Canada Cancer

A Plant-Based Diet Is A Resolution You'll Actually Want To Keep

Shahzadi Devje | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Shahzadi Devje

'Tis the season to make new year resolutions. For many, that often means vowing to commit to a new diet - again. And let's be frank, we certainly aren't restricted for choice of diets. The diet landscape is glutted with plans that promise rapid weight loss, yet fail to deliver.

Coping With Cancer During The Holiday Season

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Going through cancer treatment during the holidays can completely change your perspective during what should be one of the happiest times of the year. Patients and families struggle with how they can celebrate when they or someone close to them is coping with cancer.

What I'm Pedalling Isn't A Bike, It's Hope

Todd Kemper | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Living
Todd Kemper

Two months short of two years after her initial cancer diagnosis I watched my wife Linnea, my love, take her last breath. I held her in my arms and I wept, and I told her that it was OK to let go. To please let go. The room filled with unimaginable wails and I was only scarcely aware that they were coming from me.

My Wife's Memory Lives On In Our Anti-Cancer Cookbook

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

The idea of Inspired Cooking, a new cookbook featuring 21 of the nation's best chefs, was hers. She thought a cookbook with some of Canada's best-known chefs discussing what nutrition means to them and providing cancer-prevention recipes could change how future generations eat and think about food.

Top Three Anti-Cancer Foods

Ettore Corsi | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada
Ettore Corsi

Although most fruits and veggies have preventative effects against cancer, these 3 have shown beneficial effects against many cancers, and their low c...

Health Benefits Of Turmeric And Tasty Recipes From Breakfast To Dinner

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Turmeric milk, turmeric tea, even turmeric in smoothies! This golden spice seems to be adding brilliant colour and potential nutrition benefits to a w...

Detecting Prostate Cancer Early Was The Best Call I Ever Made

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

I have enjoyed living and working in Toronto for the past 35 years, calling Blue Jays games across our great country. But I have also enjoyed just as much sharing my story during the month of Movember in hopes of helping other men realize how valuable early detection is in fighting prostate cancer at the most treatable stages.

Jeanne's Story: Hard-To-Diagnose Tumours Finally Found

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

There's an old saying: "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras." And in many cases, it's true: think straight and look for the obvious diagnosis. But for Jeanne Yee -- suffering from rare, hard-to-diagnose tumours for more than a decade -- someone had to look for the zebra.

There Will Be An Explosion In Cancer Deaths Among Women, Reports Warn

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Living

The toll will be about 5.5 million per year by 2030.

HPV Only Affects Women And 9 More Myths About The Infection

Canadian Cancer Society | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Living
Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is urging Canadians to get their children vaccinated against HPV -- a safe and effective way to prevent the cancer-causing infection. Despite many studies showing that the vaccine is safe and effective, a number of myths persist about HPV

Your Complete Guide To Reducing Risk Of Breast Cancer

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Differing rates of breast cancer across the globe suggests lifestyle factors play an important role in shaping risk. Following this six-step breast healthy plan can help shape risk so as to prevent breast cancer.

Sharing My Melanoma Journey Through Photographs

Natalie Richardson | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Living
Natalie Richardson

I am consoled by having the ability to share my story in the hopes that it can help others. Whether or not a fellow melanoma warrior speaks openly about their own diagnosis, I can give my perspective, and my new-found optimism, to those who may feel as isolated as I did when I found out I have stage 3b skin cancer.

Sharing My Cancer Story Helped Me Rediscover The Magic In Life

Teva Harrison | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living
Teva Harrison

Little by little, I was feeling better, more able to get out of bed, more in control of my own emotions. I was, quite literally, drawing myself out of depression -- the deepest depression I've ever known. With these drawings, I was trying to make sense of how to live with cancer, but I was also trying to work out how to go on living with joy, wonder, and especially hope.

Sex And Intimacy After Cancer: A Guide For Women

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Cancer diagnosis and treatment can cause physical changes that affect sexual desire. Cancer treatments can put women into permanent menopause and bring on a host of emotions and challenges for women on the cancer journey.

Putting Patients First Is The Future Of Health Care

Shelly Jamieson | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Impact
Shelly Jamieson

The 4th National Forum on Patient Experience opens today in Toronto and my colleagues and I at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer are looking forward to learning from other health-care organizations who are on the same vital journey to improve patient experience.

What You Should Know About Returning To Work After Cancer Treatment

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Planning for a return to work after time away for cancer treatment can be a daunting and stressful task. Occupational therapist Leslie Gibson says patients often come to her with concerns about the transition - from worries about fatigue to forgetfulness and concentration to anxiety about how colleagues will act around them once they return.

Being Overweight Increases Your Risk Of 13 Types Of Cancer

AFP RelaxNews | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Living

And they affect all parts of the body.

Tragically Hip Curtain Call Soaked With The Tears Of A Nation

James Di Fiore | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

The whole country came together. Not since Terry Fox have we seen such a strong example of how a Canadian could summon so much national camaraderie among the people.... All we had to do was sing along to songs we knew by heart, allow ourselves to feel the moment, let our tears express how we felt, let our fellow Canadians know we were all in this together, and then, as a nation, say goodbye to Gord Downie. The best part is we will never really say goodbye to The Tragically Hip. As long as we have kids, camping trips, road trips, backyard barbecues, headphones and private moments, we will never have to say goodbye.

Gord Downie And The Hip Are Teaching Canadians How To Live

Kristen Hannah | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Music
Kristen Hannah

On the night of Friday, August 12th, at the Air Canada Centre, I saw one of my all-time favourite bands play for the last time ever. I warned my friend I would probably cry at the end of the show, but it only took the first song for my eyes to well up with tears. the feeling was very surreal, as the circumstances were not of your typical farewell tour.

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Sings Goodbye With Grace (Too)

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

While more fashionable bands have faded into musical footnotes, the Hip has enjoyed a 32-year career and domestic deification. But now the part of their name that has the most resonance as the Hip rocks its way across the nation one final time is "tragically." Not that you could tell from the surface euphoria onstage and in the stands as Gord Downie's incurable brain cancer took a backseat for a couple hours of communal rock catharsis during the band's 25-song concert at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

The Strangest Of Places Can Bring Out The Best In People

Dave Chilton | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Living
Dave Chilton

My family and I essentially lived at the Grand River Hospital's ICU the last two weeks. We were there to give comfort to my mom as she fought a valiant but losing battle with cancer. As odd as this may sound, they were two of the most inspiring weeks of our lives.

Dark Chocolate May Help Prevent Some Types Of Cancer

Ettore Corsi | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada
Ettore Corsi

Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer by many ways, including preventing DNA damage, lowering inflammation, and inhi...

We Had Tragedy In Common And It Brought Us Closer Together

Jacob Young | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
Jacob Young

It's very hard to explain the feeling of shock and emptiness that accompanies losing a loved one. There's a certain awkwardness that accompanies loss that is difficult to navigate. After my mom passed, Alex's mere presence was a comfort to me and my family. She knew what that awkwardness was like.

How You Can Reach Your Health Potential

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

According to polls, most of us think of ourselves as healthy, despite the fact that the obesity crisis keeps growing and multiple diet- and lifestyle-...

Exercise During Cancer Treatment Keeps Mind And Body Strong

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Exercise. It may seem like the opposite of what you should do if you have cancer and are suffering from pain, nausea or cancer-related fatigue. However, evidence-based research shows that people living with cancer can and should keep exercising or add some physical activity into their lives.