Breast Cancer Treatment

Preventative Double Mastectomy May Not Have Lasting Effects: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Living

Women diagnosed with breast cancer in one breast sometimes opt to remove both breasts through a double mastectomy as a preventative measure, but a new...

How My Writing Allowed Me to Heal

Shaena Lambert | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living
Shaena Lambert

In February, 2012, as I worked to complete my book, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was thrust into a world of MRIs, visits to the cancer clinic, operations, radiation. I was afraid. Yet, to my surprise, I found myself writing in a more focused way than ever before, with more efficiency and less drama. Even on bad days, I headed to my desk. By disappearing into writing, I had a refuge, and to my surprise the stories I had been having trouble finishing finished themselves. The cancer may have nailed me, but I really felt, as I sat writing under that apple tree, that I was nailing it back.

Helping Kids Cope During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

M. Maitland DeLand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
M. Maitland DeLand

Caregivers do their best to guide parents as they struggle to talk with their children about cancer, but misunderstanding, denial, and apprehension often distort the communication process. Frustration and fear can build up as parents respond to their child's curiosity with hesitation. Parents must provide appropriate information about cancer to gain the confidence they need to do the best they can for their child.

Mammogram Tests Over 50 Can Help — But Can Also Kill

The Associated Press | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Living

LONDON - Breast cancer screening for women over 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in U.S. and other s...

6 Myths And Facts About Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Catherine Lefebvre | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Living

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are many facts about what the disease entails — and what it doesn't. There are certainly commo...

Attention Getter: You Won't Believe What This Bra Can Do

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada Living

We've officially entered the future for early breast cancer detection. The Breast Tissue Screening Bra, developed by First Warning Systems, is des...

Beauty Spa For Cancer Patients Wishes Business Was Bad

Samaritanmag.com | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Impact
Samaritanmag.com

In a perfect world, Calgary entrepreneur Saundra Shapiro would have to close her business, Compassionate Beauty, because her customers wouldn't need her services anymore. But as long as cancer ravages women's bodies, Shapiro's highly specialized salon/spa and store will rack up success after bittersweet success. Compassionate Beauty offers women battling cancer and undergoing debilitating chemotherapy treatments things ordinary salon/spas don't.

Breast Cancer Subtypes: Researchers Suggest At Least 10

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - There is more variation in breast cancer than current treatment approaches acknowledge, according to the largest effort to date to distingui...

Can Exercise Prevent Breast Cancer?

CBC | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Living

How much exercise do women need to reduce their risk of breast cancer? That's the question a Calgary researcher hopes to answ...

Wishful Thinking

Andrea Paine | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

I have been reading lots of articles about cancer research, experiences of cancer survivors, and opinions on a variety of cancer help sites. One parti...

A Sense of Humour

Andrea Paine | Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada
Andrea Paine

Although cancer is not usually something that would predispose a person to rediscover their sense of humour, it ignited the spark that sent me on that path.