Dan Faber, the leader and innovator who led our Warriors+1 group passed away while in hospice care on May 4th. Dan was a great supporter of PCCNO who, along with his wife Michelle, revitalized the Warriors group by taking them on interesting adventures and introducing them to new and innovative alternative and complimentary treatments. To say he will be missed by all of us is an understatement. For the time being the Warriors+1 group activities have been curtailed until such time as we can find a volunteer to take up where Dan left off.
If you are dealing with recurrent cancer issues and wish to talk to someone in PCCNO please see our contact info on our main page.
The Warriors serve many important needs of PCCN Ottawa members who have hormone refractory advanced prostate cancer - cancer that has escaped the gland or shows evidence of recurring following primary therapy. Partners of these men are also welcome. For our next meeting date and subject, check here. The Warriors are a caring and compassionate group, focused on sharing knowledge and experience in the management of their advanced disease. They provide personal support for each other with quality of life issues.
Previous Presentations and Videos
! NEW click here to download Dan Faber's presentation on Palliative Care in Ottawa. Originally presented at the January 2016 Warriors +1 meeting.
Click here to download Dan Faber's presentation on diet and nutrition for cancer surivors which contains information compiled, written and approved for distribution by Joanne MacNeill MSc, RD., a dietician in the Psychosocial Oncology Program, Queensway/Carleton Hospital (recently transferred to the Ottawa Heart Institute). Originally presented at the Warriors +1 meeting in October 2015.
Click here to download Dan Faber's excellent discussion paper on the costs of cancer treatment, orginally presented at the September 2015 Warriors+1 meeting at the MaplefSoft Centre.
Click here to download Dan Faber's presentation on Alternative Medicines and Cancer Therapy, presented at the MapleSoft Centre on 17 March 2015
Details and photos from the Warriors+1 visit to the Tweed Inc. medical marijuana grow site in Smiths Falls on May 19th, 2015
See the following videos to learn more about the Warriors:
Ludwick introduces the Warriors Group
Gerry Gilbert's report from 2014 PCRI Conference
Michelle Faber's report from the 2014 PCRI Conference on Forming a Partners' Group
Warriors Support meetings The next Warriors support meeting is in September. Monthly meetings are on the Tuesday immediately before the third Thursday of the month at the Maplesoft Centre for Cancer Survivorship Care from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (directions below). All patients who have hormone refractory advanced prostate cancer—cancer that has escaped the gland or shows evidence of recurring following primary therapy—are invited to participate. Maplesoft Centre for Cancer Survivorship Care 1500 Alta Vista Drive (at Industrial in Cancer Survivors park, across from Canada Post) Ottawa ON K1G 3Y9 Phone: 613.247.3527 Parking at the Maplesoft Centre is free but very limited. CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF THE LOCATION