Canada Cancer

How To Predict The Best Cancer Treatments

CBC | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Living

Personalized medicine to guide prostate and other cancer treatment decisions is advancing as new tests for the genetic signature of tumours come on th...

Cancer Won't Ruin My Summer

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg Saturday, I continued on my quest to be a normal young person in the city. After having a nice visit with some of my family, I took a lovely walk through my neighbourhood and around the park and surrounding area. My feet ached from wearing terrible sandals. A regular person kind of ache. Not a cancer ache.

Cancer Turned My World Upside Down

Libby Znaimer | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Libby Znaimer

It strikes like a bolt out of the blue. When you are diagnosed with cancer, you are suddenly thrown into a world of hospitals and doctors, a world of tests and treatments, a world of stress and anxious waiting. It happened to me in 2006, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it turned my world upside down.

Half Of Cancer Patients Die Here

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new study shows almost half of terminally ill cancer patients die in hospital, even though most people say they don't want to spend their ...

Alberta's Bold Cancer Care Move

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government is realigning all cancer care under one umbrella agency to improve research and frontline help for patients, Health ...

Change Is Your Decision

Andrea Paine | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

Recently, a good friend of mine wrote me, wanting to introduce me to an esteemed colleague, and friend, who has cancer. She wanted me to meet him, and felt I would have a lot to share with him. She spoke to him about me as well. She shared this blog, and my history. She concluded with " Change is inevitable. Suffering is optional."

Cancer Treatment Tests Going To The Dogs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine have teamed up to test out some new cancer treatments on dog...

With Tragedy Comes Beauty

Andy Nulman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Impact
Andy Nulman

No, this is not about the horrific situation that has gripped the city of Boston. This is about a horrific situation that gripped a family. My extended family. My cousins, to be exact. A few weeks ago, my cousins Warren Roll and Kelly Goodman were told that their four-year-old daughter Jayden had cancer.

B.C. Doctor's 'Unacceptable' Cancer Care

CBC | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

An investigation of a former Prince George cancer specialist has found several cases of unacceptable and unapproved care, although he was well-respect...

Sticky situation: Bad News Guide - What to Do and Say

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Sticky situation: In our daily lives, from work to the community and even within our very own family, we regularly receive news that may make us uncomfortable and will at times, leave us speechless and paralyzed. To enlighten you, and hopefully prepare you for what to say and do, here are some suggestions.

F*** Cancer: Life Lessons From My Mother

Julie Greenbaum | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Greenbaum

The memories of my mother are not of a cancer victim, they are not of a shaved head, or intravenous tubes, or a frail body. They are her wonderful spirit, her brave beautiful smile, and a loving acceptance of life that was contagious with everyone she touched. My mother didn't just talk the talk, she walked the walk.

It's My Cancer And I'll Cry If I Want To

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg As someone dealing with a pretty major crisis in her life, the pressure to remain positive at all times can be quite taxing. in those moments where it all comes rushing over me, I don't feel so chipper. And I don't think this makes me weak. I think it makes me human.

Being a Motherless Mother: Raising a Child After the Loss of my Mom

The Purple Fig | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

It's like I was out there in the world for so many years being motherless and then one morning I peed on a stick and suddenly I was a mother. I couldn't have known then that the hole in my chest would only get bigger and that my loneliness would be married to the fact that I was motherless. I will never know love like this again, I thought, as I sat next to her hospital bed for the last time.

WATCH: Boyfriend Gets Girfriend Fighting Cancer An Amazing Gift

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Living

What do you do when it's your girlfriend's birthday and she's several thousand miles away and recovering from brain surgery? A phone call, a card or a...

Lose Weight By Eating More...Worms?

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgNew research suggests obesity might be an autoimmune condition caused by an imbalance in the microbiota of the gut. Good germs could help to keep obesity at bay, while bad germs could lead to increased weight gain, even without the person eating more.

With Cancer, You Must Accept the Things You Cannot Change

Phil Froats | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Living
Phil Froats

The second line of the serenity prayer is "to accept the things we cannot change." This sounds really easy but in reality can be quite difficult. A prime example of this is cancer. For those of us who contract cancer, we cannot change that fact. Once cancer is accepted, our attitude toward it changes.

How Cancer Happened to My Family

masalamommas | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Living
masalamommas

Even though cancer is becoming more widespread among many families today, the fear and devastation that families feel when a loved one is inflicted with the disease has yet to recede. Cancer had always been something that "happened to other people" and "wouldn't be something that would affect us" for my immediate and extended family, until my mum was diagnosed with the disease.

Cancer Taught Me to Live in the Moment

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg For as long as I can remember, I have been an obsessive planner. I love to make plans, to organize, to prepare. And I'm quite good at it, too. Long-term goals, schedules. These are things I like. A fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants girl, I am not. With my cancer diagnosis, a lot of things came crashing down around me.

Finding Serenity While Battling Cancer

Phil Froats | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Phil Froats

Serenity is priceless, especially when you have a life crisis like cancer. During these times, fear can be overwheming and your thoughts are a ceaseless series of awful possibilities. Our modern day world is not conducive to serenity. Even at the best of times, we are inundated with responsibilities and information.

Seedless Fruits and Vegetables Don't Do Us Any Favours

Josh Gitalis | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Living
Josh Gitalis

Seeds contain the book of life. They have all of the genetic information necessary to create a new life. But what happened to all of the seeds? One word... convenience. We have bred our foods to make them more convenient by eliminating the most important part of the food.

The Time I Shaved my Head (and It Kinda Sucked)

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg I never in my life thought I would type the following sentence and have it be true: I shaved my head. We put on some upbeat music and made some jokes and laughed a bit. But then I lost control of my emotions and entered full mental case meltdown territory. I don't look like me. My hair is all over the floor. I am 28 years old. I have cancer.

How You Can Help a Friend With Cancer

Phil Froats | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Living
Phil Froats

What do you do when you find out that a friend has cancer? This is the type of news that can make you feel awkward in the relationship. Here are some suggestions from what I've learned with two encounters with my own cancers.

High Hospital Parking Costs Add Insult to Injury

Phil Froats | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada
Phil Froats

During cancer treatments there are other, often less thought of expenses, that can really add up. Take hospital parking. Over a course of treatments this really adds up. Full parking charges, twice a week for six weeks can cost you up to $276 at Sunnybrook on top of the cost of getting your car to the hospital.

Quit The 'Smoke Break' At Work

Kate Carty | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kate Carty

Smoking can become wrapped up in daily work routines, making it harder to quit. Severing the "smoke break" chain takes a lot of preparation on the part of the individual trying to quit but a little support from co-workers and employers can make a big difference.

The Government's Addiction to Smoking

Phil Froats | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Phil Froats

When you look at the numbers alone, it boggles the mind why there have not been more measures taken to curb or eliminate smoking altogether. One of the main reasons is governments' addiction to tobacco taxes. At times, they show their true colours and flash this addiction for all to see.