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  • Let's Discuss...being active Making time in your day or just finding the desire to be active may not seem that important when you’re living with cancer. But it’s worth the effort. There are many ways that being active during and after treatment helps both mind and ...

        Date created: 11/10/2020 09:54 AM
      • COVID and Cancer Survey-Part 2
        CCS wants to understand the continued effects of COVID-19 on people living with cancer and their caregivers (a family member or an unpaid person who provides physical and emotional care). If you are living with cancer or caring for ...

        Date created: 11/05/2020 12:27 PM
      • Meet Kuching... Hello. It is November, and time to meet another member. Kuching ‍ . shares her experience of getting a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis and then learning of her husband's diagnosis.

        I am a 72 year old non-smoking female with stage 4 lung ...

        Date created: 11/02/2020 12:42 PM
      • Building Connection Through Community

        When 30-year-old Nadia (AKA warriorwoman ) discovered a lump in her breast, she didn't panic right away. She knew that lumps could develop at her age but decided to see a doctor to be sure. After undergoing an initial biopsy, she was ...
        Date created: 10/28/2020 03:32 PM

      • New survey shows people affected by cancer feel more anxious and concerned during pandemic Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people with cancer have been among the most vulnerable in our communities because of their higher risk of more severe outcomes from COVID-19. People with cancer are also the same people who need ...
        Date created: 10/27/2020 11:39 AM
      • Meet...Supersu
        It is October and time to meet another of our members. Meet Supersu who shares her experience of being diagnosed and treated during a global pandemic and how her sense of humour and friends and this community helped got her to where she ...

        Date created: 10/06/2020 03:56 PM

      CCS Community News

      • Let's Discuss...being active Making time in your day or just finding the desire to be active may not seem that important when you’re living with cancer. But it’s worth the effort. There are many ways that being active during and after treatment helps both mind and ...

            Date created: 11/10/2020 09:54 AM
          • COVID and Cancer Survey-Part 2
            CCS wants to understand the continued effects of COVID-19 on people living with cancer and their caregivers (a family member or an unpaid person who provides physical and emotional care). If you are living with cancer or caring for ...

            Date created: 11/05/2020 12:27 PM
          • Meet Kuching... Hello. It is November, and time to meet another member. Kuching ‍ . shares her experience of getting a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis and then learning of her husband's diagnosis.

            I am a 72 year old non-smoking female with stage 4 lung ...

            Date created: 11/02/2020 12:42 PM
          • Building Connection Through Community

            When 30-year-old Nadia (AKA warriorwoman ) discovered a lump in her breast, she didn't panic right away. She knew that lumps could develop at her age but decided to see a doctor to be sure. After undergoing an initial biopsy, she was ...
            Date created: 10/28/2020 03:32 PM

          • New survey shows people affected by cancer feel more anxious and concerned during pandemic Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people with cancer have been among the most vulnerable in our communities because of their higher risk of more severe outcomes from COVID-19. People with cancer are also the same people who need ...
            Date created: 10/27/2020 11:39 AM
          • Meet...Supersu
            It is October and time to meet another of our members. Meet Supersu who shares her experience of being diagnosed and treated during a global pandemic and how her sense of humour and friends and this community helped got her to where she ...

            Date created: 10/06/2020 03:56 PM
          • Let's Discuss...talking about cancer Talking about cancer isn’t easy. It’s hard to know what to say. And it’s hard to predict how others will react to news of a diagnosis. It’s good to talk. It can help you understand your own emotions and feel more in control. It can make your ...

            Date created: 10/06/2020 03:05 PM
          • Meet Charles
            With September still in full swing and fall making its appearance, let’s meet another member, Charles , who lets us into his world during his diagnosis of prostate cancer and beyond.


            I was living in Vancouver BC, in 2007.  I was 62, ...

            Date created: 09/24/2020 04:51 PM
          • 2020 Special Report on Lung Cancer This 2020 special report provides statistics on lung cancer incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence. Where relevant, the statistics are presented by sex, age, geography, stage, histology and time. It also includes new ...
            Date created: 09/23/2020 09:37 AM
          • CIBC Run for the Cure Even with breast cancer in our lives, we never stop running. That’s why this year, we invite you to join the re-imagined Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure on October 4, 2020. To sign up or get more information click  here !

             

            Date created: 09/16/2020 10:01 AM
          • Improving Cancer Survivorship

            With 4 in 5 cancer survivors faced with serious challenges after treatment ends, there’s an urgent need to better understand how to prevent, as well as reduce and manage the physical and emotional effects of cancer to help survivors ...
            Date created: 09/16/2020 09:41 AM

          • EXCEL- Free exercise for cancer survivors

            What is Project EXCEL? 

            EXCEL is a 5-year Canada-wide project, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), and the Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF). This implementation science ...
            Date created: 09/08/2020 08:13 AM

          • Let's Discuss...fear of cancer recurrence A patient’s cancer journey doesn’t end after treatment. Almost half of all cancer patients have a strong fear their cancer will return. Caregivers also experience similar fears.

            Have you experienced fear or recurrence? At what ...

            Date created: 08/24/2020 11:22 AM
          • Living with Cancer in the Time of COVID-19 Study-Sign up today! This study is conducted by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG), which receives significant infrastructure funding from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) every year. The goal of this study is to understand what impact the ...
            Date created: 08/12/2020 10:44 AM
          • New Clinical Trial- Would you like to take part? A new  clinical trial  conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society-funded Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) is the first in the world to test an immune-stimulating treatment to reduce symptoms and prevent severe cases of COVID-19 ...
            Date created: 08/12/2020 10:52 AM
          • Meet Alexisrj While everyone is taking part in summer staycations, let's meet a new community member.
            Let me introduce you to Alexis, known in our community as  alexisrj  . Read about her colon cancer experience and her terrific supportive family.

            ...

            Date created: 08/11/2020 01:01 PM
          • Let's discuss...weight gain or loss during treatment
            Join the discussion

            Eating well can be a challenge when you have cancer. And everyone is affected differently depending on cancer type and treatment. Some people find their eating habits change only slightly, while others find that ...

            Date created: 07/30/2020 09:47 AM
          • New COVID-19 Clinical Trial
            Breaking news: A new clinical trial conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society-funded  Canadian Cancer Trials Group  is the FIRST IN THE WORLD to test an immune-boosting treatment that could prevent severe COVID-19 infections in ...

            Date created: 07/14/2020 01:30 PM
          • Meet jojo4 Hello all
            Depending on what part of the country you are in, summer is in full swing. So it is time to meet another community member.
            Let's take a minute to meet Joanne, who goes by jojo4 in the community and talks about her experience with ...

            Date created: 07/13/2020 11:50 AM
          • Let's Discuss...exercising at home Join the discussion here

            With physical distancing in effect over the last few months, many people may have adapted their exercise routines. Are you currently exercising at home? Did you start exercising at home due to social ...

            Date created: 07/07/2020 03:55 PM
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            Date created: 06/16/2020 04:15 PM
          • Managing Stress and Anxiety App!
            Did you know that the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada's  COVID19 resources are also available in a handy app? Get the info you need delivered right to your phone.



