Canada Cancer

Genetic Discrimination Puts Women At Risk. Let's Put An End To It

Sara Saber-Freedman | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Sara Saber-Freedman

In 2017, no Canadian would accept discrimination based on such genetically determined factors as sex or skin colour. As a matter of principle and common sense, MPs from all parties should unite to pass Bill S-201, which will make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of one's genes.

Let's Talk About Colorectal Cancer

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Colorectal cancer is when cancer cells begin to grow in the colon or rectum, parts of the digestive system. The colon takes in water and nutrients from the food we eat and then passes the waste to the rectum (and voila -- poop). Because of its location in the body, colorectal cancer is an oft-shied away from topic.

Taking Aim At The Phoenix Of Cancer

Sandra Dunn | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada
Sandra Dunn

When cancer strikes, it can change your future forever. I was a teenager when my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. At first the news was...

Catching My Breath After A Lymphoma Diagnosis

Bill Bailey | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Living
Bill Bailey

My wife Evva of 17 years and I live a quiet, beautiful life in Sechelt, British Columbia. We enjoy walking our dog and manage the local women and men's clothing stores. Six years ago, however, our lives changed forever. I was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, an incurable form of blood cancer.

How Lifestyle Changes Can Affect Breast Cancer

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

I have treated patients with breast cancer for more than 30 years as a medical oncologist. And I have found that most of the women in my practice are desperately looking for things they can do beyond standard treatment to increase their chance of cure. Unfortunately, many fall prey to false claims they read over the Internet or hear from well-meaning friends and relatives. They adhere to extremely strict diets -- no meat, no dairy, no sugar -- or turn to various "supplements" with unproven effectiveness and often even unproven safety.

Finding Normalcy In The Face Of Cancer

Valerie DeBaie | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Living
Valerie DeBaie

Looking back on my life, I never would have guessed how important my everyday joys and routines were to me. Now that my husband and I have experienced life without them, I understand the significance of cherishing life and what you have; living in the moment. This was especially clear to me when I was diagnosed with cancer.

We May Soon Have A Trojan Horse To Defeat Cancer

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Until about ten years ago, the only weapons we had against this internal enemy were surgery, chemicals and radiation. But around that time, researchers began a quest to use more natural means to identify these antagonistic agents and rid them. Two very different strategies were initiated in the process. One relied on repurposing an already known enemy while the other utilized our own internal defense forces.

Together, We Can

Simona Flumian | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada
Simona Flumian

A dream is a wish from the heart. As children, we dream because imagination has no bounds and anything is possible, but as we grow older, we realize t...

Demystifying Data To Improve Cancer Care In Canada

Shelly Jamieson | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada
Shelly Jamieson

Canadians have a powerful resource at their fingertips that will transform how we screen, diagnose, treat, and provide support for those of us touched by cancer: our health data. Yet, accessing this resource is hindered by misconceptions about how and why health data can (and should) be used.

Nearly Half Of American Men Have Genital HPV

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living

Yikes.

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.