Post Tagged with: "Breast Cancer"
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 ...
Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with
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 ...
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
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 ...
Innovative breast cancer surgery one of the keys
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
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
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 ...
Regional “Breast” Practices developing for
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 ...
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 ...
Breast reconstruction surgery makes patient feel like
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 ...
HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a […]Read more →
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve […]Read more →
It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about […]Read more →
A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition […]Read more →
One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (Guidelines) provide an opportunity […]Read more →
It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories […]Read more →
Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, […]Read more →
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →
The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle […]Read more →
The number of Canadians with diabetes is rapidly increasing. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 20 Canadians are diagnosed with the […]Read more →
St. Michael’s Hospital, cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Subodh Verma was troubled by the lack of data to guide decision making and treatment choices for […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
For years now, experts have been warning us that Canada is on the cusp of a silver tsunami, one that threatens to overwhelm […]Read more →
“The worst part of living with asthma used to be that nobody believed me. It’s kind of an invisible illness. You don’t always […]Read more →