Canadian Breast Cancer Network - CBCN

Canadian Breast Cancer Network - CBCN The Voice of Canadians with Breast Cancer

We strive to voice the views and concerns of patients. Welcome to the Canadian Breast Cancer Network page.

Our page encourages open and constructive discussion while maintaining a respectful and supportive environment for all. If your comment does not comply with the following basic rules, it will not be posted on the website and may be removed:
- If your posts are product related;
- If your posts include profanity, defamatory, libellous, offensive, abusive, discriminatory or demeaning content

(including images, videos and links);
- If your posts are disparaging, threatening, condone violence or illegal behaviour;
- If your posts are off-topic;
- If your posts offer health or medical advice;
- If your posts contain any personal information such as your email address or phone number, or another person’s personal information;
- If your posts violate another’s copyright or intellectual property;
- If your posts are commercial, e.g. sell products and services, or recruit fans and followers;
- If your posts are excessively repetitive and/or disruptive to the community or are spam;
- If your posts contain proprietary, confidential, sensitive, or non-public information. Please be aware that this community is English- and French-speaking only, and as such, any other language content may be removed. Should you include a post detailing any side effects, this is not the appropriate place to discuss individual products or any adverse drug reactions. Those type of concerns are more appropriately handled by contacting the manufacturer of the product directly or, for any adverse drug reaction, by contacting Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345 (toll-free). Any comments regarding drug products will be removed and should you include a comment detailing any side effect, due to legal obligations concerning drug safety reporting, you may be contacted to find out more information. If you believe that you have experienced any medical side effects or reactions due to any medical products you should consult your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional immediately.
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Bienvenue sur la page Facebook de le Réseau canadien du cancer du sein.

À travers cette page, nous sommes heureux de partager et d’interagir avec vous. Nous nous engageons à faire preuve de respect, de considération et de politesse dans tous nos propos. En vous abonnant à cette page, vous vous engagez à faire de même. Votre commentaire ne sera pas publié sur le site Web et pourra être retiré en cas de non-conformité aux règles de base suivantes :
- Si vos commentaires sont en lien avec un produit;
- Si vos commentaires présentent un contenu vulgaire, diffamatoire, calomnieux, offensant, injurieux, discriminatoire ou dégradant (y compris les images, vidéos et liens);
- Si vos commentaires sont désobligeants, menaçants, ou qu’ils cautionnent la violence ou un comportement illicite;
- Si vos commentaires sont hors sujet;
- Si vos commentaires contiennent des conseils médicaux;
- Si vos commentaires contiennent des renseignements personnels tels que votre adresse électronique ou votre numéro de téléphone ou des renseignements personnels d’une autre personne;
- Si vos commentaires violent les droits d’auteur ou la propriété intellectuelle de quelqu’un d’autre;
- Si vos publications sont de nature commerciale, notamment pour vendre des produits et des services ou pour recruter des adeptes et des abonnés;
- Si vos commentaires sont trop répétitifs, s’ils perturbent la communauté ou s’ils sont des pourriels;
- Si vos commentaires contiennent des renseignements privés, confidentiels ou délicats. Veuillez également noter que cette communauté est francophone et anglophone seulement, et que tout contenu rédigé dans une autre langue pourrait être retiré. Si vous publiez un commentaire qui décrit un effet indésirable quelconque, prière de noter les recommandations suivantes, le présent site Web n’est pas l’endroit indiqué pour discuter de produits individuels ni des effets indésirables d’un médicament. Pour résoudre ce genre de préoccupations, il serait plus approprié de communiquer directement avec le fabricant du produit ou, en cas d’effet indésirable d’un médicament, de communiquer avec Santé Canada au numéro de téléphone sans frais 1 866-234-2345. Si vous croyez avoir subi un effet secondaire ou une réaction quelconque en raison de la prise d’un médicament, vous devez consulter votre médecin, votre pharmacien ou un autre professionnel de la santé immédiatement.

09/21/2023

September is Pain Awareness Month. One in five Canadians live with chronic pain, and are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety and depression. All people with pain in Canada, no matter who they are or where they live, should have equitable access to timely and evidence-based care and support. CBCN has posted many articles and patient stories on pain management, complementary therapies, tips and advice, and firsthand stories about experiencing pain as a breast cancer patient.

