Special Series: You've Got Cancer. Now What?
Published Monday, October 25, 2010 4:47PM EDT
Monday Oct. 18th
Dr. Marla Shapiro: You've been diagnosed. Suggestions on dealing with diagnosis and your doctor.
Read Dr. Marla's blog: Having walked this mile, I have been on both sides of this examining table. Here are some of the lessons I learned along my journey and wrote about in my book "Life in the Balance: My Journey with Breast Cancer."
Tuesday Oct. 19th
Living with Cancer : We profile Aleisha Hunter, Canada's youngest breast cancer survivor, at dance class and at home, and interview her surgeon. She had a mastectomy at age 3. She is now 4. Read full story.
- ACCOUNT FOR ALEISHA:
- Name: Melanie Hunter (Mom)
- Transit #: 01622
- Account #: 5035027
- People can contribute at any RBC branch
Facts about Childhood Cancer:
- There are about 10,000 children living with cancer in Canada today.
- Each year, about 1500 cases are diagnosed
- Because of significant advances in therapy, 78% of these children will survive 5 years or more, an increase of almost 46% since the early 1960s
More info at the Childhood Cancer Foundation
Breast Cancer Documentary: Profiling young women struggling with breast cancer. Click here for more information about the documentary.
Wednesday Oct. 20th
Support Systems: We look at some examples of what services are available to cancer patients. Below is a list of links related to cancer support systems. You can also click here for more detailed explanations of services for all cancer patients.
- Caring Voices
- Look Good Feel Better
- Rethink Breast Cancer
- Nanny Angel Network
- American Cancer Society
- American Institute for Cancer Research Online
- B.C. Cancer Agency
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Cancer Care Ontario
- Cancer.gov Cancer Information
- University Health Network – Health Information
Thursday Oct. 21st
Struggling with Cancer. Living with cancer has many challenges, including balancing your health and the welfare of your family. We'll meet Maria, diagnosed with throat cancer that spread and we'll hear about what helps her stay incredibly positive.
Friday Oct. 22nd
Palliative Care: We look at the unique services of palliative care – and when you should get these services
Read Canada AM's senior control room producer Jen MacLean's compelling personal account about coping with cancer, and the help she received along the way.
- Living Lessons -- Campaign and resources
- CHPCA Marketplace
- CHPCA Directory of Services
- Health Canada palliative services
- Hospice Toronto