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!
Get your copy of The Walnut
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
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.
In this issue, we explore the importance of promoting awareness and early diagnosis, look at how the Movember movement is helping to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.
We also provide some statistics, look at the good work being done by True NTH, and the “Famous Fingers” awareness initiative.
Quality of Life: Cancer Survivors and Their Families
This quarter’s Walnut explores:
- The issues that can affect quality of life for survivors of prostate cancer
- How patients and family/caregivers can identify and help manage physical and psychological side effects or complications of prostate cancer treatment
- Opportunities to improve prostate cancer survivors’ and family/caregivers’ quality of life
Know Your Options
In this issue, we look at:
- The many prostate cancer treatment options available
- How to best partner with your health team
- Using tools to support decision-making
- Dealing with quality-of-life issues
The Art and Science of Diagnosis
In this issue, we provide:
- An overview of the wide variety of diagnostic tests and procedures in use today
- Expert opinions and analysis on the efficacy of options available
- Advice on dealing with the personal aspects of a prostate cancer diagnosis
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.