The Walnut

Welcome to The Walnut!

The Walnut is the official newsletter for PCCN Ottawa, currently published approximately four times a year.

Every issue includes:

  • Recaps of PCCNO meetings and events
  • Announcements about upcoming meetings and events
  • Health and nutrition news
  • Survivor stories
  • Updates on new, innovative prostate and recurrent cancer treatment
  • Research and diagnostics
  • Photos, funny moments…and anything else we can come up with!

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Newest Issue

The Walnut, November 2018

In this issue, we explore the importance of promoting awareness and early diagnosis, 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.

We also provide some statistics, look at the good work being done by True NTH, and the “Famous Fingers” awareness initiative.

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The Walnut, November 2018

The Walnut: Recent issues

The Walnut - December, 2014 PDF icon

Ho-Ho-Hold on! You’re going to want to examine our new layout. If you’re reading The Walnut for the first time, you’re in for a prostate cancerous treat. We may have all had it, but we certainly haven’t had it! Come to our Christmas party on Dec. 18 to find out why.

And if you’re a veteran reader, well then you already know what we’re all about, don’t you? We’re a fun bunch, aren’t we?

You, too, are invited to the Dec. 18 bash. But the big question at the party will be, “Will we have chocolate macaroons?

The Walnut - December, 2014

The Walnut - November, 2014 PDF icon

Timing in life is everything, we’re told.

It’s MOvember, the ideal time for a Canadian Task Force’s stunning announcement about PSA tests to bring prostate cancer to the forefront of the news.

Hence, this issue’s focus is on that announcement and the reactions from a Globe and Mail columnist, Prostate Cancer Canada, and our own PCCN Ottawa co-chairs.

The Walnut - November, 2014

The Walnut - October, 2014 PDF icon

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:

The Walnut - October, 2014

The Walnut - September, 2014 PDF icon

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.

The Walnut - September, 2014

The Walnut - June, 2014 PDF icon

What a front page!

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

The Walnut - June, 2014

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