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5 Myths About Clinical Trials for Cancer Treatment

August 18, 2021 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Find out why clinical trials for cancer treatment are so important. Take a look at these 5 common myths… And make sure YOU know the truth! So you can make the most educated decision about your cancer care. Here we go… MYTH #1: Clinical trials are inferior to standard care. TRUTH: Any clinical trial for cancer will have benefits greater than standard care. In reality, clinical trials for cancer actually provide patients with superior imaging, molecular testing, advanced chemotherapy, and surgery protocols, compared to those offered in public or standard medical facilities! And the drug being tested in a clinical trial has already gone through rigorous testing to demonstrate that it is superior to standard treatment – and should, therefore, be the preferred choice for...
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The 2 Main Factors in Cancer Treatment Success…

August 11, 2021 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What Sarah learned about cancer treatment success, the hard way… “How do I reach the people who actually need to hear this now?” Sarah is frustrated.  Really frustrated… For over 20 years, she worked in the healthcare system. She saw first-hand the disorganization, the misplaced files, the budgetary cuts. It wasn’t anyone’s fault directly – it’s just the nature of a giant, slow-moving bureaucratic system… A system that both Sarah and I are deeply grateful for, despite its shortcomings. We both know that we are beyond lucky to live in Canada and to be able to benefit from our healthcare system. And… Like me, Sarah definitely had an insider’s insight into the challenges that occur when there’s not enough budget and too little time. Still,...
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Clinical Trials for Cancer – Should You Do It?

August 4, 2021 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Why clinical trials for cancer are an excellent way to access leading-edge treatment “Should I participate in a clinical trial for cancer treatment?” I hear this question from most of the patients we work with, at one point or another, during their cancer care.  It’s so essential that you are familiar with clinical trials and how they can help you! Clinical trials have been truly life-saving for many of our patients…  By allowing them to access the exact right, leading-edge drug for their cancer, in a timely manner – and, for free! 🙌 But… There is one key thing that will make or break your success with clinical trials: You must know which clinical trial is right for you! That’s why our cancer expert, Alex...
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How Lisa Avoided Chemo…and Got the RIGHT Treatment!

July 28, 2021 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

And how you may be able to avoid chemo, too… Seven years ago, Lisa’s life changed forever.  She and her husband were living on Vancouver Island in a lovely home they’d built together. They were living their middle-aged years in style… Playing music together, gardening, cooking, and heading out to the local jazz clubs for fun. Lisa worked as an assistant at a law firm – a job she enjoyed. Her office had an excellent work culture, which she appreciated. Life was good. Until Lisa found a lump in her breast, driving home from work one day. “I just got a shooting pain and put my hand there and felt it right away. There was no warning.” The next morning, she went to her doctor. ...
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Do You NEED to Spend Money on Cancer Care?

July 21, 2021 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Is it really, truly necessary to spend money on cancer care? Why can’t you get everything you need through public healthcare? And why aren’t the very best diagnostics and cancer treatments covered in Canada? If anything is a hot topic in cancer care, it’s THIS. 💰 And it makes me sad! In an ideal world, no one should need to think about money when it comes to their health… Especially with something as serious and challenging as cancer. It’s honestly really messed up that money plays a role in this. And yet… The lesson that I keep learning about healthcare is: We must deal with the reality of the way things are NOW, first, in order to have a chance at changing them in the...
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Watch our Free Cancer Advocacy Webinar

July 14, 2021 10:00 am Published by 1 Comment

By now, you probably know that we love to empower cancer patients and their loved ones. It’s really, ultimately, what we do here at Cancer Treatment Options and Management (or, as we like to say, C-TOAM). That’s why I made this cancer advocacy webinar for you… It’s all about the realities of our healthcare system and how you can advocate for better cancer care. Plus, I pull back the curtain on our step-by-step roadmap for 7 new ways to beat cancer. This is the same system that CTOAM’s Research Scientist, Alex Rolland, has used to prepare treatment plans for oncologists at renowned treatment centres and hospitals all over the world! (Including The Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and MD Anderson.) I’ll show you how we do...
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Why Cancer Expert, Alex Rolland, Fights for YOU!

July 7, 2021 10:00 am Published by 1 Comment

No matter how you slice it, cancer expert Alex Rolland is the reason that CTOAM exists. And it’s important that you know why. Because we’re doing something at CTOAM that literally no one else is doing.  It’s very outside-the-box. And it’s a wholehearted effort. Our team is driven by a passion that runs deeper than any of the daily challenges we encounter… A devotion to help cancer patients. And at the core of that devotion is Alex.  Uncovering the Realities of Standard Cancer Care Way back over 30 years ago, Alex started his cancer research career. He was completing his Ph.D Studies at one of the top cancer research facilities in North America – the British Columbia Cancer Agency and The Terry Fox Lab. Alex had first arrived...
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Does Intermittent Fasting Prevent Cancer?

June 30, 2021 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Does intermittent fasting prevent cancer? You might’ve heard the term swirling around recently… Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity in the past few years – not just for weight control, but for longevity and overall health.  But does it help to prevent, or treat, cancer? That’s the big question that you probably want to know. Here’s what our cancer expert, Alex Rolland, has to say about intermittent fasting and its impact on cancer… First of all, what IS intermittent fasting? Generally speaking, intermittent fasting implies a) a reduction of your usual caloric intake by about two thirds and b) eating within a finite period of time during the day and fasting for the other period.  For example, a common ratio (and one that has been...
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From Coma to Complete Remission: Kayleigh’s Incredible Story

June 23, 2021 10:00 am Published by 1 Comment

Is complete remission really possible when you’re stage IV? With precision oncology, yes! “We got a call from my oncologist saying that I had a complete response to my treatment – that was probably the best day of my life.” In April 2021, Kayleigh achieved complete remission from a rare form of blood cancer. But, you should know… Kayleigh and her husband, Cassidy, had been through hell before Kayleigh was able to finally get the treatment she needed. Standard care had taken WAY too long to diagnose her rare form of lymphoma.  The Worst Case Scenario… They were in dire straights: Kayleigh was in a life-threatening coma.  Cassidy was terrified, frantically researching any and all options that could save his wife’s life. He’d quickly realized...
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Do You Need a Second Opinion?

June 16, 2021 10:00 am Published by 1 Comment

Your time is precious, so I won’t beat around the bush. The answer is… YES! You 100%, absolutely, positively need a second opinion. Cancer is not a simple disease. And there are many different approaches to treating it…and new strategies are coming out all the time. What your oncologist tells you is the best treatment plan is – almost always – NOT the whole story. You almost always have more options beyond what standard care can give you. It’s up to YOU to decide if you’re going to demand the best care… Or if you’re going to settle for the first answer you get. Still not convinced? CTOAM’s cancer expert, Alex Rolland, explains why a second opinion is so important for all cancer patients…and why...
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