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Out of the Shadows

It's not a group anyone wants to join—the support team for a loved one with cancer—but the quiet efforts of partners, siblings, friends and neighbours often are what make the journey possible. Here, we shine a light on some of those unsung heroes. Read now

Chantal
The Single Life

Facing cancer without a partner to lean on may seem daunting. But, as these women have proven, going through treatment “alone” has been anything but lonely. Read now

Chantal
The Spirit Within

Visualization can help you find your peaceful centre Read now

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A Head Above the Rest

For many people, hair loss is one of the most emotionally devastating side effects of chemotherapy, affecting our self-image and our quality of life. But there is good news. First, the hair lost during chemotherapy will grow back. Second, there are a number of attractive ways to cover hair loss. Scarves and hats, for example, are stylish, comfortable and allow for a lot of creativity. Read now

What’s In Your iPod?

Who hasn’t turned to music to lift their spirits or to soothe their soul? For cancer patients, music can be especially therapeutic. A study done by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York showed that patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy reported less anxiety and better overall mood after listening to or making music Read now

Walk Your Way to Well-being

The late-spring sun washes the landscape with the warm promise of summer as Joanne Nevison closes her front door and heads down the walk toward the park. She takes a deep breath, filling her lungs with the musky scent of damp earth and the sweet smell of new green shoots. Joanne walks with purpose — she’s feeling pretty good — and as she catches sight of a plump robin in the tree by the road, she thinks, what a wonderful day. Read now

Refreshing & Restorative Recipes

Some effects of cancer treatment can make it difficult to stay well nourished at a time when your body needs support the most. Cancer survivor and Registered Dietician Jean LaMantia has written The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook to help cancer patients and their caregivers maximize nutritional health. In addition to easy and tasty recipes, the book is full of info and tips for eating well during treatment and beyond. Read now

Riding Shotgun

When Don’s wife, Kate, was diagnosed with cancer, he was there to help find the support and resources she needed. Finding support for himself, however, proved more difficult. Read now

Fending Off the Flu

For healthy people, a bout of the Flu usually means a week of body aches, fever, cough and a general feeling of “ugh”. But for those with a compromised immune system, the risk for serious complications is higher, making it that much more important to avoid this common seasonal ailment. Read now

All Smiles

The key to keeping a healthy mouth? A little extra goes a long way. As the connection between oral hygiene and overall physical wellness becomes increasingly clear, it makes sense for anyone undergoing cancer treatments to pay special attention to the health of their mouth. Read now

Out of the Shadows

It's not a group anyone wants to join—the support team for a loved one with cancer—but the quiet efforts of partners, siblings, friends and neighbours often are what make the journey possible. Here, we shine a light on some of those unsung heroes. Read now

Laugh Out Loud

Through laughter, people can bond, manage stress and move forward. Read now

The Single Life

Facing cancer without a partner to lean on may seem daunting. But, as these women have proven, going through treatment “alone” has been anything but lonely. Read now

The Spirit Within

Visualization can help you find your peaceful centre Read now

To Your Health

These freezer-friendly recipes are quick and easy to make, and full of superfoods that will boost your overall health. Your kitchen awaits ... Read now

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