Video: “Physical, Psychological, and Functional Aspects of Prostate Cancer”

May 2021 Awareness Night Physical, Psychological, and Functional Aspects of Prostate Cancer Dr. Andrew Matthew, PhD, C. Psych Beginning with coping strategies for managing the diagnosis and the distress of treatment decision-making, the presentation will summarize the physical, psychological, and functional aspects of prostate cancer from diagnosis to survivorship. A description of the physiological nature of the prostate, prostate cancer, and the impact of localized prostate cancer treatment will follow. Treatments discussed will include robotic and open radical prostatectomy (surgery), external beam radiation treatment, and brachytherapy (seed therapy). Each of these treatments will be examined in terms of their impact …

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Five Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle After Prostate Cancer Treatment Ends

Making healthier lifestyle choices can help improve your overall health and well-being. And some research suggests that men who follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly have better outcomes after prostate cancer treatment. If your lifestyle before your diagnosis and treatment wasn’t particularly healthy, you can look at this time as an opportunity to get on the right track. Read the article.

Video: “The Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy”

May 2020 Awareness Night The Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Nelly Faghani, B.Sc., P.T., M.C.P.A. Registered Physiotherapist Nelly will review with you where your pelvic floor is located and explain what pelvic floor physiotherapy is. She will explain how modifying your bladder/bowel habits, diet, behavior, and improving your pelvic floor function can help prevent or treat symptoms of urine loss. The session will include a Q and A component. This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform (our first) so it will look different from the usual presentation. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation …

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Putting on Weight … If You’ve had Localized Prostate Cancer

So even if we don’t want to think or talk about it, most of us are well aware that about 40 percent of all Americans are now obese. In other words, they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher. A paper by Troeschel et al., just published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, used data from the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort to look at associations between post-diagnosis body mass index (BMI) and weight change and prostate cancer–specific mortality (PCSM), cardiovascular disease–related mortality (CVDM), and all-cause mortality among survivors of non-metastatic prostate cancer. Read the …

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Ears the truth about chocolate bunnies

With the world preparing to celebrate its first Easter amid a global pandemic, we have some much-needed good news to share. (Dark) Chocolate is maybe actually good for you! Read the article.

Coronavirus Part 1

(Here is a preview of an article by one of PCCN-Toronto’s favourite Awareness Night speakers.  He has a regular column in US Too’s Hot Sheet.) Coronavirus Part 1 (Hopefully There is No Part 2 Because We Will Have Conquered Corona Quickly) by Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH My Hot SHEET column does not come out for a few weeks, so I have been asked to provide some personal thoughts on the obvious situation occurring. In addition to my public health background, I have previously worked with other infectious agents that have impacted many people. Let me be candid here. I am …

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Nutrition Podcast by Dr. Rob Rutledge

See and listen to Oncologist Rob Rutledge and Professor Gabriela Ilie as they interview Nutrition and Cancer Coach Jill Haverstock BScAHN in the science and practicality of the best diet to follow after a cancer diagnosis.  New episodes will be posted daily during March 2020. View them here.

Video: “Complete Prostate Cancer Care: the Science and Practice of Empowerment”

October 2019 Special Awareness Night Complete Prostate Cancer Care: the Science and Practice of Empowerment Dr. Dr. Rob Rutledge MD, FRCPC Radiation Oncologist, Nova Scotia Cancer Centre Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology Dalhousie University Chair & CEO, Healing and Cancer Foundation     Oncologist Rob Rutledge provides a dynamic overview of science of the healthy lifestyle habits-mind-body connection, proven healing skills and much more.  The presentation offers a complete guide of what you should be doing to maximize your health and happiness after a prostate cancer diagnosis. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Main Presentation 46:56 …

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