Newsletters

The Walnut is the monthly/bi-monthly newsletter for PCCN Ottawa. In it you will find recaps of our latest meetings and events that PCCNO participated in, annoucements about upcoming meetings and events, health and nutrition news, survivor stories, details on new and innovative prostate and recurrent cancer treatment, research and diagnostics as well as photos, funny moments, and anything else that we can come up with !

The Walnut is available here as a downloadable PDF file, if you or someone you know would like to have a paper copy delivered to their home please send a request to news@pccnottawa.ca or, call and leave us a message at 613-828-0762

If you have comments about The Walnut, or would like to submit an article or suggest a topic, contact the editor at thewalnut@pccnottawa.ca

 

The Walnut - January, 2012

1 – Of Best Times, Biopsies, and Beirut Phone Booths
2 – My Ongoing Struggle
3 – The Upside of Watchful Waiting
4 – How (Not) to Pass Out From a Biopsy
5 – New National Proactive Surveillance Network Close to “Going Live” &
Imaging Agent has an Appetite for Dangerous Prostate Tumors
6 – Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! - (Very Successful!) Truffle Project Report

 

The Walnut - December, 2011

Page 1 – Golf and Therapy Eased the Anxiety
Page 2 – Masthead / Catheters and The Trots
Page 3 – DVD Review / December Meeting, Social
Page 4 – Hospital Roomies / Walnut Laureate
Page 5 – A Wife's Story / A Price to be Paid
Page 6 – The Shadow of the Disease / In Memoriam / November Notes

 

The Walnut - November, 2011

Page 1 – Robotic surgery
Page 2 – Steering committee summary
Page 3 – Robotic surgery (cont’d)
Page 4 – Men are ill-informed
Page 5 – Halifax: Search for meaning
Page 6 – Hear Ye page

 

The Walnut - October, 2011

Page 1 – Educating doctors
Page 2 – Steering committee summary
Page 3 – Educating doctors (cont’d)
Page 4 – Examining patients’ decisions
Page 5 – Yes, there are side effects
Page 6 – Hear Ye page

 

The Walnut - September 2011

Page 1 – Summer Planning Session
Page 2 – Action Plan Summary
Page 3 – More About the Strategy Session
Page 4 – Blood Test Treatment
Page 5 – Urine Test in the Works
Page 6 – A Warrior's Story

 

The Walnut - July, August, 2011

Page 1 – TOH Foundation providing progressive leadership
Page 2 – Steering Committee
Page 3 – Another Vaccine Therapy
Page 4 – Mortality and Management of Prostate Cancer
Page 5 – Abiraterone Acetate Phase III Trial
Page 6 – Here Ye! Here Ye!

 

The Walnut - June, 2011

Page 1 – Can Dogs Smell Cancer?
Page 2 – PCCN Team meeting
Page 3 – More sniffing dogs
Page 4 – Bone complication risks
Page 5 – Drug controls tumors and metastases
Page 6 – Pledge for Do It for Dad

 

The Walnut - May, 2011

Page 1 - ORCF aims to empower cancer survivors
Page 2 - PCCN Team meeting
Page 3 - The point of screening
Page 4 - Feasibility of vaccine
Page 5 - Salvage surgery effectiveness
Page 6 - Hear Ye page

 

The Walnut - April, 2011

Page 1 – The Psychosocial Aspects of Prostate Cancer
Page 2 – PCCN Team meeting
Page 3 – April meeting at Centrepointe
Page 4 – Why PCa cells metastasize
Page 5 – Higher vitamin D needed
Page 6 – A generous bequest

 

The Walnut - March, 2011

Page 1 – The real deal to eating healthy as a cancer survivor
Page 2 – Leadership team meeting
Page 3 – More vitamin needed
Page 4 – How long meds last
Page 5 – Is pomegranate an answer?
Page 6 – Warriors get going

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