Mission The Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) is Canada's leading patient-directed organization of individuals concerned about breast cancer. CBCN strives to voice the views and concerns of breast cancer patients through education, advocacy activities, and the promotion of information sharing.

The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Priority Setting Partnership ( ) is establishing a new research agenda for AYA can...
09/20/2023

The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Priority Setting Partnership ( ) is establishing a new research agenda for AYA cancer in Canada. Make sure your voice is heard - complete the initial survey now (available in EN and FR).
https://buff.ly/3rkQy0O

A study at Memorial University in Newfoundland is seeking between 20 and 30 mothers from across Canada who have undergon...
09/15/2023

A study at Memorial University in Newfoundland is seeking between 20 and 30 mothers from across Canada who have undergone breast cancer diagnosis and treatment while raising dependent children aged 13 and under.

A Sudbury, ON oncologist co-authored a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last month, supporting...
09/14/2023

A Sudbury, ON oncologist co-authored a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last month, supporting findings that some low-risk breast cancer patients could be treated with hormone therapy instead of radiation. In northern Canada and rural areas, traveling for regular radiation treatments can be difficult. Being able to switch to hormone therapy would present easier access to treatment, as well as treating the whole body, not just the breast.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that hormonal therapy is a viable option for patients with a low risk type of breast cancer.

09/12/2023

Health Canada is holding an online consultation to inform the development of the Safe Long-term Care Act. This Act will help support improvements in delivering quality and safe long-term care services across the country. The consultation closes September 21st, 2023.

The federal government is conducting a public online consultation to inform the development of a Safe Long-Term Care Act, a Ministerial commitment.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Network produces a variety of newsletters to provide you with up-to-date and relevant breast ...
09/11/2023

The Canadian Breast Cancer Network produces a variety of newsletters to provide you with up-to-date and relevant breast cancer information. Subscribe today.

CBCN Connected is CBCN’s monthly digital newsletter. It gives updates on CBCN’s activities, educational events, and resources.

A breast cancer diagnosis comes with so many questions and there never seems to be enough time at appointments to have s...
09/08/2023

A breast cancer diagnosis comes with so many questions and there never seems to be enough time at appointments to have some of these questions answered. To help address this, the Canadian Breast Cancer Network has put together a Q&E: Questions and Experts series. In this session, Dr. Tina Hsu, MD FRCPC answers all your questions about navigating a breast cancer diagnosis at an older age. click to register and see how you can submit your own question.

Have all your questions about navigating a breast cancer diagnosis at an older age answered.

Si vous appreniez que vous étiez atteinte d’une maladie incurable, le diriez-vous à vos collègues? Ne penseraient-ils pa...
09/06/2023

Si vous appreniez que vous étiez atteinte d’une maladie incurable, le diriez-vous à vos collègues? Ne penseraient-ils pas que cela vous limiterait dans votre travail? C’est le dilemme auquel Colleen Packer a dû faire face en 2019, lorsqu’elle a appris qu’elle était atteinte d’un cancer du sein métastatique.

Si vous appreniez que vous étiez atteinte d’une maladie incurable, le diriez-vous à vos collègues? Ne penseraient-ils pas que cela vous limiterait dans votre travail?

If you found out that you had a life-limiting illness, would you tell your colleagues at work? If you did, would they th...
09/06/2023

If you found out that you had a life-limiting illness, would you tell your colleagues at work? If you did, would they think you’re less capable of doing your job? That was the dilemma that Colleen Packer, the director of Global Learning at the University of Calgary, faced when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2019.

If you found out that you had a life-limiting illness, would you tell your colleagues at work? If you did, would they think you’re less capable of doing your job?

Geriatric oncology incorporates comprehensive geriatric assessments as part of the provision of care for older cancer pa...
09/05/2023

Geriatric oncology incorporates comprehensive geriatric assessments as part of the provision of care for older cancer patients. By pairing insights from geriatrics with oncology, care can expand from age-based treatments to individualized treatment programs. If you are over the age of 65, your treatment and care decisions may require different considerations than for younger women.

Statistically, a senior woman with breast cancer is defined as a person who has been diagnosed at 65 or older.

Our Educational Events page features various breast cancer events that may be of interest to you. Learn more about these...
09/01/2023

Our Educational Events page features various breast cancer events that may be of interest to you. Learn more about these and other upcoming educational events in September.

