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Apr 25 2017

Be inspired by Pam and Susan. Sponsor their walk!

Posted in: Exercises, Fundraising,

  Be inspired by Pam and Susan! Sponsor Pam's walk in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge during Tamarack Race Weekend - May 27th! I’ve run in this particular race a few times, but never as a fundraiser.  I feel it is a great way to give back to OICC after all the support I receive from them every week.  The OICC has helped me in numerous ways, giving me hope after those horrible words “you have stage four cancer” were spoken out loud.&nbs...

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Apr 25 2017

Join World Champion Curler Craig Savill - half marathon May 28th!

Posted in: Exercises, Fundraising,

Join Craig Savill for his half marathon run on May 28th in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge during Tamarack Race Weekend! Race day will mark 1 year and 2 days since my last Chemo treatment.  Although I had to give up my bib last year, nothing will stop me from completing at this year's Half. Team Savill donations will be going to the OICC which helped me with my battle against Hodgkins Lymphoma. RUN WITH CRAIG OR SPONSOR TEAM SAVILL!     H...

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Apr 20 2017

What if Death is Not a Failure?

Posted in: Mind-body-medicine,

What if Death is Not a Failure? By Anne Pitman, OICC Care Coordinator & Facilitator. Having worked with cancer, both professionally and personally over the last 15 years, I’ve spent thousands of hours with people diagnosed with cancer.  Most have recovered and are now only in the shadow of that diagnosis.  Some have died. It's hard to talk about dying and death.  Seems especially hard after a diagnosis.  Yet, much of the anxiety present earl...

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Mar 12 2017

Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer - Help or Harm?

Posted in: Research,

Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer - Help or Harm? By Dr. Monique Aucoin, ND. In 2013, you may have seen some striking headlines about fish oil that made it into the popular media. Statements like “Link between omega‑3 fatty acids and increased prostate cancer confirmed” in Science Daily, and “Men who take omega‑3 supplements at 71% higher risk of prostate cancer” in the New York Daily News. This was quite alarming to members of the public wh...

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Mar 12 2017

Exercise for People with Cancer: Evidence Based Recommendations

Posted in: Exercises,

Exercise for People with Cancer: Evidence Based Recommendations. By Julie Ennis, PhD. Few will dispute the power of physical activity to improve overall physical and mental health. It’s challenging, if not impossible, to think of another intervention that has such broad benefits with essentially no negative side effects. More and more health care providers are prescribing exercise for both disease prevention and management. A key element of evidence based healthca...

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Feb 26 2017

Navigating the world of complementary and alternative healthcare information

Posted in: Tips,

    Navigating the world of complementary and alternative healthcare information. By Dr. Ellen McDonell, ND. The internet, television and bookstore host a wealth of health information. Recently, there has been a boom in documentaries, books and blogs on the topic of complementary and alternative medicine for cancer. While some are well written and appropriately researched, others misrepresent information and can lead patients to make potentially dangerou...

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