Month: September 2014

Spotlight on Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It has been a year since I started in my position as a pediatric, adolescent and young adult oncologist in Edmonton. The area of adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology is a relatively new sub-specialty. It was born from concerns being raised that the cancer survival rates for the AYA population were not improving to … Read More

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Nutrition and Cancer: What’s the Link?

Friday, September 12, 2014

It has been suggested that about one-third of all cancers can be prevented by eating well, being active, and maintaining a healthy body weight. In other words, if we all strive to lead the healthy lifestyle described above, we can prevent one out of every three cancer patients from ever having to endure the struggles … Read More

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Obturate: To close or block up

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I thought I’d start this post with a definition of a word that you’ve probably never heard before. Obturate: To close or block up For some people with head and neck cancer, they know this word very well. With a little spin on the end of it. I’ll get to that in a bit. But … Read More

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