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Interview with Dr. Razelle Kurzrock: Precision Medicine Expert and CureMatch Co-Founder

Published by on April 6, 2022 | Share your thoughts

Why is Getting the Best Cancer Care SO Hard? Dr. Razelle Kurzrock is regarded as one of the 25 most influential people – in the world! – in the field of Precision Medicine…and CTOAM’s co-founder, Michelle Morand, recently had the privilege of speaking with her. In this powerful discussion, Dr. Kurzrock shares her insights and knowledge on the fundamental things all cancer patients and loved ones need to know about cancer care advancements, and how you can access the most effective diagnostics and treatment available today. It was a true honor for us to be able to sit down with Dr. Kurzrock and pick her brain on all things precision cancer medicine…so that we could then share her wisdom with YOU. This is leading-edge information...
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How to Get the Right Cancer Treatment NOW

Published by on October 27, 2021 | Share your thoughts

How can you access the exact right cancer treatment for your form of cancer? That’s what I’m about to share with you. But first… Allow me to vent, just for a moment. I’m tired of cancer patients coming to us too late. I’m tired of hearing people say, “we wished we’d known about you sooner.” (If you want to avoid this, book a 30-min free call with me now.) Given the amazing success that patients have with our Precision Oncology Program when they finally get the right cancer treatment – and the consequences that cancer patients experience when they don’t know this stuff – it just breaks my heart when folks come to us too late. And…I get it.  You want to trust that your...
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What is Precision Oncology…and When Should You Start Using It?

Published by on October 20, 2021 | Share your thoughts

What is Precision Oncology? And when should you start using it in your cancer care? This is a question I get asked a LOT. Many folks wait until things go from bad to worse to start looking for newer, more effective, evidence-based cancer care options – also known as Precision Oncology. In fact, you may even be asking yourself… What the heck does Michelle actually mean by “Precision Oncology”? In a nutshell, this is what we’re referring to when we talk about Precision Oncology: 🔹 Comprehensive genetic testing: As in, a full panel that looks at at a minimum of 350 genes and, ideally, over 500. And don’t just take the raw test data that some outdated computer program generated for your doctor! If you’re...
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Is Cancer Hereditary? Find Out if Cancer Runs in Your Family

Published by on October 6, 2021 | Share your thoughts

Is cancer hereditary? And, why does cancer happen in younger people?  Those two questions happen to be connected… The general rule of thumb is: If someone develops cancer under the age of 50, there’s a very high chance that it’s caused by cancer-related inherited mutations. Meaning, the person was born with certain mutations and it was really just a matter of time before they developed into cancer.  (Though, if you have cancer-causing inherited mutations, it’s not 100% certain that you will develop cancer at any point in your life. It ultimately comes down to chance and other lifestyle factors.) And…this is why we offer inherited mutation testing! You may or may not know this, but Cancer Treatment Options and Management (CTOAM) also has a sister...
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The Newest Cancer Treatments and How to Get Them – LIVE Webinar Series!

Published by on September 15, 2021 | Share your thoughts

What are the newest cancer treatments? And how can you get them? That’s what I’m about to help you find out! We want to make sure you have all the information and support you need to make sure you get the very best possible treatment and have the greatest chance for a long and healthy life. That’s why our precision oncology expert, Alexander Rolland, and I have put together a series of online seminars to ensure you know what the most current and most beneficial treatment options for your type of cancer are, and – most importantly – how to get them! So I want to invite you to attend one of our upcoming Live Webinar Events! This series is happening each Saturday at 12pm...
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The 2 Main Factors in Cancer Treatment Success…

Published by on August 11, 2021 | Share 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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Watch our Free Cancer Advocacy Webinar

Published by on July 14, 2021 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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From Coma to Complete Remission: Kayleigh’s Incredible Story

Published by on June 23, 2021 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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My Personal Health Crisis

Published by on May 19, 2021 | Share your thoughts

CTOAM Co-Founder Michelle Morand shares her recent personal health crisis – and what cancer patients can learn from it. For three years, I’d been repeatedly visiting my doctor with the same complaint:  I was experiencing a lot of pain, plus the feeling of a mass, in my pelvic area. I had pap tests and x-rays and manual examinations… And each time the doctors told me it was nothing.  Eventually the pain got so bad that I just couldn’t stand to hear someone tell me it was ‘nothing’ anymore. So I finally took matters into my own hands: I shelled out $2,000 for a PET/CT scan to see what was actually going on inside of me… Within 48 hours I had the information I needed (or at...
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PET/CT for Cancer – Explained!

Published by on May 5, 2021 2 Comments

Why is a PET/CT scan for cancer important? If you’ve ever been diagnosed with cancer, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term ‘CT scan’ pop up.  And, if you’re lucky, you’ve also heard a bit about PET/CT scans… But what’s the difference between these two types of imaging?  And why is it that most doctors will usually only send you for a CT scan…and not a PET/CT for cancer?  These are important q’s that directly relate to your cancer treatment success… And you need to understand the answers in order to be able to advocate more effectively for yourself. That’s why I’ve put together a comprehensive guide for you that’s all about PET/CT scans (and why they’re different from CT scans)… And I want to give it...
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