            Download the Managing Your Stress and Anxiety app on ...

            Date created: 06/16/2020 04:06 PM
          • Surviving Cancer and Its Effects on Mental Health-Kims1961 Special Announcement!

            One of our very own community members Kims1961  was a guest on "The Mountains We Climb" podcast and talked about cancer and mental health. I really enjoyed hearing her thoughts and perspectives, I hope you do ...

            Date created: 06/16/2020 03:52 PM
          • Meet...Jeff Summer will soon be here and it's time to meet another member of our community Jeff, better known as Jeff M . Learn about his experience with colorectal cancer and how his sense of humour got him through.

            Hi Everyone, I'm Jeff,

            I'm a 55 ...

            Date created: 06/08/2020 03:12 PM
          • Research Updates: Colon and head and neck cancers
            Today’s Research Updates describe two new findings for colon and head and neck cancers.
             
            June 5, 2020

            Colon cancer research update

            A new CCS-funded study has uncovered a potential way to reduce colon cancer risk in people ...


            Date created: 06/08/2020 01:27 PM
          • 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
          • Relay At Home

            Please Join  Us!

            COVID-19 has affected us all, changing our world in unprecedented ways. During these times, we remain committed to physical distancing to protect the health of all Canadians. And while we're not able to turn to our ...

            Date created: 05/07/2020 10:52 AM
          • Come from Kindess Join us on May 4 and 5  from 8-9 PM ET for an online cabaret in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. We’ll have musical performances from cast and band members from Come From Away.

            We’ll be raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society ...

            Date created: 04/30/2020 05:07 PM
          • Thank you!
            Thank you to all the wonderful people who give their time in our community to share their stories to help others. 

            Date created: 04/26/2020 09:35 AM
          • COVID-19 and cancer patients webinar   Dr. Earle answers commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and cancer. For instance, are people with certain cancers at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and what can they do to reduce their risk? What should people with cancer ...

            Date created: 04/14/2020 03:52 PM
          • Let's Discuss...managing the risk of COVID-19 If you have cancer, you are at a higher risk for more serious outcomes of COVID-19. Cancer is considered an underlying medical condition. And some cancer treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can weaken ...
            Date created: 04/14/2020 03:17 PM
          • Choir Choir Choir The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is partnering with musical duo Choir! Choir! Choir! for a virtual sing-a-thon in support of the Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign. Taking place live on Facebook and YouTube on  Saturday, ...

            Date created: 04/07/2020 01:08 PM
          • Let's Discuss...Empathy vs Sympathy
            Join the discussion here

            Please share your thoughts and experiences with empathy vs sympathy. Describe a time you felt heard and understood. What did you find most helpful?

            Date created: 02/11/2020 09:09 AM
          • World Cancer Day

            Every year on February 4, people across the globe unite to raise awareness and take action for World Cancer Day.

            Today and every day, all of us at the Canadian Cancer Society are committed to making a difference in the lives of the nearly 1 ...
            Date created: 02/04/2020 09:05 AM

          • Meet...CentralAB Take a moment to better get to know CentralAB and read about his journey of "Small Beginnings"...

            Journey Of "Small Beginnings."


            My first experience with cancer was as a young nursing student. My first patient was a woman with massive, ...

            Date created: 02/10/2020 03:03 PM
          • Research opportunity for people with advanced cancer and their caregivers The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is doing research to find out what types of information and support are needed by people living with advanced cancer. We will also use this research to help us update our booklet Advanced Cancer to make ...

            Date created: 01/14/2020 03:14 PM
          • Let's Discuss...2020 Happy New Year!

                                                                                                          Join the discussion here!


            A New Year's resolution is a promise a person makes for the new year. Regardless of what resolution you commit to, the goal is to ...

            Date created: 01/08/2020 10:24 AM
          • Meet...Lisa Take a moment to get to know Lisa, better known in our community as law , and learn how her 'village' helped her get through her diagnosis of tongue cancer.

            Hello Everyone,


            My name is Lisa and I am known on CancerConnection by my initials: ...

            Date created: 12/13/2019 10:22 AM
          • Let's Discuss...Holiday Traditions
            Join the Discussion Here!
             
            The holidays are traditionally viewed as a time to celebrate. Many people enjoy reuniting with family and friends, exchanging gifts and celebrating religious traditions during this time. However, ...

            Date created: 12/13/2019 10:09 AM
          • Let's Discuss...Isolation and Loneliness Join the discussion here !

            Cancer can make you feel very alone. Friends and family may not phone or visit as often as you’d like. You may feel too sick to work or enjoy social activities. Even when you’re with people, you may feel that no one ...

            Date created: 11/20/2019 02:02 PM
          • Let's Discuss...Fatigue Join the conversation here !

            Fatigue is the most common symptom for people with cancer and the most common side effect of cancer treatment. It is a general lack of energy, tiredness or exhaustion. It is different from the tiredness a ...

            Date created: 11/06/2019 11:06 AM
          • Meet...SLM It's getting cold out there! Grab a cup of tea and take a moment to better get to know SLM you will recognize her from her warm caring responses to others in our community.

            My Cancer Journey


            I am a fighter.  I am resilient.  I am positive.  ...

            Date created: 11/06/2019 10:44 AM
          • Meet....Wendy

            Fall has arrived and it is time to meet another one of our members Wendy better known in our community as Wendy Tea

            My name is Wendy Tea and I live on the West Coast, sometimes referred to as the other great coast! My childhood was a trip, ...

            Date created: 09/17/2019 11:22 AM

          • Nipissing University study- Looking for participants Researchers at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario are searching for cancer survivors to complete a brief (15-20 minute long) anonymous survey about health. If you complete the survey you can choose to enter a draw to win one of ...
            Date created: 08/16/2019 03:14 PM
          • Meet...Fiona Please take a moment to get to know Fiona, better known in our community as Aries,   and learn about her determination, stubbornness and positivity that help her take life one day at a time.

            Hi, my name is Fiona and I was diagnosed with ...

            Date created: 08/15/2019 10:50 AM
          • Let's Discuss...summertime memories Camping, biking, swimming, hiking, road trips….

            Take a moment to look back and share your favourite summertime memories. If you were recently diagnosed or caring for someone with cancer this summer may have felt much different than ...

            Date created: 08/07/2019 09:28 AM
          • Meet...Angus Please take a moment to get to know Angus, better known in our community as WestCoastSailor . He is often found in our community sharing his wisdom and experiences with breast cancer, lung cancer, and as a caregiver.

            Angus was ...

            Date created: 07/12/2019 08:35 AM
          • Let's Discuss...your top 3 tips for coping with cancer A cancer diagnosis can affect much more than the physical body. It can also affect emotions and relationships. Your emotions can be very strong, conflicting or disturbing. They may come and go quickly, and they may change often. For ...
            Date created: 07/12/2019 09:35 AM
          • Let's Discuss...sun safety Join the discussion here !

            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 ...

            Date created: 06/10/2019 03:13 PM
          • 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
          • You're Invited RFL 2019 As a CancerConnection.ca 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

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            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
          • 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
          • CHOiR! CHOiR!CHOiR! You're Invited!

