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A supportive cancer care resource that provides tips from experts, inspirational stories and a forum for connecting with patients and their loved ones.

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Reducing Treatment Fatigue by Eating Well

Posted on October 17th, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a registered dietician,  Wellspring program leader, and as someone who has experienced cancer treatment , Jean LaMantia has much information to share about how eating well can help alleviate treatment-related fatigue. Her overall message is to consume: milk products/calcium (e.g., probiotics, yogurt), fibre (e.g., fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes), fat (e.g., nuts, vegetable… [Read More]

The recently approved Ontario budget offers several financial enhancements for Ontarians who are receiving Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program. In 2012, The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario released its report ‘Brighter Prospects: Transforming Social Assistance in Ontario’ that had over 100 recommendations on how to transform social assistance…. [Read More]

Keeping Motivated

Posted on October 15th, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is well known that exercise produces great benefits for people living with a cancer diagnosis.  However, what many may not know is that once physical activity ends , any benefits that have been received will end as well.  So how can you ensure that you are set up for a long- term commitment to… [Read More]

Cancer and Back at Work

Posted on September 3rd, 2013 | 0 Comments

Research shows approximately 65% of people who have had a cancer journey return to work. Some return with few barriers, others return with struggles. Research has also found there are factors that contribute to a successful return to work, and factors that can lead to a negative return. Factors that contribute to a more successful… [Read More]

Cancer treatment can be a significant challenge for the body. Whether it’s surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or another form of cancer therapy, the body undergoes significant stress while the treatment strives to eradicate and/or control the disease. Like any challenge we face, preparation can be a key component to a successful outcome. Preparing for necessary cancer… [Read More]

Writing to Heal

Posted on August 1st, 2013 | 1 Comment

“Writing regularly fosters resilience – a quality that enables people subjected to difficulties – to thrive despite them. If we write, we become more hopeful.” Research has proven that writing can help us heal. Writing can change our lives. For some, writing is a “fixer”. Time after time, I am witness to huge transformations in… [Read More]

  Written by Jordan Waldman CHS When coverage is needed for individuals with more serious conditions, or who have been declined by a traditional life insurance carrier, many people have turned to non-medical life insurance. We have all seen the commercials, guaranteed coverage, no health questions asked, etc. How can the companies offer this insurance… [Read More]

Written by Jordan Waldman, CHS Life insurance is an investment like no other. It is an investment to protect the financial future of the people around you so they are able to cover the financial burdens while missing a loved one that once supported them financially. When buying life insurance, people must understand that the… [Read More]

Working on Grief and Loss

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 | 3 Comments

Going through a cancer diagnosis and treatment or caring for someone dealing with cancer will stir up feelings of grief and loss. Dealing with the loss of parts of the body, loss of health, being away from work or family, contemplating the loss of your life or anticipating and facing the loss of life of… [Read More]

No one likes pain. The reality is that physical pain is a common occurrence experienced by people who have been diagnosed with cancer.  Depending on the type of diagnosis, cancer patients may experience pain due to cancer-related treatments and/or physical discomfort from the disease itself. Many patients endure short-term acute or severe pain while others… [Read More]