Topic: Cancer Advocacy

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 1 Comment

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 And don’t just take the raw test data that some outdated computer program generated for your doctor!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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LIVE Webinar Series: New Cancer Treatments and How to Get Them!

Published by on October 13, 2021 | Share your thoughts

What are the new cancer treatments and how can you get them as fast as possible? That’s what my team and I are going to tell you all about in our ongoing LIVE Webinar Series! We’ve recently added some extra live webinar events to our roster… So take a look at the updated schedule and register for any upcoming events now! Click for the Webinar Schedule and Registration It’s all free for patients and loved ones. If you’ve missed any of the events and want to catch the replay (plus get some in-depth free resources, too), you can still sign up! You’ll get the recording immediately after you sign up.  We’ve been receiving a lot of positive feedback from webinar attendees: “It was a great...
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Cancer Facts vs. Fiction: How Can You Tell the Difference?

Published by on September 22, 2021 | Share your thoughts

How can you determine what are cancer facts versus false claims? This is one of the fundamental questions that I try to help folks answer. So let’s dive right in with a simple example… And one that starts with a confession 🙂 I must admit: I love a nice, cold diet Pepsi every now and again! And if you’re anything like me, you might’ve wondered from time to time… Do artificial sweeteners cause cancer? I’d heard rumors of this here and there but never knew the actual answer. And with the use of sweeteners on the rise, our research scientist and cancer expert, Alex Rolland, made a video to explain more. Take a look as we get to the bottom of this! How to Determine...
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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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Do You NEED to Spend Money on Cancer Care?

Published by on July 21, 2021 | Share 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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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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Do You Need a Second Opinion?

Published by on June 16, 2021 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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How to Talk to Your Doctor About Precision Oncology

Published by on June 2, 2021 1 Comment

“How do I talk to my doctor about Precision Oncology?” We hear this a lot… So I wanted to give you something that might help: My team and I made this easy-to-read pamphlet specifically for this reason –  So patients could show their doctor… And start a conversation about getting better cancer care. Click here to get the pamphlet! My recommendation? Give this to your doctor and see what they say. If they have any questions or concerns, write them down, and then email them to me.  I’ll be happy to answer you back.  You can also invite your doctor to call me and my team if they’d like more information. Why is it SO important to start a conversation about Precision Oncology with your...
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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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