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  • 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...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
          • Let's discuss...medical visits                                  24dc8f9283dd88155903a0b0264d31e0-huge-fe

            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 ...

            Date created: 02/08/2019 12:43 PM
          • 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 ...

            Date created: 02/04/2019 12:56 PM
          • AYA Study Notice 91cec243887dd8a6fbe93b04fed7df6c-huge-fl

            Date created: 01/29/2019 10:19 AM
          • 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
          • 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
          • 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
          • 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
          • Let's Discuss...Hope The giving and receiving of hope can be found in posts throughout 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
          • 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
          • 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
          • 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
          • Exciting Announcement! Have you heard?

   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
          • 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 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
          • 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...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
          • 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
          • 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

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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