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A guide to better health at your fingertips
A guide to better health at your fingertips

Smart phone apps help screen for cervical cancer. For many of us, having a smartphone or tablet allows us to check our email, update our social status or even tweet a friend, anytime or anywhere. But now, having a smartphone or ...

Posted: June 25, 2013|Oncology|0 comments

Progress against Cancer
Progress against Cancer

It’s been three years since Bluewater Health first saw an opportunity to transform its cancer program and refocus priorities on the needs of patients and families beyond just treatment. In that time, the hospital’s cancer services have touched thousands of lives ...

Posted: June 10, 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

A transformation is under way in the world of cancer pathology reporting
A transformation is under way in the world of cancer
pathology reporting

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), in partnership with more than 400 pathologists and 100 cancer treating hospitals across Ontario, has implemented a new system and process that standardizes cancer pathology reports. This breakthrough will significantly improve the quality of cancer diagnosis and ...

Posted: June 13, 2012|Oncology, Public Health|0 comments

Nurses’ navigation gets two thumbs up from cancer patient
Nurses’ navigation gets two thumbs up from
cancer patient

It was the kind of picture Sue Stein would love to see from all of her cancer patients. In the photo was Art Lochead, an 85-year-old grandpa from Forest, Ont., who recently underwent numerous rounds of chemo and radiation for lung ...

Posted: June 8, 2012|Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Winning Rouge Valley proposal to help prioritize patients’ surgical procedures
Winning Rouge Valley proposal to help prioritize
patients’ surgical procedures

An innovative computer program to prioritize surgical procedures at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) has earned the hospital a $10,000 grant from Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). The winning proposal was submitted as part of CCO’s ‘The Operating Room’ competition, which was ...

Posted: May 16, 2012|Patient Care, Surgery|1 comment

Easing the cancer journey
Easing the cancer journey

RNs who work as patient navigators ensure those diagnosed with cancer aren’t left feeling lost or forgotten in Ontario’s health care system. Over a year ago, Krista Vance’s life spun out of control. In the spring of 2010, she began bleeding ...

Posted: April 4, 2012|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Latest technology gives instant access to cancer medication information
Latest technology gives instant access to cancer
medication information

Unlike many patients who develop cancer and require chemotherapy treatment right away, it was six years before Marie Nelson needed any medication or treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. “I was very lucky,” says the 64 year-old retired school teacher.  “For ...


New diagnostic assessment program launched in London and Owen Sound
New diagnostic assessment program launched in London and
Owen Sound

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  This quote, penned by the late John Lennon, resonates with Carole Hanks.  Carole understands how easy it can be to get caught up in daily activities and dismiss ...

Posted: November 8, 2011|Diagnostic, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

New diagnostic assessment program launched in London and Owen Sound
New diagnostic assessment program launched in London and
Owen Sound

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  This quote, penned by the late John Lennon, resonates with Carole Hanks.  Carole understands how easy it can be to get caught up in daily activities and dismiss ...

Posted: October 28, 2011|Diagnostic, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

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