The Walnut is the monthly/bi-monthly newsletter for PCCN Ottawa. In it you will find recaps of our latest meetings and events that PCCNO participated in, annoucements about upcoming meetings and events, health and nutrition news, survivor stories, details on new and innovative prostate and recurrent cancer treatment, research and diagnostics as well as photos, funny moments, and anything else that we can come up with !

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The Walnut, Autumn 2016

Prostate cancer and its treatment can affect your sex life in three ways - your mind, body and relationships. In this issue, we describe the kinds of treatment and support that is available, and ways for you to work through any problems.


The Walnut, Summer 2016

In this issue, we explore complementary and alternative methods of treating prostate cancer – the many kinds of products, practices, and treatments that are not part of mainstream medicine. We find both potential benefits and some cautions.


The Walnut, Spring 2016

The Walnut Spring 2016: Is there a prostate cancer diet?

In this issue, we explore some ways that you can improve your overall health, including some changes that might help with your prostate cancer. We also debunk some common myths about diet and prostate cancer.


The Walnut, Winter 2016

In this issue, we explore ways to make informed decisions about treatment options, and some resources and tools for shared decision making.


The Walnut, December 2015

We have a new editor starting January. Read all about him.

Cannabis as a therapy – check it out!

We’ve got a new mission and By-law

Thanks, Bill Dolan

Laughs for Charity raises $25,000!


The Walnut, November 2015

If you didn’t get a Black Walnut this year, you can always get a round TUIT!

Medical Marijuana? Come to the meeting and find out about it.

What a busy bunch of volunteers!

Black Walnut trees in memoriam – check it out.



The Walnut, June 2015

As uknow we are lookin for a nu Walnut Editr.

Richard Bercuson has thowin the towel after 8 ½
Years of doin it. If U no of anyone or you yourselves
R interested pls step 4ward and giv us acall.

Thxs - the PCCNO stearing comiteee.

Thnaks agan U all !


The Walnut, May 2015

Thanks for the memories...

Marc’s humourous touches. Ted’s guidance. Ron’s advice. Stewart’s mentoring. The Gurus. Morash’s hands. Bella cut – by me.

Ludwick’s astounding knowledge. “What’s your psa?” pins. Elie’s good nature. John Arnold’s cottage. Bill’s smile. Steady Wilf.

Chocolate macaroons. John Dugan’s contributions. Chris’s photos and web site. Arland & Andy stuffing it.

Shannon’s wondrous eye. Deadlines (not!). Men’s personal sagas. The next wave...brace it comes...


The Walnut - April, 2015

Things to ponder as spring springs:

He who laughs last thinks slowest.

It was recently discovered that research causes cancer in rats.

And, the things that come to those who wait may be the things left by those who got there first.


The Walnut - March, 2015

Want to know about our new fearless leaders? See The Back Page.

Want to know why men should hold onto their hair? See page 3.

Want to know why the hardest part of doing nothing is knowing when you’re through?

So do we.


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