new fearless leaders? See The Back Page.

Want to know why men should hold onto their hair? See page 3.

Want to know why the hardest part of doing nothing is knowing when you’re through?

So do we.


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