CBCN regularly hosts events including educational forums for both breast cancer patients and their caregivers, patient advocacy training workshops, educational retreats, and online webinars on a variety of topics.

CBCN is looking for story submissions from people living with a breast cancer diagnosis as well as a disability. Living ...
08/31/2023

CBCN is looking for story submissions from people living with a breast cancer diagnosis as well as a disability. Living with a disability can present its own challenges every day. Being diagnosed with breast cancer brings an entirely different set of challenges that people living with a disability have to find ways to accommodate that can be very different from non-disabled people. Please consider sharing your story to help spread awareness and support others who may be facing the same challenges.

Our Voices is a place for breast cancer patients to share their experiences in their own words and to inspire others. We also share weekly blog on all various breast cancer related topics.

A breast cancer diagnosis comes with so many questions and there never seems to be enough time at appointments to have s...
08/30/2023

A breast cancer diagnosis comes with so many questions and there never seems to be enough time at appointments to have some of these questions answered. To help address this, the Canadian Breast Cancer Network has put together a Q&E: Questions and Experts series. In this session, Dr. Anna Wilkinson, FP, GPO answers all your questions about post-treatment and survivorship care.

Have all your questions about post-treatment and survivorship care answered.

Quand j’ai appris que j’avais un cancer du sein, j’ai été sous le choc et le temps s’est arrêté… jusqu’à ce que la réali...
08/29/2023

Quand j’ai appris que j’avais un cancer du sein, j’ai été sous le choc et le temps s’est arrêté… jusqu’à ce que la réalité de ma situation me rattrape. J’ai commencé alors à vivre dans le passé. Je m’y suis littéralement plongée afin de comprendre pourquoi cette maladie me touchait, moi, alors que personne dans ma famille ne l’avait eue. Et alors que je naviguais dans ce passé brumeux, je me posais des questions sur la signification du cancer. De mon cancer. Les médecins me disaient que le cancer du sein pouvait toucher n’importe qui, mais je voulais analyser mon passé pour comprendre pourquoi cette tumeur potentiellement mortelle et non sollicitée s’était développée en moi. J’en avais besoin.

J’ai commencé alors à vivre dans le passé. Je m’y suis littéralement plongée afin de comprendre pourquoi cette maladie me touchait, moi, alors que personne dans ma famille ne l’avait eue.

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer I was in shock, so naturally time felt like it stood still…until the reali...
08/29/2023

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer I was in shock, so naturally time felt like it stood still…until the reality of my diagnosis settled in and took over. That’s when I started living in the past, literally, because I dove deep into it, searching for a reason why I had cancer while no one else in my family did. Wading backwards through this murky passage, I questioned the meaning of cancer. My cancer. Despite my oncology team telling me breast cancer is random, I took inventory of my every life-stage. I was searching for, needed a reason for, why I had an unwanted and potentially life-threatening tumour living inside my body.

That’s when I started living in the past, literally, because I dove deep into it, searching for a reason why I had cancer while no one else in my family did.

A study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research found that in the short term, drinking alcohol did not contribute ...
08/28/2023

A study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research found that in the short term, drinking alcohol did not contribute to an elevated risk of breast cancer recurrence after a diagnosis. Alcohol use is thought to increase breast cancer risk because it raises a woman’s levels of estrogen and acetaldehyde, which are two known breast cancer risk factors.

A Kaiser Permanente study provides new information that may help oncologists answer the question: Is it safe for me to drink alcohol?

As we approach cold and flu season, CBCN is looking for input about how medical advances in COVID-19 treatments have imp...
08/25/2023

As we approach cold and flu season, CBCN is looking for input about how medical advances in COVID-19 treatments have impacted your cancer care. How well prepared do you feel to manage COVID-19 this year? How have new treatments such as over-the counter medicines for COVID-19 impacted your cancer care?

Breast cancer dragon boat racing began in Vancouver, BC in 1996 as a research project headed by Dr. Don McKenzie, a spor...
08/24/2023

Breast cancer dragon boat racing began in Vancouver, BC in 1996 as a research project headed by Dr. Don McKenzie, a sports medicine physician at the University of British Columbia. He wanted to challenge the view held at the time that breast cancer survivors should avoid strenuous upper body excercise for fear of developing lymphedema. Not only did his volunteer paddlers not develop lymphedema, they were healthier, more fit, happier, and wanted to continue. They realised dragon boat paddling could become a means of raising breast cancer awareness and show that survivors could lead normal lives. This research led to the creation of the International Breast Cancer Paddler's Commission, and Canada now has 41 breast cancer dragon boat teams across the country. Learn how to start your own team by visiting the IBCPC website, or look up local teams in your area to join in.