            The Daffodil Campaign raises funds to help people with all types of cancer live their lives more fully through work aimed at improving experiences, enhancing and prolonging lives. Together we can prove that life is ...

            Date created: 03/22/2019 04:09 PM
          • Guest Blog: You Don't Look Sick Please check out our first ever guest blog written by one of our very own members cancertakesflight  ! She is a passionate writer and advocate who touches on such important topics. Read more of her blog Laughter and Cancer  here.
            ...


              Date created: 08/25/2017 01:51 PM
            • Congratulations Cancertakesflight! Did you know we have a published author right here in our community?

              A special congratulations to one of our very own community members cancertakesflight on her upcoming book signing events! You are an incredible writer and support ...

              Date created: 10/24/2018 10:23 AM
            • The stigma of cancer: how blaming or outright avoidance affects cancer survivors For our latest “Let’s discuss” topic, we asked our online community members if they had experienced cancer stigma, a negative or undesirable perception of a person affected by cancer. Previously, some of our members have shared that ...
              Date created: 11/17/2015 02:45 PM
            • How I Cope with Cancer during the Holidays On Monday December 7, we hosted a webcast Coping with Cancer during the Holidays . During the webcast, Holly Benson was one of our speakers and shared how she coped with cancer after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012. After 33 days ...

              Date created: 01/18/2016 02:54 PM
            • Online community offers some guidance for coping with a loved one’s diagnosis With many provinces in the country celebrating a holiday Monday this past weekend, in addition to Valentine’s Day, there were many opportunities to spend time with loved ones. For families with a loved one who has been diagnosed with ...
              Date created: 02/16/2016 03:15 PM
            • Taking care of yourself during treatment Going through cancer treatment can be very difficult on both one’s mind and body. Keeping up energy levels and staying positive are often challenges.  So it’s important to take extra care of yourself during treatment. This month we ...
              Date created: 03/21/2016 10:53 AM
            • Lets Discuss...awkward reactions from friends

              Have you noticed that your friends, family or colleagues behave differently around you since being diagnosed? Your mental health may take a toll from these situations. Join in this conversation – let’s discuss how to handle awkward ...
              Date created: 10/03/2016 04:06 PM

            • Let's Discuss...Realistic or positive thinking Do you believe that positive thinking makes you healthier? Do you feel the pressure of always being positive? Do you feel guilty when you have negative thoughts?
               


              Date created: 11/01/2016 12:25 PM
            • Let's Discuss...Information on the Internet Information on the Internet: does it reassure or cause worry? 

              The Internet is a simple and fast tool to search for information. How easy is it to separate fact from fiction? Do you prefer to know as much or as little as possible? Does the ...

              Date created: 12/06/2016 11:23 AM
            • Let's Discuss...ongoing projects and hobbies Do you have a hobby that you love? Does it help you relieve stress and help you focus on something other than your cancer treatment? Are you a painter,crocheter,bowler,wood worker, runner, cyclist? Are you starting a new project with ...
              Date created: 01/20/2017 02:45 PM
            • Let's Discuss...Love and Relationships Cancer impacts an individual physically and mentally.  Do you have a significant other, if so how did your diagnosis impact your relationship?  Did it bring you closer together, or cause some challenges?  If you’re single how has ...
              Date created: 02/02/2017 04:05 PM
            • Let's Discuss...Sharing on CancerConnection
              Do you feel comfortable enough to write how you really feel?  Do you hold back how you really feel so it does not discourage other members?  Are you modest when it comes to sharing your good news?  Do you avoid 'complaining' because ...

              Date created: 03/01/2017 11:25 AM
            • Let's discuss... living with cancer or fighting cancer?
              The idea of 'fighting' cancer is socially widespread. On the other hand, a fight implies that there is a winner and a loser. It is common to hear that someone has lost their fight against cancer, as if they were responsible for the ...

              Date created: 04/06/2017 01:35 PM
            • Let's Discuss...Body Image and Cancer A cancer diagnosis, treatment, and side effects can leave you feeling different about your body. What tips do you suggest to promote a healthy body image? 
              Date created: 05/01/2017 03:13 PM
            • Let's discuss... laughter is good for your health, but living with cancer is not funny!
              Does humour help you cope with cancer? 
              How does laughter help you? 
              What makes you laugh?

               

              Date created: 06/28/2017 01:22 PM
            • Let's Discuss...creativity as a therapeutic tool Can creativity help you live with cancer?

              You don't have to be an expert to reap the benefits of creativity in your life! Does writing, drawing, music, photography, cooking or any other form of expression allow you to express how you ...

              Date created: 08/01/2017 03:40 PM
            • Let’s Discuss….. Identity beyond cancer Are you a mother, father, sister, brother, artist, singer, friend? You are so much more than your diagnosis. Let’s discuss the roles that truly define you. 


               
               

               

              Date created: 09/08/2017 03:24 PM
            • Let's Discuss...the importance of caregivers
              Caregivers play an important role in the cancer journey.  They often wear many hats, providing rides to appointments, personal care, and emotional support.  Do you have someone who cares for and supports you?  Can you imagine this ...

              Date created: 10/02/2017 11:45 AM
            • Let's Discuss...dealing with change
              Whether you’re newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or are caring for someone with cancer, you will probably need to deal with many practical issues, make tough decisions and cope with a range of emotions.

              What changes do you find ...

              Date created: 11/01/2017 02:39 PM
            • Let's Discuss...Finding joy this holiday season Let's discuss... finding joy this holiday season!
               
              How will you adapt your holiday plans to accommodate your treatment or side effects this holiday season? Have you scheduled in some time for the things that you enjoy and that matter ...

              Date created: 12/04/2017 01:33 PM
            • Let's Discuss...the comfort a pet can bring  
              For some, just the sight of an adorable animal can brighten their day and lift their spirits. For others, interacting with a pet can offer comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation. If you are going through a cancer experience, or ...

              Date created: 01/08/2018 02:15 PM
            • Let's Discuss...talking about Cancer

              Let’s Discuss….talking about cancer.

               

              There isn’t a right or wrong way to talk about cancer. Who you tell and how you talk about cancer may be different depending on your relationship with the person you're talking to. How did the ...
              Date created: 02/01/2018 03:00 PM

            • Let's Discuss...Relay for Life
               
              Have you participated in Relay for Life in the past-If so what was your favourite part of Relay for Life? Do you plan on attending this year? What event will you be attending?

              Click here to find an event near you!

              Date created: 05/01/2018 02:27 PM
            • Let's Discuss...good news and bad news
               
              Who is your "go to" person when you have news about your cancer diagnosis? Does your person change based on whether it is positive news or challenging news? What is your preferred method of communication?

              As a caregiver who is your "go ...

              Date created: 03/15/2018 10:22 AM
            • Let's Discuss... If you have cancer, your healthcare team has probably created a plan with treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. These are all conventional ways to treat cancer. Many other kinds of therapies, called ...

              Date created: 06/07/2018 10:54 AM
            • Let's discuss...people in the public eye Let's Discuss ... people in the public eye that have shared openly about their cancer experience.

