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Caregivers vital to health-care system but often untrained and unsupported: report

November 16, 2018

They come from all walks of life, young and old: millions of Canadians who are unpaid caregivers for aging parents, children with a disability or a sibling with a chronic illness. Yet a survey reveals many are struggling, often in isolation, trying to fulfil a critical role with not enough support from the health-care system. Results of the Ontario-based survey of 800 caregivers aged 16

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Watch our most recent webinar! Navigating the Caregiver Experience: Pitfalls and Possibilities

November 7, 2018

Originally broadcast: Tuesday, November 6th 2018 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET In this webinar: Mark Stolow, caregiver expert and Huddol CEO, shared 18 years of professional experience working with and for caregivers to talk about the cancer care experience. Mark shared insights on what he’s learned about caregivers that thrive in the face of adversity; what most commonly derails caregivers and what can you do find

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Watch our most recent webinar! Cannabis Climate in Canada

October 31, 2018

Originally broadcast: Tuesday, October 30th 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET CCSN was pleased to welcome back Trina Fraser, part of the Cannabis Law team at Brazeau Seller Law Firm. Brazeau Seller Law’s CannaLaw® group has been advising cannabis industry participants since the inception of the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations in 2013. Their cannabis team is also preparing employers for the legalization of cannabis by

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    Save the date! CQDM’s 10th Anniversary Forum

    Save the date! CQDM’s 10th Anniversary Forum November 19th, 2018 1pm-5pm followed by a cocktail Grande Bibliothèque 1621 Rue Berri, Montréal, QC H2L 0A9 CQDM is very proud to celebrate its 10th Anniversary this fall. Since 2008, we accelerate the drug discovery through the support of more than 65 outstanding research projects for the equivalent of nearly $75M in funding. To highlight the event, we

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    Lost in Translation: Addressing Gaps in Communication Between Cancer Patients and Health-Care Providers

    [?] Have you ever left an appointment with more questions than answers? [?] Do you have questions or concerns for your medical team but haven’t found a way to voice them? [?] Are you a patient or loved one affected by breast cancer who wants to feel more empowered in treatment decisions? Rethink Breast Cancer believes that young women with breast cancer should be properly

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    LIVE WEBINAR: Sexuality and intimacy when facing bladder cancer

    Bladder Cancer Canada is pleased to offer another live webinar this fall. We welcome the presence of patients, family members, friends and healthcare professionals. TOPIC: Sexuality and intimacy when facing bladder cancer: Strategies to address challenges arising from diagnosis to post-treatment DATE: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 PM (Eastern Time) FEATURING: Janet Giroux – Nurse Practitioner Cancer Centre Sexual Health Clinic, Kingston General Hospital There is

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  • Right2Survive – Share Your Voice and Your Story

    Despite being the number one cancer killer in Canada, outcomes in lung cancer lag behind other cancers. We can do more. Lung cancer patients deserve a chance to become cancer survivors. Share your survivor story and add your name to stand with cancer survivors.Participate Now

  • Liver Cancer Survivors Physical Activity Survey

    Researchers from the University of Toronto are conducting an online study on the exercise programming preferences of adult liver cancer survivors. The online survey takes 45-60 minutes to complete. You must be 18 or older to participate. The goal of this research is to understand how we can best design physical activity programs to support liver cancer survivors. Questions? Contact 416-946-3624 or email Dr. Linda Trinh at linda.trinh@utoronto.eduParticipate Now

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    The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) would like to learn more about your experience after undergoing surgery for kidney cancer/renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in order to uncover unmet needs in education, resources and treatment.

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  • Building A Voice for Primary Liver Cancer Patients & Caregivers in Canada

    Has liver cancer affected you or someone you know? The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is looking for patients, caregivers, families, clinicians and others affected by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of primary liver cancer.Participate Now

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    A McGill University-Princess Margaret Cancer Centre research team is offering free self-care tools (relaxation/mindfulness CDs/MP3s & cognitive behavioral therapy skills-enhancing workbooks) as well as telephone coaching to eligible persons aged 18 and over in a study funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.Participate Now

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Cancer Journey Stories

The Face of Prostate Cancer: Paul’s Story

Paul Mayotte was much like most men his age, healthy, happy and ready to embrace retirement. He began the yearly check-ups with his doctor when he turned 50 and also began the PSA test (Prostate-Specific Antigen) to establish a baseline for potential prostate problems. When Mayotte turned 60 things began to change with his PSA levels and he was referred to a urologist. After a

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Memo for Pink Charities: Men Get This Disease Too – Rod Ritchie

Sitting in my doctor’s waiting room for a visit to find out the reasons for a breast lump, I recall that 50 years earlier, my mother had breast cancer. As a guy, the last thing on my mind was breast cancer. I was relieved when on this visit (and a subsequent visit), I was assured that all was well. A month later, with an obviously

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