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, Spring 2019

In this issue, we examine the physical, emotional and social wellbeing needs of men with prostate cancer. We look at a range of issues, including dealing with anxiety,fatigue, side effects of treatment, loss of libido and sexual function, impact on relationships. And because many men do not take a pro-active approach to take responsibility for our health, using self-reflection and reinvention to become more proactive and becoming an architect of our own health.

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The Walnut, Spring 2019

The Walnut: Recent issues

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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.

The Walnut, Winter 2019

The Walnut, November 2018 PDF icon

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.

The Walnut, November 2018

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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
The Walnut, Autumn 2018

The Walnut, Summer 2018 PDF icon

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 Walnut, Summer 2018

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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
The Walnut, Spring 2018

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