Welcome to IBCPC's official website. The IBCPC is an international organisation whose mandate is to encourage the establishment of breast cancer dragon boat teams, within the framework of participation and inclusiveness.

Scandaleuse Photography, sponsored by Pink Ribbon Boutique, is hosting a contest to gift a bo***ir shoot to a breast can...
08/22/2023

Scandaleuse Photography, sponsored by Pink Ribbon Boutique, is hosting a contest to gift a bo***ir shoot to a breast cancer and/or mastectomy survivor. F***y and Juliette use their skills to help women who are dealing with breast cancer to feel confident and beautiful in their body. The winner must either be in the GTA or willing to travel to Toronto for the shoot.

Reconnect with your sensuality, capture your badass side with grace and pride and inspire others along the way! This bo***ir shoot represents a beautiful way to embrace and celebrate your strength, your body, your scars, and turning your story into a powerful testament of beauty.

From loss of income, to travel expenses, childcare and costs of treatment to name a few, cancer can be detrimental to yo...
08/18/2023

From loss of income, to travel expenses, childcare and costs of treatment to name a few, cancer can be detrimental to your financial stability. This navigation tool can help you find sources of financial assistance to offset the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis. You will find programs at the national and provincial level that either provide income support or in-kind services to help ease the impact this disease can have on your everyday life.

The FinancialNavigator tool can help you find sources of financial assistance to offset the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis. Use the search filters to search our database of financial resources.

08/17/2023

Care without delays is extremely important, especially for women diagnosed with TNBC. A recent study demonstrated worse overall survival outcomes for TNBC patients who paused radiation treatment for 2 or more days. By the cutoff date of 15 missed days, the risk of death had increased to 27%.

Read a plain language summary of a study showing that pausing radiation for triple-negative breast cancer for even two days led to worse survival.

08/16/2023

On September 1st, Dr. Sandeep Sehdev, MD FRCPC, hosts a patient education webinar devoted to the latest Advancements in Care for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. Dr. Sedhev will discuss the latest information about new and emerging treatment for all sub-types of early-stage breast cancer, particularly for those who may be at a higher risk of recurrence; and information from the latest clinical trial data for all sub-types of early-stage breast cancer.
https://buff.ly/47ChVUi

In May 2021, The Dr. Susan Love Foundation, one of the top breast cancer research organizations in the United States, an...
08/15/2023

In May 2021, The Dr. Susan Love Foundation, one of the top breast cancer research organizations in the United States, announced that every year, August 18th would be known as World Breast Cancer Research Day. This week, CBCN gives some background on Dr. Love, her accomplishments and passion for women's healthcare, as well as a look at some of the milestones in breast cancer research and history.

In May 2021, The Dr. Susan Love Foundation, one of the top breast cancer research organizations in the United States, announced that every year, August 18th would be known as World Breast Cancer Research Day.

En mai 2021, la Dr. Susan Love Foundation, l’un des organismes de recherche sur le cancer du sein les plus importants au...
08/15/2023

En mai 2021, la Dr. Susan Love Foundation, l’un des organismes de recherche sur le cancer du sein les plus importants aux États-Unis, a déclaré le 18 août comme Journée mondiale de la recherche sur le cancer du sein. Cette semaine, le RCCS donne un aperçu de la Dre Love, de ses réalisations et de sa passion pour les soins de santé des femmes, ainsi qu'un aperçu de certains des jalons de la recherche et de l'histoire du cancer du sein.

En mai 2021, la Dr. Susan Love Foundation, l’un des organismes de recherche sur le cancer du sein les plus importants aux États-Unis, a déclaré le 18 août comme Journée mondiale de la recherche sur le cancer du sein.

Did you know you can order print copies of many of our online resources? Handbooks, newly diagnosed guides, and breast h...
08/11/2023

Did you know you can order print copies of many of our online resources? Handbooks, newly diagnosed guides, and breast health infographics are some of the resources we offer in print. CBCN offers these print resources at no cost to you.

CBCN has produced resources on a wide variety of breast cancer issues: everything from access to medications and drug costs to metastatic breast cancer.

