The Walnut

Welcome to The Walnut!

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

Every issue includes:

  • Recaps of PCSO 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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Year-end 2022

What another year it’s been! But we made it.
And our organization thrived, grew and changed.

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Year-end 2022

The Walnut: Recent issues

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What a year it’s been! But we made it.
And our organization thrived, grew and changed.

Year-end 2021

The Walnut, Winter 2021 PDF icon

The best thing that might be said about 2020 is that it’s over. Vaccines for a virus we had barely even heard of a year ago are now approved and being administered to Canadians.

In this issue, we will bring you the latest information about the leading vaccines and how they might affect you, whether you are a current or a former prostate cancer patient. There’s a lot to absorb, and I hope I have separated the wheat from the chaff.

The Walnut, Winter 2021

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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.

The Walnut, Fall 2020

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In recent weeks, our world has changed dramatically, and in some ways, possibly forever, due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is especially problematic for people living with serious health issues and/or compromised immune systems, and also for people over the age of 60. In this issue we will update you on what the Canadian Cancer Society says about cancer and COVID-19 and how PCCN Ottawa is adapting.

We will also take a look at a range of treatment options and strategies for living with and managing prostate cancer, including coping with stress, eating right and learning how exercise can give you a much-needed boost, both mentally and physically. Additionally, we have information about new ADT online classes, plus a personal story from a local, longtime cancer survivor and PCCN Ottawa board member.

The Walnut, Spring 2020

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Screening and early detection: why are men reluctant?

Screening is the most common method for early detection of prostate cancer. We all know that if you catch cancer early you are more likely to survive.

Yet not all men are proactive in making sure to seek early detection through screening.

In this issue, we explore some of the factors, such as lack of awareness, beliefs and attitudes that can discourage men’s involvement in prostate cancer screening and early detection activities. We also explore the pros and cons of screening and look at some best practices.

The Walnut, Winter 2020

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