              In recent years, we have had Ben Stiller (prostate), Olivia Newton-John (Breast), Fran Drescher (uterine), Hugh Jackman (skin) and ...

              Date created: 01/11/2019 12:21 PM
            • Let's discuss...medical visits A diagnosis of cancer often means you will have a number of medical appointments to attend. How do you feel when you have an upcoming appointment? What helps you prepare?

              As a caregiver how do you support your loved one with medical ...

              Date created: 02/08/2019 12:43 PM
            • Let's Discuss...Educating your peers about cancer Since your experience being diagnosed with cancer or as a caregiver do you find yourself educating others about cancer risks? Is it rewarding to share your knowledge to help others? Has the information been well received by your ...
              Date created: 08/09/2018 10:53 AM
            • Let's Discuss summertime snacks Summertime is a great time of year to get fresh fruits and vegetables and when it comes to eating well, you can’t do any better than vegetables and fruit. In fact, people of all ages need more daily servings of vegetables and fruit than any ...
              Date created: 07/06/2018 02:02 PM
            • Let's Discuss...Chemotherapy What was your reaction to learning that Chemotherapy would be part of your treatment plan? What have been, or what are your biggest challenges with this treatment? Share 3 tips that helped you get through Chemotherapy.

              For ...

              Date created: 09/05/2018 11:09 AM
            • Let's Discuss...caregiver burnout Caregiver burnout  is a state of physical, emotional, and mental  exhaustion . Caregivers  who are "burned out" may experience fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression.
              • Have you or are you experiencing caregiver burnout? 
              • For ...

              Date created: 10/30/2018 02:26 PM
            • Let's Discuss...Hope The giving and receiving of hope can be found in posts throughout CancerConnection.ca. Tell us about your hope for the future for yourself, your loved one or the members of our online community.

               

              Date created: 12/11/2018 09:20 AM
            • Encourage & Cope Cancer Support Group Starting January 2019! One of our community members Naomi has started a peer support group. To learn more about Naomi please see her Meet Your Neighbour piece here . For details about the group please see the info below.

              Encourage & Cope Cancer Support is ...

              Date created: 12/18/2018 09:22 AM
            • Meet Nicole As we begin a new year we have a new member of our community to get to know better. Meet Nicole better known on our community as nicolem . You may recognize her from her kind voice that you read on the community.

              My name is Nicole and I’m a ...

              Date created: 01/02/2017 04:44 PM
            • Meet Wanda February has arrived and it is time to meet another member of our community. Meet Wanda better known on the community as Wanda Vass  and learn more about her journey with Thyroid Cancer, her love of horses and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

              ...

              Date created: 02/01/2017 03:24 PM
            • Meet DefLeppardGirl As we march into a new month please join me in welcoming a new neighbour in our community DefLeppardGirl , who has kindly shared her story with us.
               
              Hello from the beautiful coast of British Columbia!  I live in Surrey with my husband, my ...

              Date created: 03/01/2017 02:11 PM
            • Meet Amanda I would like to introduce the community to another one of our amazing members, Amanda! She is better known on our community as Amanda26 . Please read more about her family's journey of love and life below. All the best to Kyle as he ...
              Date created: 04/12/2017 10:54 AM
            • Meet Russell Spring has sprung and it's time to introduce everyone to another member of the community. Meet Russell, better known on the community as Fergies  and learn more about his journey with colorectal cancer.
               
               
              In October 2015, I was at a ...

              Date created: 05/09/2017 03:21 PM
            • Meet Suzanne! Summer is on it's way and it is time to meet another community member. Many of you have read posts by Suzanne and will recognize her kind voice from the community where she is better known as Suzanne73 . She has also recently joined our ...

              Date created: 06/02/2017 02:14 PM
            • Meet Addie! Many of you will recognize Addie one of our community mentors here in the community. Take a moment to get to know her a little better, and pop over to the book club that she facilitates here in the community and say hi!

              So here it is. I was ...

              Date created: 06/28/2017 01:50 PM
            • Meet Hayleigh... 31 year olds get cancer too. Meet Hayleigh known on our community as HayleighConnell  read more to learn about her journey with worry, hope, and her pal Liam.


              Hello everyone!

              My name is Hayleigh and I am 31 years old. I live in Kamloops, ...

              Date created: 08/03/2017 01:31 PM
            • Meet Judy It's time to meet another one of our community members. I'm excited to introduce you to Judy better known on our community as hkjudy . Read more about her travel adventures, retirement, and experience with breast cancer below.
               
               
              At 65 ...

              Date created: 09/07/2017 10:25 AM
            • Meet Debbie Every month we take the time to get to know one of our neighbours better. This month we have the honour to get to know Debbie, known on the community as Dielle and best known for her kind responses and profile picture with the flowing red ...

              Date created: 10/05/2017 10:27 AM
            • Meet Andy... Cancer of Unknown Primary or "CUP" is rare. People like Andy better known on the community as ACH2015 are rare too. We are sure glad to have him sharing his morning reading with us and offering support wherever it is needed. Take a moment ...
              Date created: 11/01/2017 12:00 PM
            • Meet Liz... Winter is here to stay and it's time to cozy up with a warm cup and get to know one of our neighbours better. Meet Liz better known on our community as Warriorprincess  and a warrior she sure is! You will recognize her from her welcoming and ...

              Date created: 12/04/2017 01:51 PM
            • Meet Naomi It's 2018 and time to meet a new member of our community Naomi. You may know her as ECCS Peer Support  here in our community. Take a moment to learn more about Naomi and her family's experience with breast cancer and her mission to give back ...

              Date created: 02/01/2018 02:30 PM
            • Meet Lianne We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Moderator Lianne who recently joined our team. Take a moment to read a bit about Lianne's experiences with cancer both personally and as a caregiver. Be sure to say hi when you see her posts ...

              Date created: 03/05/2018 10:35 AM
            • Meet...Elaine Please take a moment to get to know one of our valued contributors here on CancerConnection-
              Elaine, aka LPPK . She is often seen around the community in our Leisure Group cracking jokes, sharing poetry, and photography. Elaine's ...

              Date created: 05/01/2018 01:24 PM
            • Meet...Wes Please take a moment to get to know one of our members, better known on our community as WesT , and learn about his love of music, motor sports, and his experience with prostate cancer.

              My name is Wes and at 54 years old I find myself being a ...

              Date created: 07/11/2018 08:48 AM
            • Meet Gayle
              I’m known here as Runner Girl.   My name is Gayle, I’m 52 years old.
               

              I was born in Winnipeg, during a blizzard.  My parents thought about calling me Blizzard or Stormy, but settled on Gayle (a big wind), they threw a Y in the middle to ...

              Date created: 09/17/2018 01:55 PM
            • Meet Cathy... I'd like to introduce everyone to Cathy better known in our community as elizabeth06 . Please take a moment to learn more about her wonderful family and how she found out she had metastatic breast cancer.

              My name is Cathy, I am 61 years ...

              Date created: 10/04/2018 01:30 PM
            • Meet Steff It's a new year and time to introduce you to a new member of our community. Please welcome Steff better known in our community as prairiemom and read more about her experience with cancer and deciding to stop waiting "'til later"...


              Q: ...