On July 21, 2023, Ontario began including a notification for women having routine mammograms of their breast density, us...
08/09/2023

On July 21, 2023, Ontario began including a notification for women having routine mammograms of their breast density, using a categorization system. Dense breasts are common and normal, but can increase the risk of cancer and make it harder to detect cancer on a mammogram. You may need additional screening if you have dense breast tissue. Women will be told their density category: A, B, C, or D in the results letter mailed to them.

Roughly 40% of Canadian women, meaning about 3 million women, have what is known as “dense breasts.”

We're looking for story submissions from black women with breast cancer. Statistically, black women are more likely to g...
08/03/2023

We're looking for story submissions from black women with breast cancer. Statistically, black women are more likely to get TNBC, experience poorer breast cancer health outcomes, and face inequalities in the healthcare system. By sharing your story with our community, you help bring awareness to and advocate for more equitable healthcare.

Our Voices is a place for breast cancer patients to share their experiences in their own words and to inspire others. We also share weekly blog on all various breast cancer related topics.

La neutropénie est une maladie causée par un taux anormalement faible de neutrophiles, un type de globules blancs. La ca...
08/02/2023

La neutropénie est une maladie causée par un taux anormalement faible de neutrophiles, un type de globules blancs. La cause la plus commune de neutropénie lorsque l’on a un cancer du sein est la chimiothérapie, même si d’autres types de traitements médicamenteux contre le cancer peuvent en être également la cause. La neutropénie fébrile survient lorsqu’une personne atteinte de neutropénie connaît un épisode de fièvre. La fièvre est souvent le premier signe d’une infection et les risques de complication d’une infection sont accrus chez les personnes dont le taux de neutrophiles est très faible.

La cause la plus commune de neutropénie lorsque l’on a un cancer du sein est la chimiothérapie, même si d’autres types de traitements médicamenteux contre le cancer peuvent en être également la cause.

Neutropenia is a condition caused by lower-than-normal amounts of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell. The most comm...
08/02/2023

Neutropenia is a condition caused by lower-than-normal amounts of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell. The most common cause of neutropenia during breast cancer treatment is chemotherapy, though other types of cancer medicine can also cause it. Neutropenia with a fever, or febrile neutropenia, can put you at a higher risk of infections, which is one of the most serious complications of chemotherapy. Not everyone who has chemotherapy develops neutropenia, and the symptoms and how severe they are can vary.

The most common cause of neutropenia during breast cancer treatment is chemotherapy, though other types of cancer medicine can also cause it.

Our Educational Events page features various breast cancer events that may be of interest to you. Learn more about these...
08/01/2023

Our Educational Events page features various breast cancer events that may be of interest to you. Learn more about these and other upcoming educational events in August.

CBCN regularly hosts events including educational forums for both breast cancer patients and their caregivers, patient advocacy training workshops, educational retreats, and online webinars on a variety of topics.

Le Réseau canadien du cancer du sein est fier de présenter sa nouvelle trousse numérique d'oncologie de précision pour l...
07/31/2023

Le Réseau canadien du cancer du sein est fier de présenter sa nouvelle trousse numérique d'oncologie de précision pour les patientes atteintes du cancer du sein, maintenant disponible en français. Cette boîte à outils contient toutes les informations dont vous avez besoin pour comprendre ce qu'est l'oncologie de précision et son importance pour l'avenir du traitement et de la recherche sur le cancer du sein. La boîte à outils contient également un guide de plaidoyer détaillé, décrivant les façons dont vous, en tant que patiente atteinte d'un cancer du sein, pouvez plaider en faveur du changement et de la sensibilisation à l'oncologie de précision au Canada.

This toolkit contains all the information you need to understand what precision oncology is, and how important it is for the future of breast cancer treatment and research.

PatientPath is CBCN's tool to help you better understand what your next steps may look like. This tool allows you to fil...
07/28/2023

PatientPath is CBCN's tool to help you better understand what your next steps may look like. This tool allows you to filter information about breast cancer that is unique to you. We will ask you a series of questions that will tailor information, resources, and a general treatment plan. Not all experiences may follow this exact path and you may or may not have all the tests or treatments we outline within. We hope this pathway will give you a general understanding of the process and possible standard categories that you can discuss with your healthcare team.

