Chemotherapy

First Nations Girl's Family Rejects Chemo, Hospital Goes To Court

CBC | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Living

A First Nations mother is defending her decision to remove her child from chemotherapy treatment. Her daughter underwent chemo for 10 days at McMaster...

Read This Before You Opt For Chemotherapy

Marilyn Linton | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

Dr. Bombard said women she interviewed understood the concept that the test could indicate whether chemo would be beneficial or not. But she also found that many women thought the test reflected their own unique circumstances and did not understand that their test result was actually based on larger population statistics.

The Key To Surviving Cancer

Andrea Paine | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada
Andrea Paine

I have been writing about cancer surviorship and running for over four years now, and sometimes I find it hard to believe. When I first started writin...

Good Germs May Help Fight This Deadly Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg While the overall success of chemotherapy is rising, the challenge of the double-edged sword with respect to the immune system has led scientists to wonder if the side effects can be resolved by good germs. Last week, the answer was revealed -- at least in mice. ALSO ON HUFFPOST:

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.

Patients Given Watered-Down Chemotherapy Cocktails

CBC | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Living

A total of 1,176 cancer patients in Ontario and New Brunswick received chemotherapy cocktails that were watered down, experts say. Patient...

How Human Error Makes A Difference In Chemotherapy

CBC | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Living

Preparing chemotherapy for cancer patients at Canadian hospitals is potentially prone to errors, say researchers who embedded themselves in the system...

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.

What Having Cancer Taught Me About Christmas

Andrea Paine | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

My newfound wisdom as a cancer survivor has shed the light on a little secret: we don't have to do all that work. I'm sure my family would have been just as happy to stay home, be less busy, and receive fewer presents. I am also certain that all they really wanted was for me to be there -- alive -- with them.

Still Fighting Cancer For Mom

Julie Greenbaum | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Living
Julie Greenbaum

I will never forget the look of calm determination in my mother's eyes when she and my father sat down with our family to tell us the horrible news. "Mummy had been diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer." Since she passed away in 2010, our charity F*CK CANCER inwykiwyk, has raised money for research and created community in her honour.

When the Teacher Becomes the Student

Andrea Paine | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

My journey through breast cancer started five years ago this month. It was in April of 2007 that I was sent to a specialized breast clinic and was dia...

After The Fact

Andrea Paine | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

Last week, during one of my long commutes home, I called a good friend of mine. She had emailed me a couple of weeks ago and hinted that she may not b...