Topic: Knowledge is Power

Is a Cancer Misdiagnosis Common?

Published by on July 29, 2020 | Share your thoughts

Perhaps the only thing scarier than a cancer diagnosis is learning that you’ve been misdiagnosed. Of course, if it turns out that you don’t actually have cancer, then that’s amazing news! (Although, wouldn’t you have wanted to avoid the whole ‘cancer scare’ if you didn’t even have it in the first place?) Sadly, what’s far more common is when people are misdiagnosed with the wrong type of cancer. Which means that instead of getting the right treatment from the get-go, you were wandering down the wrong path, wasting precious time, through no fault of your own. Our cancer expert, Alex Rolland, explains more in this video. How often does cancer misdiagnosis occur? Watch here ⬇️ When someone calls us at CTOAM, they usually want to...
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Why Is There NO Single Cure for Cancer?

Published by on July 22, 2020 | Share your thoughts

Ever wonder why there is no cure for cancer? I mean…it’s a reasonable question, right? With all the scientific advancements and new technologies in the world, how has no one managed to figure this out yet?! In the video below, Alex Rolland (our Chief Research Scientist) reveals the truth about finding a single cure for cancer. Watch here ⬇️ So that’s why there’s no one cure for cancer! What do you think? Does that make sense to you? Given that there’s infinite amount of genetic mutation combinations that can cause a person’s cancer, of course it’s impossible to find one single cure! But what IS possible is having many different targeted therapy options to target your exact cancerous mutations. And eradicate them until they’re out...
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What is Targeted Therapy for Cancer?

Published by on July 8, 2020 | Share your thoughts

Have you heard of targeted therapy for cancer? If not, get ready to discover this new & improved way of treating cancer! Targeted therapies are drugs designed to specifically target certain cancerous mutations in the body. That means you experience way fewer side effects than traditional chemo, plus way higher success rates. Win win. Our cancer expert, Alex Rolland, and co-founder Michelle Morand explain more in this video: Watch here ⬇️ Can targeted therapy work for your form of cancer? You’re probably wondering if targeted therapy can work for your type of cancer… I have good news for you – chances are, yes! Regardless of what stage your cancer has reached – and, even if you’ve been told you’re already getting the best, or perhaps...
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4 Simple Ways to Avoid Falling for Cancer Hoaxes

Published by on April 9, 2019 | Share your thoughts

Does the noise from windmills causes cancer? Do coffee enemas cure cancer? With so many unfounded claims about what causes, prevents, and cures cancer, it can be confusing to figure out what’s actually true. Here at CTOAM, we believe in giving you all the information you need to make educated choices about cancer prevention and cancer care. So here are some simple tips to help you separate fact from fiction! 1. Think Critically When you come across a claim about cancer, the first thing to do is to think critically about it. This means using your common sense and rational brain to figure out if it seems reasonable or not. For starters, just ask some basic questions about the claim and the person (or organization)...
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Supposed “Cure” for Cancer is Unlikely – But Precision Oncology Brings Hope

Published by on February 1, 2019 1 Comment

A news story broke the other day, claiming that a team of Israeli scientists had found a complete cure for cancer that would be available within a year. Sounds incredible, right? There’s only one problem: anytime you see something that claims to be a cure for cancer, you should always approach it with skepticism. The idea of a ‘complete cure for cancer’ is fundamentally problematic when you understand what cancer actually is. Science Based Medicine explains: “Cancer is not one disease, but a category including many related diseases. Different cancers involve different tissues, different mutations, and different behaviors and features. While some treatments are effective against a variety of cancers, there is no one treatment effective against all cancers (let alone a cure for all...
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How to Prevent Cancer by Starving It | Anti-Angiogenic Foods for Cancer

Published by on November 28, 2018 1 Comment

Eating more anti-angiogenic foods for cancer is an excellent way to help prevent cancer, as well as enhance your cancer treatment and prevention of recurrence. In his fascinating TED Talk, Dr. William Li explains how we can use certain foods to starve cancer cells from ever growing into something harmful. How Angiogenesis Affects Cancer Let’s first get a few things clear about cancer and angiogenesis. Most cancers are preventable. As many as 95% of cancers are related to lifestyle and environment. Your habits (such as smoking), diet (red meat and processed meats, especially), alcohol, and environment (pollution and exposure to carcinogenic chemicals) all affect your risk of cancer. Many cancers are caused by diet. Around 30-35% of cancers are caused by lifestyle and environment. Eating certain...
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Cannabis and Cancer – Does it Help or Harm? | Newsletter Issue 8

Published by on November 11, 2018 | Share your thoughts

It’s official, cannabis is now legal in Canada. So while it has been available by prescription for a while, it’s now readily available without a prescription – and more people may start using it in conjunction with, or as a replacement for, cancer treatment. CTOAM wants cancer patients and their loved ones to know the facts before making any life-altering or potentially harmful decisions. Helping cancer patients and their families to be aware of all their options is crucial to CTOAM’s goal of saving lives and improving cancer care for everyone. Check out Issue 8 of the CTOAM newsletter to learn the myths and truths about cannabis and cancer treatment. Do you want to have life-saving information delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for our...
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer – Is It Safe? | Newsletter Issue 7

Published by on October 12, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Have you ever wondered…what is complementary and alternative medicine for cancer?  Is it helpful or harmful – or is it more complicated than that? And how do you tell which is which? And, how do alternative medicine for cancer and complementary treatment differ from standard cancer care and Precision Oncology? CTOAM exists to support cancer patients around the globe to access the very best cancer care available, from anywhere in the world, right where you live. Understanding the science behind the many treatment options available to you – including Complementary and Alternative Medicine for cancer (CAM) – will help you to make choices that are best for your health, as well as your finances. Helping cancer patients and their families to be aware of all their...
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CAM Risks | Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Cancer Treatment

Published by on October 3, 2018 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered…what is alternative medicine for cancer? And what about complementary treatment? Is it helpful or harmful…or is it more complicated than that? And how do you tell which is which? And how do alternative medicine for cancer and complementary treatment differ from standard cancer care and Precision Oncology? There’s a lot of confusion about the topic of alternative medicine and complementary treatment, especially in regards to cancer. You might have already seen it pop up in the media, where it’s commonly referred to as CAM – an acronym that stands for Complementary and Alternative Treatment. Many people are unaware of the risks associated with CAM. They assume that a ‘natural’ solution must be better, or at least won’t harm them. But in...
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What if Better Cancer Treatment Already Exists?

Published by on September 30, 2018 1 Comment

What if there were already better cancer treatment options? Better than standard chemotherapy and radiation? There are! We now have more accurate tests and treatments that help cancer patients live longer than standard cancer care. These treatments have already been approved for use in Canada and have recently become part of standard care in the UK. They’re also already used in most top cancer hospitals in the US, like the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, and John Hopkins. But, most are not yet available through Canadian public healthcare. It could take upwards of 10 years for these lifesaving treatments to become offered through Canadian public healthcare. That’s where CTOAM comes in. Cancer Treatment Options and Management (CTOAM) is a Canada-based company that specializes in providing Precision Oncology...
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