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A band of women with a special bond

On Oct. 15, women from across the region attended BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London to learn about breast...

Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with breast cancer

“It is important to stay positive,” says Katie Munro who was diagnosed with breast cancer a week before her 34th birthday. An early childhood...

Community hospital “Living Labs” key to our future

Recently, a young woman in her mid-30s was referred to me by her family physician. She is a mother of two children under the...

Breast cancer surveillance program ensures comprehensive care for patients post-treatment

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be a life-altering blow for many women. Following the often-unexpected diagnosis, these women face a marathon of tests...

Innovative breast cancer surgery one of the keys for survivorship

For Marie Plummer the words cancer and death were synonymous. She’d already lost her sister to the disease and so when she found a...

Heart in Hand boutique helps women recovering from cancer

Shelley Gable and I opened #Heart in Hand Boutique in the fall of 2012 when we both saw a need for a one stop...

A Year in the Life: How Local Cancer Care Made All...

Two days after her 40th birthday, Nina Ruberto was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. That’s the day, she said, that everything...

Regional “Breast” Practices developing for follow-up care

  Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has provided funding to all regional cancer programs in the province to develop and implement a sustainable strategy to transition...

Genetic screening of inherited predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer

New DNA sequencing technologies that have showed great promise in the research community are now beginning to emerge in clinical use. Naturally designed to...

Breast reconstruction surgery makes patient feel like herself again

When Benilda Ariz was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, her focus at the time was on surviving. But two years later, her focus...

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