              Date created: 01/14/2019 09:11 AM
            • Meet...Brighty Please take a moment to better to get to know a caregiver on our site Brighty. You will recognize her from the warm welcomes she provides in our community.
               

              Summary of experience: 
              The year 2017 was supposed to be the happiest of my life. I ...

              Date created: 02/08/2019 02:15 PM
            • CancerConnection Navigation tips by Aly! Here's a quick guide to exploring CancerConnection! How to navigate the website using the navigation bar and dashboard tab: specifically to edit settings, view and edit your profile and content, check your inbox, manage your ...

              Date created: 02/08/2019 03:35 PM
            • Meet...Ann It's time to get to know another wonderful member of our community. Please take a moment to read more about Ann's experience with cancer and her important message about the value of helping others.

              Hi, my name is Ann. You may know me as ...

              Date created: 03/05/2019 09:50 AM
            • Leaving childhood cancer behind

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              Dr Brian Nieman, researcher, Toronto


              Who:  Brock Taraba, leukemia survivor, Niagara Falls and 

              What:  Dr Nieman is funded by the Canadian Cancer Society to study changes in brain structure and function in children who received ...
              Date created: 07/11/2016 10:22 AM

            • Breaking down screening barriers

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               Dr Aisha Lofters, researcher, Toronto


              Who : Lezlie Lee Kam, outreach volunteer, Toronto and

              What : With Canadian Cancer Society funding, Dr Lofters studied cancer screening rates among people like Lezlie, who have disabilities.

              ...
              Date created: 05/09/2016 12:44 PM

            • New technology to diagnose hard-to-find cancers
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              Who:  Dr Shana Kelley, researcher, Toronto
              What:  Dr Kelley and her team are developing a new device to detect cancer earlier using patient blood samples.
              Why:  Detecting hard-to-diagnose cancers early through a blood test may ...
              Date created: 06/13/2016 09:50 AM

            • Chasing Down Metastatic Cancer

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              What is metastatic cancer?

              Cancer has many nasty features that make it one of the most difficult and complicated diseases to treat and cure.  It doesn’t sit still- it is constantly growing, changing and ...
              Date created: 01/17/2017 03:55 PM

            • Drug Repurposing for Colorectal Cancer: Redesigning a House Into a Bookstore

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              What if there was a quicker and cheaper way to bring forth more treatment options for people with cancer? Researchers are trying to do just that by repurposing drugs used for other diseases to treat cancer. The process of drug ...


              Date created: 02/21/2017 04:33 PM
            • Ready-or-not here we come: opening our eyes to the fight on cancer

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              Cancer cells are locked into an epic game of hide-and-seek with our body.  Naturally, our body is tuned to recognize and eliminate foreign matter with the help of our immune system.  Cancer is no exception.  Routine inspection shows ...


              Date created: 03/21/2017 10:54 AM
            • Could Smartphones be Used to Detect Skin Cancer?

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              Possibly. A recent study in the journal Nature found that computers programmed with image recognition technology could diagnose skin cancer just as accurately as skilled skin cancer doctors evaluating the same images.

              These ...

              Date created: 04/11/2017 03:52 PM

            • Green Science: The Role of Medical Marijuana in Cancer Therapy

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              Canada has announced that in 2017 it will make a monumental change to the drug policy relating to the use of marijuana.  The change to the drug policy will pursue the benefits of marijuana while emphasizing shared responsibility, ...


              Date created: 05/10/2017 10:32 AM
            • Chemoprevention: What Researchers Are Learning From Your Mom

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              Your Mom would be very happy.  Cancer researchers have published studies showing that eating vegetables like broccoli may lower the risk for developing some cancers (1). Taking this idea one step further, researchers want to know ...
              Date created: 07/20/2017 09:00 AM

            • Liquid biopsies: A blood test for detecting and monitoring cancer?

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              We are living in an era where technological advances allow researchers to answer key questions relating to cancer biology in ways that they never could before. New and powerful approaches have opened doors particularly in the field ...


              Date created: 08/25/2017 03:01 PM
            • Melanin: Friend or Foe?

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              Summer has finally arrived for Canadians and we are eager to bask in the sun. We all know that too much sun exposure increases our risk of getting skin cancer. However, a recent study found that the damaging effect of the sun’s ...


              Date created: 08/27/2015 11:34 AM
            • It’s My Life! – One year later For university student Hannah, it “was the push I needed to take better care of my health for the present and future.” Doris reported, “I have already had cancer, but there were still things that I learned from it.”

              Doris, Hannah and ...

              Date created: 09/08/2015 09:10 AM
            • Protecting workers in the mining industry Who:
              Vern Ramsay, mantle cell lymphoma survivor, Sudbury
              Victoria Arrandale, occupational health researcher, Toronto
               
              What:
              A Society-funded study is working to better understand levels of exposure to carcinogens in the ...

              Date created: 11/09/2015 09:47 AM
            • Dear 2016: I Commit To Butt Out


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              Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Canada and smoking accounts for more than 85% of these cases (1). While butting out is among the top 3 New Year’s resolutions, a surprising estimated 80% of people actually keep their ...


              Date created: 01/11/2016 12:11 PM
            • Managing fear after cancer

              Who:

               

              Claudia Hernandez, breast cancer survivor, Toronto

               

              Dr Sophie Lebel, psychology researcher, Ottawa

               

              Dr Christine Maheu, nursing researcher, Montreal and Toronto

               

               

               

              What:

               

              A new group therapy is being tested for its ...
              Date created: 10/13/2015 02:27 PM

            • Getting to the root of the problem: Cancer stem cells

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              If cancer is like a dandelion, cancer stem cells are considered the root of the dandelion. You can cut off the top of the dandelion, but unless you destroy the roots, the weed will grow back and spread.

              One of the biggest challenges in ...
              Date created: 08/27/2015 11:37 AM

            • Digital Tour of a Cancer Research Lab
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              Have you ever wondered what a typical cancer research lab looks like? If so click the link below and follow researcher Zeynep Kahramanoglu on an interactive digital tour of a lab. You’ll get to see all of the sophisticated equipment ...

              Date created: 12/08/2015 09:20 AM
            • Sifting For Quality: How to Read Scientific Information
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              These days a wealth of information is available at our fingertips. Any Google search on a topic is bound to return thousands, even millions of results. In an age of information excess, how do we choose what to focus on? How do we know ...

              Date created: 02/08/2016 09:20 AM
            • Who are cancer researchers?
               
              We've heard from various cancer researchers here on our community, from information about the HPV vaccine , to learning how to read scientific information . We've even had cancer researchers host a live webcast here about the latest ...

              Date created: 08/27/2015 11:35 AM
            • Important Notice In order to simply the registration process and improve the user experience, we are changing the login process. 

              Effective January 15, 2019 , members will be required to use their e-mail address (instead of username) to login and will ...

              Date created: 01/02/2019 09:49 AM
            • Restoring Body Image After Cancer:An ONLINE Support Group What is the study about?
              The study purpose is to examine the usefulness of an online support group
              for women with breast cancer on topics about body image and sexuality.
              The study will assess the acceptance and effectiveness of the ...