PatientPath is a navigational tool for breast cancer patients that helps guide them through their diagnosis.

CBCN's Breast Cancer Connection is an informative, conversation-based podcast. Designed for patients and caregivers alik...
07/27/2023

CBCN's Breast Cancer Connection is an informative, conversation-based podcast. Designed for patients and caregivers alike, Breast Cancer Connection breaks down complex terms and topics through meaningful discussion with expert voices. It provides helpful information, resources, and authentic stories for those touched by breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Connection is an informative, conversation-based podcast designed for patients and caregivers alike. It breaks down complex terms and topics through meaningful discussion with expert voices.

The Toronto General Hospital Research Institute  is looking for patient participants for a telephone interview about pre...
07/26/2023

The Toronto General Hospital Research Institute is looking for patient participants for a telephone interview about preferences and rationale for different labels for low-risk cancer. This study hopes to identify ideal ways to name and discuss abnormal cells by asking patients and doctors about the names they prefer for abnormal cells of the breast, cervix, bladder or prostate discovered during biopsies.

Comme beaucoup de femmes qui ont eu un cancer du sein à qui l’on prescrit du tamoxifène pendant cinq ans, on m’avait pré...
07/25/2023

Comme beaucoup de femmes qui ont eu un cancer du sein à qui l’on prescrit du tamoxifène pendant cinq ans, on m’avait prévenue que je pouvais avoir des effets indésirables dus au médicament, comme des douleurs aux articulations, de la sécheresse vaginale et de constantes nausées. En revanche, personne ne m’avait parlé de la possibilité de développer une dermatomycose. Grâce à mon expérience au Rwanda et à mon expérience avec les bouffées de chaleur, je sais maintenant que c’est la sueur qui est en cause.

La première fois que j’ai découvert une tache ronde rose et au pourtour blanc de la taille d’un abricot sur ma peau — environ un pouce en dessous de mon sein gauche, sur le côté, c’était pendant un voyage professionnel de trois semaines au Rwanda.

Like many women, post breast cancer surgery and treatment, who are handed a five-year Tamoxifen prescription, I was warn...
07/25/2023

Like many women, post breast cancer surgery and treatment, who are handed a five-year Tamoxifen prescription, I was warned that I may experience some of the chemo-laced drug’s side effects such as joint pain, vaginal dryness and ongoing nausea, yet no one breathed a word about the potential for ringworm. I know now, thanks to my Rwandan experience, along with my perpetual and oscillating state of being damp and/or thoroughly soaking wet, that sweat was the culprit.

The first time I discovered an apricot-sized white ring with a flesh-pink centre on my skin—located about an inch below and to the side of my left breast—was during a three-week work assignment in Rwanda.

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed a breast implant that is designed to change size to better fit ...
07/24/2023

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed a breast implant that is designed to change size to better fit the breast cavity after a mastectomy. The implants can also release chemotherapy drugs to aid in reducing the chances of breast cancer recurrence.

In a first for 4D printing, researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have created personalised ‘smart’ implants for breast cancer management.

07/21/2023

To date there is little data on the sexual and reproductive health outcomes among adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer as most cancer treatments are aimed at keeping people alive rather than considering post-treatment quality of life. The University of British Columbia wishes to carry out confidential online focus groups with AYA cancer patients on their experiences of sexual and reproductive health. They are especially interested in hearing from a diverse group of participants!

Qualtrics sophisticated online survey software solutions make creating online surveys easy. Learn more about Research Suite and get a free account today.

Recommencer à faire des rencontres amoureuses après avoir eu un cancer du sein est un choix personnel. Même si les exper...
07/18/2023

Recommencer à faire des rencontres amoureuses après avoir eu un cancer du sein est un choix personnel. Même si les experts en relations amoureuses s’accordent à dire que les personnes ayant survécu à un cancer ne devraient pas avoir plus de problèmes à rencontrer du monde que celles n’ayant jamais eu de cancer, les changements physiques et psychologiques qui peuvent survenir en nous pourraient nous faire douter de nos capacités et nous poser des questions.

L’idée de recommencer à faire des rencontres amoureuses après avoir eu un cancer du sein peut susciter de la nervosité ou de l’excitation.

