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5 Steps For A Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patient

A cancer diagnosis often comes with many emotions and feelings – surprise, shock, anger, fear, sadness, hopelessness, and others.  While you are processing these emotions, your doctor is likely giving you information on your diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, services available to you, and next steps. Many patients report their initial meeting a complete blur and the only […]

September is Ovarian Cancer Month: Get Involved & Wear Teal!

Take Action Against Ovarian Cancer This September For many women and families living with ovarian cancer, September is a time of hope. Elisabeth Baugh Ovarian Cancer Canada Participants at the 2016 Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, when teal ribbons worn over the hearts of people across the country […]

New Breast Cancer therapy approved by US FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just approved Nerlynx (neratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer. For patients with this type of cancer, Nerlynx is the first extended adjuvant therapy, a form of therapy that is taken after an initial treatment to further lower the risk of the cancer coming back. […]

More interesting information on cancer for Canadians

Ottawa, ON – While the latest cancer statistics are shocking, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network calls on Canadians and the media to take a restrained and balanced view of them. It is disquieting to think that a loved one or friend or indeed we ourselves may be diagnosed with cancer, given that nearly one in […]

New Hope For Cancer?

Cancer is a dreaded word, especially when there are no viable options. The FDA recently approved a new drug in the US that may have some hope for individuals with numerous cancer indications including lung, head and neck cancer, melanoma and Hodgkin lymphoma. Contact us for more information or clinical trial information.   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/08/health/cancer-drug-keytruda-tumors.html

Nova Scotia has longest wait times for Hip and Knee

Nova Scotia has longest wait times for Hip and Knee, read below:   http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/nova-scotia/orthopedic-wait-times-surgery-damage-halifax-1.4129626

Second Opinions

Would a second opinion be helpful or even save your life?  See this article:   http://www.cbsnews.com/news/getting-a-second-opinion-from-a-doctor-could-save-your-life

Lower Back Pain? What about a Facet Rhizotomy?

Facet Rhizotomy A large number of Canadians suffer from lower back pain, often left with an inability to work or enjoy their daily activities.  In some cases, their options are limited due to lack of resources or the long wait time they have to endure to get treatment.  The facet joints are often the primary source […]