              Date created: 12/03/2018 08:54 AM
            • Exciting Announcement! Have you heard?

              Cancerconnection.ca is being mobile optimized and refreshed!

              You will soon be able to connect with us anytime, anywhere, from any device for the support and information you need and want! It will be easier than ever to ...

              Date created: 10/04/2018 01:44 PM
            • Community Mentors
              For those of you who don’t know last week was Volunteer Appreciation Week an important week to recognize the contributions and efforts of volunteers. Cancerconnection.ca has some very special volunteers I would like to introduce ...

              Date created: 05/02/2017 03:55 PM
            • Meet Lacey Hi everyone, I think it’s a good time to meet the moderator! I am feeling inspired by all of the great pieces provided by our community members and want to share more about myself,so you know more about the person who is always liking your ...

              Date created: 12/06/2016 03:13 PM
            • Have you ever thought about blogging? Have you ever thought you might like to start an online journal or a blog?

              Thank you Kolombe for preparing this informative piece about blogging and sharing your insight with us!

              Over time, I have had several different blogs. Currently ...

              Date created: 11/23/2017 03:52 PM
            • Have you tested postive for BRCA1 or BRCA2 ?
              Women's College Hospital
              A Study of Memory and Attention in High-Risk Women

              A woman’s lifetime risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she has a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, compared to women who ...

              Date created: 08/11/2017 01:54 PM
            • CanDirect- Looking for volunteers (ONT, QC)

              Can self-care tools and a coach help survivors struggling
              with depression?

               
              Who: Dr Jane McCusker, McGill University researcher, Montreal

              The CanDirect team is looking for volunteers struggling with low mood to try tools such as ...

              Date created: 05/12/2017 10:37 AM
            • CCSRI Research Impact Report Canadians have come together for almost 80 years to support the Canadian Cancer Society’s mission to create a world where no Canadian fears cancer – by donating, volunteering, participating in events and advocating for change. ...
              Date created: 05/03/2017 09:33 AM
            • National Day of Mourning
              The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.

              Statistics and beyond
              The most ...


              Date created: 04/28/2017 10:11 AM
            • Join us for a celebration of life in your community Cancer changes everything. But you don’t have to go through it alone. Communities across Ontario are coming together for a celebration of life in honour of those touched by cancer. Visit the Events page to find a luminary lighting ...
              Date created: 03/10/2017 04:33 PM
            • Congratulations Danielle! One of our valued community members DanielleDL has an exciting new job. To learn more about Danielle's experience with cancer check out her Meet Danielle  feature here. Join us in wishing Danielle well with her new role, we know from ...
              Date created: 02/24/2017 09:59 AM
            • The Importance of Profiles Hello Everyone!

              I just wanted to take a moment to encourage everyone to update your profiles.  A more complete profile allows you to connect with others who have had a similar cancer experience,find people with similar interests and ...

              Date created: 01/20/2017 02:48 PM
            • Meet Mike It's hard to believe that December has snuck up on us already!! With the arrival of the new month we have a new member of our community to meet. Please meet Mike-better known on our community as mchesher  and read more about his journey ...

              Date created: 12/06/2016 03:14 PM
            • Meet Cathy

              It's hard to believe that it's October and Fall is offically here! With the new month we have a new member to meet. We're pleased to introduce you to Cathy.


              Hi my name is Cathy, I’m 47 years old, and I have stage IV colon cancer.  I’m known on ...

              Date created: 11/04/2016 02:36 PM
            • Meet Will It's time to meet another member from our community. We are pleased to introduce Will Dove and we thank him for sharing his powerful message.

              After a family vacation in Mexico in early February of this year my wife and I both developed ...

              Date created: 11/04/2016 02:34 PM
            • Meet Janet It's time to meet another member here on our community. This month, we're pleased to introduce you to Janet- better known on our community as Shenpa . Here's a bit more about Janet who answered our  Meet your Neighbour  questionnaire.


              ...

              Date created: 11/04/2016 02:34 PM
            • Return to work made easier for cancer survivors

              Returning to work after any illness can be a challenge. For cancer survivors, returning to work (RTW) can be especially difficult due to the effects of cancer and its treatment, an employer’s lack understanding of cancer’s impact on ...

              Date created: 10/20/2016 05:14 PM
            • Take Action – Share your input on caregiver leave and benefits The federal government is holding an open consultation on caregiving benefits and leave and they want to hear directly from Canadians like you.


              Improving support for caregivers is one of our advocacy priority issues. The Canadian ...

              Date created: 10/20/2016 05:14 PM
            • Meet Richard As the days begin to shorten and the temperature slowly drops, with a new month upon us it's time to meet another member. This September, we're pleased to introduce you to Richard - better known on our community as Orlando . Here's more ...

              Date created: 09/07/2016 09:46 AM
            • Meet Jodie It's time to meet another member here on our community. This month we're pleased to introduce you to Jodie - better known on our community as jorola . Here's more about Jodie, in her own words.


              Hi there! I’m Jodie. I am the proud wife and ...

              Date created: 07/06/2016 09:00 AM
            • What's the average wait time for cancer surgery?  

              Question:  My mom has been diagnosed with colon cancer and has an appointment to see a surgeon. We are so anxious about this whole process. What is the average waiting period from the consultation visit to surgery?

              Answer:   It’s ...


              Date created: 05/24/2016 03:24 PM
            • Meet Danielle It's time to meet another member here on our community. This month we're pleased to introduce you to Danielle, better known on here as DanielleDL . Here's more about Danielle in her own words.


              Hi there!

              My name is Danielle, I’m 35 years ...

              Date created: 05/03/2016 09:10 AM
            • Meet Tim As the snow begins to melt, and the air gets a little bit warmer, it's time to grab a cup of tea and meet another neighbour here on CancerConnection.ca. This month we're please to introduce you to Tim- better known on here as t_bar . Here's ...

              Date created: 04/07/2016 04:26 PM
            • Meet Sandie As we enter March, we'd like to introduce you to another member here on our community. This month we're pleased to introduce you to Sandie- better known on here as shellylynn . Here's more about Sandie in her own words. 


              Hello my name is ...

              Date created: 03/01/2016 08:49 AM
            • Meet Dave A new month is upon us, and it's time to meet another member on our community. This month, we're pleased to introduce you to Dave- better known on our community as Davideo . Here's a bit about Dave, in his own words.

              Hi everyone. My name is ...

              Date created: 02/01/2016 09:26 AM
            • Meet Jean As we make our way into the colder months of the year, it's time to grab a warm drink and meet another community member. This month we are pleased to introduce you to Jean- better known on our community as pokie . Here's a bit more ...

              Date created: 12/01/2015 02:19 PM
            • Let's discuss the comfort of pets: Unconditional love and support during and after treatments The love and attention that pets provide can go a long way to comfort cancer patients as they go through treatment. Whether it’s a snuggle from a feline friend or the attentive companionship of a faithful dog, the unconditional ...
              Date created: 10/20/2015 02:31 PM
            • Meet Scott With a new month upon us, it's time to meet another community member. We're pleased to introduce you to Scott- better known on our community as ProfessionalNomad . We hope you'll enjoy getting to know Scott a bit better, as ...