Deciding when to start dating after a cancer diagnosis is a personal choice. The thought of dating after a breast cancer...
07/18/2023

Deciding when to start dating after a cancer diagnosis is a personal choice. The thought of dating after a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment might make you nervous or excited. While relationship experts suggest that cancer survivors should not have more problems finding a date than people who are not cancer survivors, the physical and emotional changes you may have experienced might cause you to question things.

The thought of dating after a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment might make you nervous or excited. It may also reawaken or increase emotional responses you had at diagnosis or during treatment.

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Check out their post below to listen to the latest episode with Dr. Karen Fergus.

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It’s National Indigenous History Month. During this month, Canadians are invited to celebrate and learn about the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples across Canada.

Today, we invite you to learn more about Indigenous Traditional Healing. Canadian Breast Cancer Network - CBCN shares that “Indigenous Traditional Healing is a holistic practice that aims to treat imbalances in a person’s body, mind, emotions, and spirit together.”

Like many of the modalities that NHPC members practise, Traditional Indigenous Healing aims to improve the health of each individual.

Let’s learn about a few of these practices:

🌿 Smudging is a ceremony that intends to cleanse a person or a place of negativity. Sacred herbs or resins are ignited in a bowl and then the flames are blown out. The remaining smoke is wafted throughout the room or around the individual. The ashes are thought to contain the negative feelings.
💧 Sweat lodges occur inside a dome-shaped structure. Steam is created using hot stones, fire, and water. This is a purifying ceremony created to help sweat out toxins and promote healing.
⭕ Healing circles begin with a group gathering in a circle to discuss problems they are facing and offer support to each other. A talking stick is used to allow each individual the opportunity to speak without interruption. Individuals may present their thoughts and feelings, and in turn receive support from the group.

For more about Traditional Indigenous Healing and National Indigenous History Month, discover these resources:

➡️ https://cbcn.ca/en/blog/our-stories/Indigenous-Traditional-Healing
➡️ https://cancer.ca/en/treatments/complementary-therapies/aboriginal-traditional-healing
➡️ https://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do/health-system/traditional-wellness-and-healing
➡️ https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1621447127773/1621447157184

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Hi: As a breast cancer survivor I wanted to write a little something to let people know exactly what I have been experiencing while trying to get my third COVID shot(booster).

Aside going through breast cancer(at the age of 28 going on 29) I have also had lymph nodes removed in both my arms.

As most people know anyone who has lymph nodes removed in both arms (as in my case) is not allowed to receive needles in the arms at all.

After being turned away twice while trying to get my third COVID shot(booster) I eventually reached a point where I finally said "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Both times it was the Middlesex London Health Unit who refused me and basically said "SORRY CAN'T HELP YOU" as their policy states they are only allowed to give needles in the arms.

What really stopped me in my tracks was something a supervisor who was working at one of the COVID clinics told me.

She let it slip that the Middlesex London Health Unit had to turn someone else away who had a UNIQUE SITUATION in that they had no arms.

All this person wanted was to be treated fairly and given the COVID shot elsewhere in the body(leg, butt etc.)

Just like me this person was also told "SORRY CAN'T HELP YOU".

As I said to my Mom I can't even imagine for one minute what the person with no arms felt like after being refused.

I should mention that in the midst of all this I took it upon myself to reach out to my oncologist who was kind enough to write a letter clearly explaining that I could only receive needles in my thigh.

In my mind I thought by walking into the COVID clinic with a letter in my hand would automatically bring about a different outcome(BOY WAS I WRONG)

I definitely owe a BIG THANK YOU to the wonderful people at the London Health Science Center who were the first ones to run the COVID clinic when the pandemic began.

If it wasn't for them I would never have been able to receive my first and second COVID shots.

To say I'm FRUSTERATED with the Middlesex London Health Unit as well as the Ontario Ministry Of Health is putting things mildly.

I can't wrap my head around the idea that it has become acceptable practice to turn people away simply because they have UNIQUE SITUATIONS in that they can't receive needles in their arms.

When I finally reached my tipping point I decided the best course of action was to start contacting my MPP's in the hopes they would be willing to advocate on my behalf.

Thanks to my local MPP's office they were able to connect with someone at the Middlesex London Health Unit.

I was very grateful for the help my MPP'S office gave me as I finally received a call letting me know the dates a doctor would be available to give me my COVID shot.

The reason I felt compelled to share this was because I wanted to make sure nobody would ever have to go through what I went through.

As they say "KNOWELDGE IS POWER"
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