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The Walnut - October, 2014

Replacing Arland Benn – Not so easy!

Our wonderful Walnut volunteer, Arland Benn, has chosen to step down from his role preparing the Walnut for mailing. We need a replacement – sooner than soon!

Here’s a summary of the role:

  • Buy stamped envelopes once a month.
  • Obtain address labels from Hal Floysvik
  • Attach labels to envelopes and put on the PCCN return address
  • Meet with Any Proulx and his wife at St. Stephen’s Andy will have copies of the Walnut to put in envelopes
  • Stuff and seal the envelopes, which Andy will mail.

Please contact
John Arnold at
johna001@magma.ca or
Bill Dolan at b.dolan@
sympatico.ca. Or phone
(613) 828-0762

 

The Walnut - September, 2014

Summer’s been great.
We’ve had such a time.
We’ve read and relaxed
But my hamstring’s not fine.

Still, we forge on
As physio fixes
The back of my front
Where that muscle affixes.

But here’s some new stuff
Our reporters have found
‘Bout prostates and cancers,
The news just abounds.

Video of PCRI Reports from October Meeting

PCCN Ottawa members Dan Faber and Gerry Gilbert who attended this year's Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) conference reported on the workshops and presentations they sat in on. This a premiere prostate cancer conference in North America. The top doctors present the very latest in prostate cancer research and treatments.

Michelle Faber also made a short presentation for partners who also live through the journey.

PCC/CCSN webinar - Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater: The Benefits Of PSA Testing

PCC - CCSN

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network and Prostate Cancer Canada are pleased to present a special webinar "Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater: The Benefits Of PSA Testing."
Join us on Thursday, November 6th at 10:00 AM ET for a webinar on a very timely and controversial subject: the benefits of PSA testing.
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Loblaw
Date: Thursday November 6, 2014
Time: 10am EST

Mélina Ladouceur, MSW, RSW, Cancer Coach

Mélina Ladouceur, MSW, RSW

Melina is the Lead Cancer Coach at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Maplesoft Centre. She is a registered social worker with a passion for health and wellness and a background in health system navigation. She has received additional training in health coaching through Health Change Australia and the National Association of Professional Cancer Coaches.

 

The Walnut - June, 2014

What a front page!

What an issue! Probably
the best we’ve seen in
an entire month.

 

The Walnut - May, 2014

This just in. Our editorial board – yes, him - has decided to continue NOT to sell The Walnut wherever walnuts are sold. The announcement has made shares in this terrific publication jump 0.00465 points on the TSE. And why not?

This issue, like its predecessors, has a little something for everyone. Read on.

CCSN Survey - Xofigo and CRPC bone metastases

Participate in CCSN's Survey about Xofigo (radium-223 dichloride), which targets bone metastases in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer

My Street

Moved there a few short years ago.
A street on the outskirts of the city.
No attractions, no luring amenities.
Who would really want to live there?
No signs to locate it. Don’t be fooled.
It’s known as Prostate Cancer Avenue.

Want to look at some of the houses?
Number 2009 is where Diagnosis lives.
Address 2010 is a double occupancy.
Watchful Waiting resides on one side.
Three biopsies briefly rent the other.
No one really quite trusts anyone else.

Radical Prostatectomy bought 2011.
Radiation snapped up 2012 and 2013.
I know their houses like the back of
my hand, spent time in each of them.
Walk with me to the end of the street.
Lot number 2014 is ready for digging.

Doctors can’t decide what to do with it.
What next Therapy should they sell it to?
Beyond lies an open field that one day
I foolishly dream will make a quiet park.
In the distance you hear tires humming.
The healthy heading undetectably home.

 

The Walnut - April, 2014

WARNING!

THE NEXT MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE ON THURS., APRIL 24!!! SO, PLEASE, DO NOT SHOW UP FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETING ON APRIL 17!!! NO SERIOUSLY, DON’T DO IT! WE WON’T BE THERE. WELL, SOMEONE WILL BE, BUT IT WON’T BE US.

THE CHURCH NEEDS THE ROOM AND SO OUR MEETING WILL BE A WEEK LATER, ON THURS., APRIL 24.

(THIS HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN ANNOYING CAPS BECAUSE OUR EDITOR FORGOT TO TURN OFF THE CAPS LOCK. ANYWAY, DID WE GET YOUR ATTENTION?)

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