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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.

Nova Scotia has longest wait times for Hip and Knee

Nova Scotia has longest wait times for Hip and Knee, read below:

Second Opinions

Would a second opinion be helpful or even save your life?  See this article:

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 […]

Dupuytren Contracture and FDA Non-Surgical Treatment Available with Our Doctors

Dupuytren contracture is an abnormal thickening and tightening of the normally elastic tissue beneath the skin of the palm and fingers. This causes the cords to tighten or contract making the finger(s) curl forward.  In severe cases, it can leave people with deformed hands or crippling. Dupuytren’s disease typically starts at the age of 50 to 60, […]

Medical Travel Success – Plan and Ask Questions!

There are numerous reasons to travel outside one’s local area to receive a medical treatment.  A procedure may not be available where you live, the wait for it is too long, or the price is too high. With the world becoming so well connected and easy to communicate, all one has to do is to […]