Canada Cancer

SavvyMom Roundup: Ashton Kutcher, Saving our Skin and the Hyperloop

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Saving our skin, celebrity life tips, teens and Facebook, Elvis Dogs and the Hyperloop -- that's what caught my attention this week.

Everyone With Cancer Suffers From Scanxiety

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

There is something cancer patients refer to as scanxiety, which, I'm sure you can guess, is having anxiety about upcoming scans and results. Over the past several weeks, I have been suffering from a major case of scanxiety. Thursday, at long last, the day arrived and I had my dreaded CT scan.

How Meditation Helped Me get Through my Mom's Cancer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

Millions of people have experienced that dreaded moment when your heart drops hearing the words that a loved one has cancer. This happened to me last September. I was in my mother's kitchen, the sun coming through the window, my mother standing next to the sink. The words cancer coming from her mouth made my heart come to screeching halt.

How I Cope as a Cancer 'Survivor'

Mario Di Simine | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Mario Di Simine

Early one bright sunny morning a year and a half ago, my wife died of cancer. For hours I held her pills in my hand, convincing myself that I had no reason to live. I've never had cancer but I'm a cancer survivor, nonetheless -- and there's good reason for that.

The Germs That Will Make Your Hair Shiny and Lustrous

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Having a bad hair day can be a pain for anyone. While there continues to be an attitude of resignation amongst many, there may be some ways to prevent hair loss and perhaps even return hair to a more normal, if not lustrous state.

Helping the Fight Against Cancer, One Outspoken Celeb at a Time

Samara Perez | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Samara Perez

What Angelina Jolie and Michael Douglas have in common is that both are using their celebrity status to bring attention to the very realistic threat of cancer. For now, we must rely on celebrities to get the public's attention about important health threats. Both celebrities have provoked discussion, but where do we go from here?

Help Beat Cancer With 5 Easy Exercises

Dr. Andrea Cheville | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Andrea Cheville

As cancer patients become more informed about their illness and treatment options, I continue to be surprised by how many are unaware of the benefits of exercising during and after treatment. My patients have shown me first-hand what our studies have proven; that daily activity provides tremendous physical and psychological benefits.

Is Your Sunscreen Causing Cancer?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.

Ask Elizabeth: How Can I Support My Wife Who Has Cancer?

Natalie Strouth | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie Strouth

My wife Karen was recently diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. We want to help but Karen gets frustrated when any of us try to do things for her, with the kids or around the house. I don't know how to be strong as the best husband, caregiver, and deal with my own fears about what's happening. Can anyone be a 'super caregiver'?

SavvyMom Roundup: the Jolie Gene, the Busy Trap and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It was another busy week. We announced our top 75 Most Influential Canadian Mom Blogs, parents were fighting on the sidelines and everyone's talking a...

One Of Deadliest Cancers In Canada Is Preventable

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Ground is being gained on many fronts in the war against cancer, but one of the deadliest — liver cancer — is still on the rise, the Can...

Cancer and Thunder: Learning Life's Hard Lessons

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg Sometimes there are no magical answers. Sometimes it's just that life is unfair, and some of us get dealt a really shitty hand, while others may not. I wish there was a better explanation than that, a story you could tell your children when they ask why bad things happen to good people. I wish things could be different.

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.