Anxieties of cancer patients and caregivers about phone and virtual appointments during the pandemic

Before COVID-19, seeing a doctor or specialist generally meant seeing them in person. Now, it typically means talking to them on the phone, or perhaps over a video call. Although most cancer patients and caregivers are okay with alternative means of contact, some have found them inadequate, according to a survey recently conducted for the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network by Leger. Some are concerned about

Canada’s Supreme Court upholds law to prohibit genetic discrimination

In May 2017, a law was passed in the Canadian Parliament to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination: the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNA). The Quebec government challenged the act, calling it unconstitutional because it infringed on the regulation of the insurance industry, which is regulated by provincial governments. Although the Quebec Court of Appeals ruled in favour of the Quebec government, that ruling was challenged by

UV Safety Awareness Month

July marks National UV Safety Awareness Month, a time dedicated to spreading the word on how people can enjoy themselves safely under the sun. Continue reading to learn more about what ultraviolet rays are, how they can affect us, and how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones. The sun releases two kinds of ultraviolet radiation that affect our skin; ultraviolet A (UVA) and