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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The Walnut is available on our website as a free downloadable PDF file.
Contact the editor
The Walnut does not regularly publish in the summer and the pandemic caused disruption on PCCNO’s regular meetings and AGM. In the meantime there was a change at the national level with the Prostate Cancer Canada Network’s amalgamation with the Canadian Cancer Society. In this issue, you will receive important information about how this change affects us at the local level.Download this issue
The Walnut: Recent issues
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
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
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
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
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
Get involved with PCCN Ottawa.
Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa is 100% volunteer-run.
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!
You can help protect men and their families from prostate cancer.