              Date created: 10/06/2015 02:37 PM
            • Let's Discuss election 2015: Online communities discuss healthcare as an election issue With political campaigning in full swing for next month’s federal election, we asked our online community and Facebook fans what healthcare issues they would like to see addressed by political parties in their election ...
              Date created: 09/21/2015 10:42 AM
            • Caregivers need support too

              Who:

              Karen McConnell, caregiver, Windsor 

              Dr Camilla Zimmermann, researcher and palliative care doctor, Toronto
               

              What:

              Society-funded research showed caregivers had worse quality of life if they were ...
              Date created: 09/17/2015 11:05 AM

            • Meet Debbie This month we are pleased to introduce you to Debbie, better known on our community as cancertakesflight . Here's a bit about Debbie, in her own words. 


              My Cancer

              My name is Debbie and I was diagnosed with breast cancer in ...


              Date created: 09/08/2015 05:13 PM
            • Meet Krista This month we're pleased to introduce you to Krista, better known on our community as ThisMomFightsCancer . Here's a bit more about Krista, who agreed to answer our Meet your Neighbour questionnaire. 
               

              Please ...
              Date created: 08/27/2015 01:51 PM

            • Let's discuss staying positive during difficult times: Faith, hope, supportive family and friends Facing a cancer diagnosis can be hard for people with cancer and their loved ones. We asked our online community and Facebook fans how they stay positive during difficult times. Here’s a summary of some of their thoughts and ...
              Date created: 08/27/2015 11:37 AM
            • Let's discuss answers to 5 commonly asked questions after a cancer diagnosis A cancer diagnosis often leads to many questions. We asked our Facebook and online communities what their first questions were when they were diagnosed . Here are our answers to the most common replies we received:

              Am I going to die? ...

              Date created: 08/27/2015 11:36 AM
            • Let's discuss national nutrition month: Eating well when you have cancer Eating well can be a challenge when you have cancer. And everyone is affected differently. Some people find their eating habits change only slightly, while others find eating well is really difficult. Many people are somewhere ...

                Date created: 08/27/2015 11:35 AM
              • Let's discuss cancer and body image: Online communities share their thoughts The effects of cancer and treatment can cause significant physical changes to the way you look, which may be temporary or permanent. You may find your self-esteem, sex drive and sex life really suffers as a result. Even if you look much ...
                Date created: 08/27/2015 11:34 AM
              • Let's discuss: The ultimate playlist We recently asked our community members and Facebook fans for their top music picks to listen to while going through treatment. Here’s their top ten playlist along with a few honourable mentions:

                Ultimate playlist

                I Will ...

                Date created: 08/27/2015 11:33 AM
              • RIOT Video Blog- How to read scientific information


                 
                With today's abundance of healthcare news and information, it is important to be critical of the research we encounter. Natalia shares with you some important points to consider the next time you read, watch or hear ...

                Date created: 08/27/2015 11:32 AM
              • Let's discuss the holidays: Having a break from treatments, spending time with family The holiday season can be a very difficult time for those living with cancer. Hearing carols played throughout the stores and seeing festive decorations everywhere they go, cancer patients can often feel out of tune with life around ...
                Date created: 08/27/2015 11:32 AM
              • Let's discuss the top 10 ways to relieve tension We recently asked our online communities to share the different activities they do to help them feel better. Many community members mentioned yoga and other types of exercise as good ways to relieve tension.
                Here are the top ten ...

                  Date created: 08/27/2015 11:31 AM
                1. You asked, our researchers answered!


                  On April 28th, we hosted a live webcast Latest Advances in Cancer Research . The researchers shared some of the latest discoveries in cancer research, as well as some of the new ways scientists are trying to treat this disease. We had ...

                  Date created: 08/27/2015 11:30 AM
                2. Let's discuss the things cancer has taught us
                  Like all journeys in life, the cancer journey provides lessons along the way – whether you have been recently diagnosed, are currently receiving treatment or are in remission. We asked our online community and social media fans on ...

                  Date created: 08/27/2015 11:30 AM
                3. Let's discuss the top 10 things to bring to chemo
                  We recently asked our Facebook fans what they bring to chemo. The number 1 response was to bring someone close to you, like a friend or family member, for company and support.
                   
                  Here’s a list of the top 10 answers to help those ...

                  Date created: 08/27/2015 11:29 AM
                4. The Effects of Exercise and Childhood Cancer Survivors


                  Over the past 30 years, forward bounds in science and medicine have led to the recovery of an increasingly large number of people diagnosed with cancer. This fact is of no exception to the number of children diagnosed with cancer ...

                  Date created: 08/27/2015 11:29 AM
                5. Let's discuss life after cancer

                  Moving from cancer patient to cancer survivor is a time of change. While you’re getting used to everyday life again, you’re still facing challenges. We asked our online community and Facebook fans about life after ...

                  Date created: 08/27/2015 11:28 AM
                6. HPV vaccine – why the bad reputation?


                  Cancers derive from cells within our own body that have gone haywire. But did you know that some viral infections are responsible for these cell changes and can cause cancer? These events are unusual, but can lead to many different ...
                  Date created: 08/27/2015 11:28 AM

                7. Let's discuss chemotherapy and you
                  Chemotherapy  - where do we start when discussing such a complicated topic?
                   
                  Chemotherapy (sometimes called chemo) uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Some chemotherapy drugs are given on their own. But more often, ...

                  Date created: 08/27/2015 11:27 AM
                8. Let's discuss life after cancer: Online communities discuss ongoing challenges For this month’s Let’s Discuss topic, we decided to revisit a discussion from last year about adjusting to life after cancer. During treatment, cancer patients are probably so busy just getting through each day that ...

                  Date created: 08/27/2015 11:14 AM
                9. Let's discuss the power of words: Top ten helpful phrases We recently asked our community members and Facebook fans to share some of the encouraging words and phrases that have helped them, or a loved one, get through each day.

                  Here’s a top ten list of helpful phrases, compiled from ...

                    Date created: 08/27/2015 11:12 AM
                  1. Meet Lorna This month, we're pleased to introduce you to Lorna- better known on our community as MedHatLorna . You may have read Lorna's caring responses on here, and I hope you'll enjoy getting to know her a little bit more. ...

                    Date created: 07/06/2015 09:13 AM
                  2. Meet Tim This April we're pleased to introduce you to Tim, better known on our community as Houdini . Tim has been a community member since 2011, here is more about Tim and his experience with thyroid cancer in his own words.

                    My name is Tim ...

                    Date created: 04/07/2015 02:18 PM
                  3. Answering your questions from our webcast Make Nutrition Count- Eating well when you have cancer On March 31 we hosted a webcast, Make Nutrition Count- Eating well when you have cancer,  presented by registered dietician Julie Kozmenuick. During the webcast we received a lot of questions for Julie, so many that we were ...
                    Date created: 04/07/2015 01:32 PM
                  4. Could the war on tobacco help fight obesity? Who:
                    Dr David Hammond, public health researcher, Waterloo

                    What:
                    Society-funded research found that adding nutritional information to menus helped consumers make healthier choices while eating out and reduced calorie ...

