Resources

Got questions about prostate cancer? Need support? Start here.

No matter where you are in the prostate cancer journey—recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or finished treatment—you are not alone.

Support networks

PCNO provides a range of supports to help men through these decisions, educate them about how to manage their condition, and to improve their quality of life. In addition, PCNO partners with various cancer support groups which can be found under the link “Prostate Cancer Info”.

We hold monthly meetings as well as other events, where you can attend presentations on prostate cancer topics and meet other prostate cancer patients and survivors.

Peer support

We respond promptly to calls and emails from men dealing with prostate cancer.

Simply contact us for help through your first or subsequent confrontation with diagnosis and treatment questions.

We can put everything into perspective, including:

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Side-effects
  • And much more

We may suggest mentoring sessions, where discussion takes place with other prostate cancer survivors.

We also provide one-on-one mentoring for those who wish to speak more privately about their situation.

Please note: we do not provide medical advice.

To access peer support, contact 613-828-0762 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Prostate Cancer Support Canada REEF KNOT KIT

Prostate Cancer Support Canada have a free REEF KNOT KIT. Their signature Reef Knot Kits include two books, ‘Prostate Cancer: Understand the Disease and its Treatment,’ by Dr. Fred Saad and Dr. Michael McCormack and ‘Prostate Cancer Strikes: Navigating the Storm’ by Gogs Gagnon, and a multitude of other resources, to aid you in researching your diagnosis and making difficult decisions surrounding your treatment options. Only when you know what is best for you and your family can you make an informed decision.

Click on the following link and select RESOURCES to order yours.

https://www.prostatecancersupport.ca/

ADT Educational Program

The online Androgen Deprivation Therapy Educational Program is a free resource to help patients manage ADT side effects and engage in healthy lifestyle behaviours (e.g., physical activity). The program provides support to both prostate cancer patients and their partners or loved ones.

Classes are offered monthly, and patients need to register ahead of time at www.LifeOnADT.com. The class is a one-time, live (90 min.), facilitated webinar. After attending, Canadian patients are mailed a free copy of the ADT book (linked below).

https://www.amazon.com/Androgen-Deprivation-Therapy-Second-Essential/dp/0826183913

The next three classes will be held on Thursday, April 15th, Tuesday, May 18th and Wednesday, June 16th all at 3:00 PM, Pacific time/6:00 PM, Eastern time.

The Walnut, Winter 2021

The Walnut, Winter 2021

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

Recent issue

We thank you for your continued support!

CanadaHelps

Help promote prostate cancer awareness

Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa provides speakers, professionally designed display units and accompanying literature for use at health fairs, sporting events, in shopping malls…any place people gather.

Contact us for more information on hosting an awareness event!

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