We can all agree: having cancer is really hard!
When you get a diagnosis of cancer, everything – and nothing – changes.
I mean…life still goes on around you: you still need to pay the bills, weed the garden, make dinner, do the dishes and call your sister.
But inside, your life is forever changed. You will never again take life for granted.
You’re being forced to go on a mission you did not ask for, a journey you’d much prefer not to take. But here you are.
And while you might not be sure just what to do, you are sure that how you handle this next phase of your life – how you make decisions this next few months alone – will make all the difference to how your journey ends.
But what are the “right” decisions, and how can you know for sure?
A diagnosis of cancer is overwhelming enough…without the added confusion of trying to figure out what is the best option for you.
But you just feel stuck.
There are so many scam treatments and so much basic misinformation too.
You’re no slouch in the brain department but you’re no cancer expert either.
Where do you begin?
Right now, perhaps, more than ever before in your life, you need a place to access expert advice, support and guidance.
Welcome to our education, advocacy and support community!
You need a place you can feel safe, people you can trust, and information you can actually use, with your oncologists support, to improve your quality of life now and give you a longer, healthier life down the road.
In this community, we are going to do our best to give you all of those things and more.
Whether you are a cancer patient or patient advocate, you are welcome here.
This space is here for YOU, to give you the support you need.
Who this group is for:
- Cancer patients
- Cancer survivors
- Family members
- Friends and loved ones
- Doctors and oncologists
- Patient and community advocates
How you can use this group:
- Please feel free to just read and gather information; there’s no pressure to participate
- If you want to be more involved, you’re welcome to comment on posts and share your experience.
- How can you tell what’s a real possibility and what’s just false hope or a waste of time and money?
- And once you figure that out, how do you make it happen?
- You can ask questions about your type of cancer, about the best way to advocate for what you need, and any questions about any aspect of your experience of cancer care in general.
Our co-founders, Cancer Expert Alexander Rolland and Michelle Morand, Counsellor and Educator, started CTOAM (Cancer Treatment Options and Management Inc.) over 10 years ago, to help cancer patients get more rapid access to better care.
We are here to help in any way we can.on November 30, 2020