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, Spring 2019

In this issue, we examine the physical, emotional and social wellbeing needs of men with prostate cancer. We look at a range of issues, including dealing with anxiety,fatigue, side effects of treatment, loss of libido and sexual function, impact on relationships. And because many men do not take a pro-active approach to take responsibility for our health, using self-reflection and reinvention to become more proactive and becoming an architect of our own health.

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The Walnut, Spring 2019

The Walnut: Recent issues

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Spotlight on Treatments
This issue discusses:

  • An overview of treatment options—including genetic links to the disease, immunotherapies and other emerging treatments
  • The role of clinical trials in testing new treatment options
  • Personal accounts from a cancer survivor in Ottawa who has participated in a clinical trial, and from an Ottawa oncologist involved in clinical trials
The Walnut, Winter 2018

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Special Conference Issue
The PCCNO conference, “Prostate Cancer—Discover the Future” was held in ​ Ottawa ​ September 15-16, 2017. This issue provides:

  • Event highlights
  • Links to video clips
  • Recap of speakers and panelists
The Walnut, November 2017

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Caregivers
In this issue, we look at:

  • How caregivers can help to meet the psycho-social needs of patients as part of a comprehensive treatment approach
  • The impact of caregiving on families and friends
  • How caregivers can find support themselves to continue the crucial and sometimes difficult roles they play
The Walnut, Autumn 2017

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Values and Preferences as Part of Treatment Decisions
This issue looks at “big picture” of values and our health system, exploring:

  • The perspectives of health care providers
  • How vital it is that treatment and care take into account the individual needs, preferences and values of men facing treatment decisions
The Walnut, Summer 2017

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Prostate Cancer and Mental Health

In this issue, we explore:

  • How depression, stress, fatigue, pain and psycho-social factors affect men with prostate cancer
  • Anxiety pre-testing and while awaiting test results
  • How confusion over various interventions adds to anxiety and depression
  • How men and their loved ones can get mental health support
The Walnut, Spring 2017

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