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Cancer Care Ontario Blog
Michael Sherar
Insights & Perspectives

Ontario’s cancer survival rates among the best and getting better

Michael Sherar
Michael SherarPresident & CEO, CCO “Will I live?” When a person is diagnosed with cancer, this is often their first question. A new international study offers ...
Sep 23, 2019
Dr. Leta Forbes
Our Work

Guidelines ensure consistent high-quality care across the province

Dr. Leta Forbes
Dr. Leta Forbes, Medical OncologistProvincial Head, Systemic Treatment ProgramCancer Care OntarioReactions to the injection of certain cancer medications are ...
Sep 23, 2019
Julia A.
Our Work

Connecting care, 24/7

CCO Blog Team
Julia A.When Julia A. attended a patient education session about starting chemotherapy, one of the most important pieces of information she received was the phone ...
Sep 11, 2019
Insights & Perspectives

Ieva and Malcolm: In sickness and in health

CCO Blog Team
When a couple can count their wedding anniversaries in decades, they usually have their relationship pretty well worked out. But as Malcolm and Ieva F. discovered, ...
Aug 26, 2019
Colleen Fox
Our Work

Easing cancer’s burden on mental health

Colleen Fox
In any given year, one in five Canadians will suffer from a mental health problem. For people living with cancer and their families, the risk is significantly ...
Aug 9, 2019
Camille G.
Insights & Perspectives

Camille G.: Using her cancer experience to help others

Camille G.
In 2012, I was diagnosed with cancer. I was 19 years old at the time, just days into my second year of university.Camille G. Patient & Family AdvisorCancer ...
Jul 22, 2019
Kathy Vu
Our Work

Relief available for chemo-induced nausea and vomiting

Kathy Vu
Nausea and vomiting due to cancer treatment are two of the most dreaded side effects of chemotherapy for many patients and their care providers. The good news is ...
Jul 8, 2019
Dr. Catherine Dubé
Our Work

Same place, new test: Ontario launches a new at-home test to check for colorectal cancer

Dr. Catherine Dubé
Dr. Catherine DubéClinical Lead, ColonCancerCheckCancer Care OntarioI recently saw a woman in my practice who had colorectal cancer (commonly called ‘colon’ cancer ...
Jun 21, 2019
Arlene H.
Our Work

Ontario Cancer Plan: A message of hope

Arlene H.
A quick glance at cancer statistics can be quite sobering: Nearly one out of every two people in Ontario will develop cancer in their lifetime, and the number of ...
Jun 17, 2019
Dr. Bill Evans
Insights & Perspectives

Why it’s so important to quit smoking when you have cancer

Dr. Bill Evans
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or had a loved one receive this news, you know that it can be quite overwhelming. There are often multiple clinic visits and ...
May 28, 2019
Dr. Jill Tinmouth and Alethea Kewayosh
Our Partners and the System

Improving cancer screening for Indigenous peoples

Matthew Pariselli
Alethea KewayoshDirector, Indigenous Cancer Control UnitCancer Care OntarioIn February 2019, Alethea Kewayosh, director of the Indigenous Cancer Control Unit at ...
May 14, 2019
Donna Van Allen
Our Partners and the System

Bringing care closer to home

CCO Blog Team
Anyone who has lived with a diagnosis of cancer or has supported a loved one through treatment knows the toll that the illness can carry. Travelling to and from ...
Apr 18, 2019