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  • Meet..Faye Summer has arrived and it's Faye's favourite time of year. Take a minute to learn more about Faye's experience with lung cancer and what helped her get through.

    Hi , my name is Faye and I live in a rural community in southeast ...

    Date created: 06/10/2019 03:39 PM
  • Let's Discuss...sun safety No one is completely safe from the sun. In Canada, sunlight is strong enough to cause skin cancer, premature aging of the skin and harm to the eyes. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and it’s also one of the most preventable.


    Date created: 06/10/2019 03:13 PM
  • You're Invited RFL 2019 As a community member, you are cordially invited to take part in the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life, where we celebrate those who live and have lived in the face of cancer and those moving past cancer.

    For ...

    Date created: 05/31/2019 04:01 PM
  • Cancer Information Service Call us at 1-888-939-3333

    Maybe you've just been diagnosed and are feeling overwhelmed, or are in treatment and looking for supports and services to help with more practical concerns. No matter where you are on your journey, we can ...

    Date created: 05/24/2019 03:14 PM
  • Epigenetics: Why Your Genes Aren’t Everything

    By: Andrea Savio

    Why do identical twins differ despite having the exact same DNA? It’s all about how the DNA is used – read on to learn more about how ‘epigenetics’ controls this.

    DNA is the ...

    Date created: 05/10/2019 11:52 AM
  • Let's Discuss...pain Pain can be a common side effect of cancer and its treatments, but having cancer doesn’t mean you have to live with pain. Managing pain is part of your overall treatment plan. Talking about your pain helps your healthcare team ...
    Date created: 05/02/2019 10:15 AM
  • Meet...Kim Spring is upon us and it is time to meet another one of our inspirational members Kim, better known in our community as kims1961 . Take a second to get to know her better below and say "Hi" before she gets busy with all her wonderful outdoor ...
    Date created: 04/30/2019 02:58 PM
  • How a phone call provided hope to this couple faced with cancer A cancer diagnosis can change everything – for the person who receives the news and for the people who love and care for them. As a partner, parent, family member or close friend, a loved one’s diagnosis can affect you in many ways too. You ...

    Date created: 04/03/2019 10:21 AM
  • Check out this great resource!  

    Cancer and Work provides detailed information, resources and online tools to support cancer survivors in return ing to work, stay ing at work or finding new work. The website offers guidance to three specific groups involved in the ...

    Date created: 04/02/2019 03:12 PM
  • Oncology Nursing Day Please take a moment to share a special story about an Oncology Nurse that impacted your life below...

    Date created: 04/02/2019 11:24 AM

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Question of the Week

If you or your loved one could only bring one thing to chemo, what would it be?

Somebody to keep me company
Something to read
Extra clothing
Favourite pillow or blanket