Topic: Treatment Side Effects

Cancer and Mental Health – What’s Really Going On? Part 1

Published by on April 14, 2021 1 Comment

Why does cancer affect your mental health? And, is there anything you can do for your mental health with cancer to make life a little bit less stressful in the meantime? You may or may not know this, but… I’ve been a professional counsellor for the last 30+ years. And I’ve helped thousands of folks through incredibly hard times. Without tooting my own horn too much, it’s safe to say I know a thing or two about mental health! 🙂 Working so closely with cancer patients and their loved ones during the past decade, since CTOAM began, has made me realize, even more deeply, how crucial it is to have awareness about what you’re going through emotionally… How Cancer and Mental Health Affect You You...
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Foods to Avoid with Cancer Treatment?

Published by on April 7, 2021 1 Comment

We get asked this question a lot from our patients and readers. It makes sense… Since diet is one of things you can have control over during your cancer care! Our cancer expert, Alex Rolland, made a video to explain which foods you should be avoiding when you’re on cancer treatment: 👉 Watch here Foods to Avoid with Cancer Treatment With chemo, Alex says you definitely want to avoid eating foods that are involved in inflammation. These include… Saturated fats – often found in cheeses, meats, and junk food Acrylamides – a byproduct of barbecuing, cooking, and used in the food industry Bisphenols – a compound found in water bottles and in the lining of tin cans. (Bisphenols are what Alex calls an ‘endocrine effector’,...
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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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4 Truths About Cannabis for Cancer Treatment

Published by on November 10, 2018 1 Comment

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. We want cancer patients and their loved ones to know the facts before making any life-altering or potentially harmful decisions. Read on to explore if cannabis might be helpful or harmful for your cancer care. 1. Truth: Cannabis Can NOT Cure Cancer There are several pervasive conspiracy theories claiming that cannabis (or something else simple and natural) can cure cancer – and that the giant pharmaceutical companies have been hiding this fact for years. However, this theory has a few key...
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