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, Winter 2019

In this issue, we explore the risk factors for developing prostate cancer: age, race, family history, genetics, as well as social and environmental factors such as lifestyle, dietary habits. We also take a look at some common myths about risk factors.

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The Walnut, Winter 2019

The Walnut: Recent issues

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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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Prevention and Early Detection
This issue discusses:

  • How early diagnosis of cancer is the key to improving survival rates
  • Some of the risk factors for prostate cancer
  • Methods and potential benefits of screening
  • Some emerging new screening tests
The Walnut, Winter 2017

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