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
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.
Field is freshly marked and waiting.
Clock is ticking.
Act like a hero.
Make the world believe it
It’s about as inevitable as tomorrow
and as certain as another rising sun
those computer-commanded robotics
are poking out prostates one by one
which means the ultimate extinction
one day of the old human-hand way
writing on the wall, the time will come
when Da Vinci’s the only way it’s done
the camera lens joining surgeon’s eyes
pelvic bed a star on a monitor screen
leaving you high and dry and obsolete
surgery without a glamorous machine
just an old-fashioned specimen sporting
your flat wide long and jagged belly scar
a crooked path to show a long ago scene
a bygone retropubic prostatectomy routine.
Dr. Rodney Breau - Robotic surgery and quality improvement programs.
Dr. Rodney Breau provided a comprehensive update on The Ottawa Hospital’s robotic surgery and quality improvement programs. Dr. Breau, who first presented to us just days before the first robotic operation at TOH three years ago, is a Surgical Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Urology at The University of Ottawa. He is also an Associate Scientist in Epidemiology at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and holds the Department of Surgery Chair in Urologic Oncology.