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A band of women with a special bond
A band of women with a special bond

At St. Joseph's Hospital in London, the patient experience has been greatly enhanced by the Circle of Sharing, a support group for women by women who have had or are considering breast reconstruction post mastectomy. Four patients were founding ...

Posted: December 14, 2014|Featured, Oncology|0 comments

Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with breast cancer
Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with
breast cancer

At 33, Katie (middle) was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Ellen Warner (left), and specialized oncology nurse, Christel Helwig of Sunnybrook’s PYNK program help Katie and other young patients cope with challenges unique to their life stage. “It is important ...

Posted: December 4, 2014|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Community hospital “Living Labs” key to our future
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 age of seven who had discovered a lump in her breast. Our team at North York ...


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

Medical oncologist Dr. Farrah Kassam (second left) and nurse practitioner Brenda Wilks meet with breast cancer survivors, Patricia Pernokis and Margaret Holdsworth, who are participating in Southlake's Breast Cancer Surveillance Program. Photo credit: Jim Craigmyle Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis ...

Posted: December 10, 2013|Oncology, Patient Care, Research|1 comment

Innovative breast cancer surgery one of the keys for survivorship
Innovative breast cancer surgery one of the keys
for survivorship

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Dr. Renee Hanrahan, is trained as both a cancer surgeon and a plastic surgeon, and able to perform cancer surgeries and reconstruction during the same operation. She catches up with her patient, Marie ...


Heart in Hand boutique helps women recovering from cancer
Heart in Hand boutique helps women recovering from cancer

Dorothy Richard, co-owner of Heart in Hand Boutique, models a wig in her boutique for 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 Year in the Life: How Local Cancer Care Made All the Difference for Nina Ruberto
A Year in the Life: How Local Cancer Care Made All the
Difference for Nina Ruberto

Ruberto shared the story of her breast cancer journey with 460 women at the 15th Annual Elekta Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In appreciation of the exceptional cancer care she received, Nina has pledged to ...

Posted: June 4, 2013|Oncology|0 comments

Regional “Breast” Practices developing for follow-up care
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 follow-up care for breast cancer patients. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women ...

Posted: December 20, 2012|Featured, Oncology|0 comments

Genetic screening of inherited predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer
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 offer immense capacity and high sensitivity, these systems are well timed to address increasing demand and ...

Posted: December 7, 2012|Oncology|1 comment

Breast reconstruction surgery makes patient feel like herself again
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 switched to returning to her ‘old self’ again. That meant undergoing breast reconstruction surgery. As a Registered ...

Posted: December 6, 2012|Surgery|2 comments

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