                    Date created: 03/09/2015 08:42 AM
                  5. Meet Yasmin A new month means a new neighbour for everyone to meet! This March, I'm pleased to introduce you to Yasmin, better known on our community as Yasmin007 . Here's a bit about Yasmin, who answered our Meet your Neighbour ...

                    Date created: 03/02/2015 08:24 AM
                  6. Let’s talk about sex – helping prostate cancer survivors cope with sexual dysfunction Last year, approximately 23,600 Canadian men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. The good news is more men are surviving than ever before – the 5-year survival rate is now 96%. Prostate cancer treatments offer an excellent chance ...

                    Date created: 02/17/2015 08:45 AM
                  7. Meet Mim This February, I'm pleased to introduce you to Miriam- better known on our community as Mim . Here's a bit more about Mim, who answered our  Meet your Neighbour questionnaire.


                    Q: Tell us a little bit about your cancer experience
                     
                    I am a 50 ...

                    Date created: 02/10/2015 08:24 AM
                  8. This New Year, Make a Resolution to Help Someone Quit Smoking With New Year’s in the not-so-distant past, many people are thinking about their resolutions and how to stick to them. One of the most popular is to quit smoking. It's likely that you know someone who wants to break their ...


                    Date created: 01/19/2015 08:14 AM
                  9. Getting fit to help quit At the beginning of January, a number of us may have made a resolution to get more exercise. Exercise has a lot of known health benefits, and it may even help with another common new year’s resolution: quitting smoking.  
                    ...

                    Date created: 01/13/2015 01:39 PM
                  10. Meet Linda It's time for everyone to meet the first "neighbour" of 2015. This month we'd like to introduce you to Linda, better known on our community as Survivor5 . Here's a bit about Linda, in her own words-


                    Hello, my ...

                    Date created: 01/06/2015 02:27 PM
                  11. Coping with cancer during the holiday season Sarah Midea was only 22 years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She went for her regular Pap test and was called back for a follow-up, which resulted in several biopsies and cryo-surgery. Everything unfolded so quickly, ...
                    Date created: 12/18/2014 08:24 AM
                  12. Webcast - How understanding your brain can empower your life First - the good news:

                    We had our first live webcast this week with excellent reviews from those who were able to attend. Dr. Rob Rutledge spoke about "How understanding your brain can empower your life". We practiced ...

                    Date created: 12/11/2014 04:01 PM
                  13. Meet Bill With a new month upon us, it's time to introduce you to another member of our community. This month we'd like to introduce you to Bill, better known on our community as Little Deer Bill . Here is a bit about Bill, in his own words-

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                    Date created: 12/01/2014 08:59 AM
                  14. Radon- an invisible threat During November there has been lots of media coverage on lung cancer. Did you know that radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Canada and the leading cause in non-smokers? Health Canada estimates that about 16% of lung ...

                    Date created: 11/20/2014 03:13 PM
                  15. Changes to our notification system We have recently updated our community's notification system, and as a result you will now be receiving one ‘daily digest’ email per day. In order to make this change effective, we unfortunately had to ...
                    Date created: 11/14/2014 10:24 AM
                  16. Healing the cracks in care  As we've discussed on this community , creative activities such as journaling or art, can help cancer patients and caregivers express their experiences and relieve tension. One Society-funded study is looking at how ...
                    Date created: 11/13/2014 03:23 PM
                  17. Meet Wanda This month I'm very pleased to introduce you to your neighbour Wanda, better known as  Wanderful  here on our community. Here's a bit about Wanda and her experience so far, in her own words-


                    Hello, my name is ...

                    Date created: 11/03/2014 03:33 PM
                  18. Research reflections - Beacon of hope for cancer patients One of the most exciting fields in cancer research right now is the development of ‘targeted therapies’ – that is, therapies that are designed to attack a unique feature of cancer cells so that treatment kills cancer ...

                    Date created: 10/21/2014 02:57 PM
                  19. Meet Ann It’s time to meet another one of our ‘neighbours’ here in our online community. For October, I’m pleased to introduce you to Ann- better known in our community as Gabby . Here’s a bit about Ann, in her ...
                    Date created: 10/21/2014 12:54 PM
                  20. Talking to someone who’s been there – there’s nothing like it! “I love my Peer Support Worker.  I was pretty specific re: who I wanted to talk with, and CCS delivered.  We had weekly calls, and continue to chat from time to time - so nice to have someone who can relate/share ...

                    Date created: 10/21/2014 12:50 PM
                  21. Research reflections - Overcoming fatigue Cancer treatment can be exhausting. With a heavy treatment schedule, plus other appointments and high stress levels, it’s no surprise that many cancer patients experience fatigue during treatment.
                     
                    But did you ...

                    Date created: 10/21/2014 11:28 AM
                  22. Meet Terry
                    Time to meet another "neighbour" in our online community. This month I'm pleased to introduce you to Terry - better known on our community as Windancer . Here's a bit about him, in his own words, starting with his ...

                    Date created: 10/21/2014 10:45 AM
                  23. Be a guest of honour
                    Sunday June 1st was National Cancer Survivor's Day. There's no need to limit the celebration to one day a year, though. Survivors are celebrated at every Relay for Life event. 

                    Relay For Life is a global movement ...

                    Date created: 10/21/2014 10:34 AM
                  24. What to bring to chemo: Michelle's packing list
                    My experience with cancer is likely the same as that of many others in that it was absolutely the last thing I was expecting and it came at the most inconvenient time.  My husband and I definitely had no idea that when we were ...

                    Date created: 10/21/2014 10:23 AM
                  25. Happy National Cancer Survivor's Day Did you know that June 1st is National Cancer Survivor's Day? The theme this year is celebrating survivorship. I hope you took some time today to do something special for yourself. 
                     
                    After fighting colon ...

                    Date created: 10/21/2014 10:20 AM
                  26. Eating well when you have cancer
                    The truth is, eating well can be a challenge when you have cancer. And everyone is affected differently. How your eating changes will be different for everyone depending on your type of cancer and the treatments you get. But the goal ...

                    Date created: 10/21/2014 10:05 AM
                  27. Meet Margaret
                    Today marks the first installment of “Meet your neighbours”. Each month I’m looking forward to introducing you to a couple of community members.
                     
                    I chose Margaret for our first intro because of her ...

                    Date created: 10/21/2014 09:38 AM
                  28. What's new about the "new" CancerConnection.ca? Today I’d like to highlight some of the new features on the site. You’ll find that most of the changes were designed to make the site more user-friendly. It should now be easier to find the information you are looking for, to ...

                    Date created: 10/16/2014 03:42 PM
                  29. New and improved - and back on line!
                    Welcome to the new and improved CancerConnection.ca! This online community is a place where you can share experiences and build relationships to help yourself and others through the cancer journey.

                    At the moment I feel a bit ...

                    Date created: 10/16/2014 03:05 PM
                  30. 5 New Stats about Cancer in Canada

                    Cancer affects us all. Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will hear the words “you have cancer” in their lifetime. In 2019 alone, an estimated 220,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer – that’s about 25 every hour. While we know each year the ...


                    Date created: 10/30/2019 03:03 PM