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Milk and Breast Cancer

By Dr. Ellen Conte (McDonell), ND A recent study found that milk consumption increased the risk of breast cancer.(1) Understandably, this may be worrisome for ...

Myth: Massage therapy is not safe while living with cancer

By: Janet Penny, RMT This long held myth is tenacious and often on the minds of people who are looking for the many benefits that ...

Authenticity is the New Positivity

By: Anne Pitman, OICC Yoga Therapist. Much has been written on how to “survive” cancer.  “Fight the good fight”, and “stay positive” are reflex recommendations ...

Massage Benefits for Patients with Cancer

By: Janet Penny, RMT. After years working as a massage therapist at OICC, there is one thing that continually amazes me: The willingness and perseverance ...

OICC and Cancer Foundation Collaborate on Whole-Person Cancer Care Education

New Integral Healing Program provides cancer patients and families with awareness of whole-person cancer care and complementary medicine benefits. OTTAWA, Ontario – March 26, 2012 – The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) has launched an innovative whole-person cancer-care education program in partnership with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Maplesoft Centre.The “Integral Healing Program: Empowerment on…

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine Opens First Integrative Cancer Centre in Eastern Canada

The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre is a not-for-profit cancer care and research center delivering whole-person cancer care and scientifically grounded, evidence-informed complementary medicine. OTTAWA, Ontario – March 26, 2012 – The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) has opened its doors to provide multi-disciplinary complementary medicine and whole-person care for people with cancer, and to those…

Olympic Silver Medalist Rachelle Viinberg Cuts Ribbon to Officially Open OICC

Great Big Sea’s Murray Foster debuted and dedicated his new song “Open Arms” to patients of the OICC. The OICC is a new cancer care and research centre focused on prevention and improving quality of life for those living with cancer. OTTAWA, October 15, 2012 – The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre  held a ribbon cutting ceremony at…

Patients Increasingly Supplement Treatments with Integrative Therapies

“The Elephant in the Room” – Cancer Patients Increasingly Supplementing Treatment with Integrative Therapies – Practice Still Not Seen as a Mainstream Protocol with Physicians. February 19, 2013 Toronto, Ontario – Integrative health options are increasingly becoming part of the daily health practices of many Canadians. Amongst Canadian cancer patients between 34%-80% of individuals are using…

Sexuality and CAM: Breaking the Taboo of Silence – Taking the Talk on Sexual Intimacy and Cancer Out of the Bedroom

August 15, 2013 Toronto, Ontario – Sex – we all think about it, and in most cases have conflicting feelings about how and where it should be talked about. Cancer diagnosis and treatment can create havoc in people’s lives and can often disrupt their sense of themselves – as healthy, sexual beings. In a culture where…

OICC Launches “Vitality: A Unique Active Lifestyle Program for Cancer Care & Prevention”

Learn how to make exercise a key lifestyle change for cancer prevention and to reduce side effects associated with conventional treatment. January 8, 2014 – Start the New Year off right on January 14th!  Join a unique 3-month exercise and education program to learn how to make simple lifestyle changes that can reduce risk of cancer, and improve…