Month: December 2015

Top Social Media Stories of 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

This year, the Alberta Cancer Foundation shared a number of important stories from Alberta and beyond. In no particular order, we’re recapping our most popular social media stories of 2015 as chosen by your likes, comments, clicks and shares. Empathy Cards When a loved one hears the words “you have cancer,” it can be difficult … Read More

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Creating More Moments

Thursday, December 17, 2015

This is Kimberley. She is a personal trainer, a marathon runner and a loving aunt. She also has cancer. In early 2015, while training for a marathon that would qualify her for the legendary Boston Marathon, Kimberley visited her doctor for a calf injury, a common concern among runners. During the appointment, she asked her … Read More

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Drugs prevent heart damage during breast cancer treatment, study shows

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Heart medication taken in combination with chemotherapy reduces the risk of serious cardiovascular damage in patients with early-stage breast cancer, according to results from a new landmark clinical trial.Existing research has shown some cancer therapies such as Herceptin greatly improve survival rates for early-stage breast cancer, but come with a fivefold risk of heart failure—a devastating condition as life-threatening as the cancer itself.

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