In Canada a Bachelor of Arts (art and psychology courses are recommended) is required before entering one of the Art Therapy programs. These programs include post-graduate diplomas, graduate diplomas, and Master’s degree programs. Please refer to the “Training” page on this website.
Art Therapy is effective for people of any age. An art therapist works with individuals, couples, families, or groups in settings such as counseling agencies, schools, treatment centers, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, correctional institutes, and elder care locations.
Art Therapy combines the creative process and psychotherapy, facilitating self-exploration and understanding. Using imagery, color, and shape as part of this creative therapeutic process, thoughts and feelings may be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate.
Clinical trials are studies that help evaluate a new treatment. Clinical trials attempt to answer scientific questions and to find new and better ways to help cancer patients. An institutional review board (IRB) carefully reviews the study before patients begin participation in the clinical trial. Also, some studies are reviewed […]
Speak with your physician about treatment options. Although there are four standard ways to treat breast cancer (surgery, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy and chemotherapy), several treatments may be combined. Your physician can recommend specific treatments depending on the type and location of the cancer, the stage at which it was […]
The radiation exposure from modern, low-dose mammography equipment is minimal. Radiation doses usually are so low they’re negligible. Plus, the medical benefits of early detection outweigh any potential risk.
The pressure caused by spreading the breast tissue may be uncomfortable, but it should not be painful. Women who experience pain should tell the technologist.
Being a woman and getting older are the biggest risk factors for developing breast cancer. Other risk factors include: age; family history of breast cancer in a close family member on either mother’s or father’s side; onset of menstruation before age 12; onset of menopause after age 50; or not […]
Check the other breast. Some lumpiness is normal. However, if the lump is new or unusual, it warrants examination by a physician. A lump found during a breast self-exam, a clinical breast exam or a mammogram does not necessarily mean that a woman has breast cancer. Nearly 80 percent of […]