Oncology

A new dimension in cancer hope, healing and wellness
A new dimension in cancer hope, healing and wellness

The personalized Cancer Exercise program at Wellspring improves physical functioning, fatigue management and overall quality of life for people living with cancer. Nothing can ever prepare one for a diagnosis of cancer. The emotional, psychological and physical impact is often ...


A journey to better men’s healthcare
A journey to better men’s healthcare

Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) had identified a need to establish a Regional Comprehensive Men’s Health Program. Male health needs such as disorders of the urinary tract, prostate cancer, and sexual dysfunction have not been well serviced in the Erie St. ...


Prostate cancer screening: The debate continues
Prostate cancer screening: The debate continues

Dr. Zachary Klinghoffer is a urologist at Rouge Valley Health System. Early detection of prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test has remained a controversial topic for several years. The PSA test is often used as a tool ...

Posted: December 27, 2013|Diagnostic, Oncology|0 comments

Low compression alternative for breast cancer screening
Low compression alternative for breast cancer screening

Dr. Alla Reznik, of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and Lakehead University. Getting a mammogram every two years for breast screening helps make sure any problems are caught at an early stage. The earlier you find it, the better. ...


Scientists recognized for innovation in prostate cancer research
Scientists recognized for innovation in prostate
cancer research

Three Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) scientists won Movember Discovery Grants from Prostate Cancer Canada. The awards are worth $200,000 over two years and support promising new directions in prostate cancer research. Prostate Cancer Canada approved 40 of the 154 applications ...

Posted: December 17, 2013|Oncology, Research|0 comments

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|0 comments

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 ...


‘Tumour biobank’ brings breast cancer discoveries to the bedside more quickly
‘Tumour biobank’ brings breast cancer discoveries to
the bedside more quickly

The tumour biobank is being housed in the Lawson Health Research Institute lab of Dr. Muriel Brackstone, centre, a surgical oncologist with the Breast Care Program at St. Joseph's Hospital in London and a scientist with Lawson. She is ...


Shortening hospital stay for prostate cancer surgery
Shortening hospital stay for prostate cancer surgery

Prostate cancer survivor Jack Caris has his blood pressure taken by registered nurse Nancy Roberts during his 23 hour recovery stay from surgery at St. Joseph's Health Care London. Twenty years ago patients needing prostate cancer surgery faced a two-week ...


Volunteer’s small gestures forever remembered
Volunteer’s small gestures forever remembered

Sabrin Abbas, volunteer at Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre, says it’s the trust that patients place in her and the opportunity to put smiles on their faces that motivates her to volunteer On Christmas Day in 2012, Lorraine Ruffo received ...

Posted: November 27, 2013|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

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