Free admission, free parking, space is limit, please reserve asap! Nutrition Workshop : Optimize Your Health hosting: Larysa Voloshyna, Registered Dietitian, B.Sc. address: Bibliothèque de l’Île Bizard 500 Montee de I’Eglise, Lile-Bizard, QC H9C 1G9 date/time: April 8th 2017 Saturday 2:30-4pm Art Saving Life Foundation www.aslf.ca Larysa Voloshyna, Registered Dietitian, […]
Free admission, free parking, space is limit, please reserve asap! Nutrition Workshop : Optimize Your Health hosting: Larysa Voloshyna, Registered Dietitian, B.Sc. address: Bibliothèque de l’Île Bizard 500 Montee de I’Eglise, Lile-Bizard, QC H9C 1G9 date/time: May 28th 2016 Saturday 2-3pm Organizer: Art Saving Life Foundation www.aslf.ca Larysa Voloshyna, Registered […]
In our Cancer Fight Club, I am not the only one lost energy, experienced serious fatigue after chemo and radiation therapy treatment. Anemia is very common side effect, means decrease in number of red blood cells (RBCs) or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin in the blood. I am […]
INSPIRING STORY Looking good through my treatment has helped me stay positive. It’s a way of saying to my children, and to myself, that I’m going to be OK.” – Cancer Survivor. Launched in 1992 by a charitable foundation of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA), Look Good […]
Some women under treatment for breast cancer may wear more makeup or wear it more often to compensate for treatment side effects such as sallow skin or dark under-eye circles. Ramy Gafni, a makeup artist, creator of the DVD, The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Great While Living With […]
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Canadian women. One in every nine women in Canada will develop breast cancer during her lifetime and one in 27 will die of it. Although men also can get breast cancer, more than 100 women are diagnosed for each man afflicted.
Early stage breast cancer has an excellent prognosis, with a five-year survival rate of over 90 percent. Currently, greater than two million women in North America are breast cancer survivors.
Cancer treatment varies depending on the type and stage of cancer and the age and medical history of the patient. Treatment may include surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy), chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy or a combination of these therapies.
Of course, all these treatments have side effects. Breast surgery frequently results in decreased strength and range of motion of the affected shoulder and arm. Side effects from other treatments include fatigue, nausea, pain, difficulty sleeping, lowered self-concept, anxiety and depression. Weight gain is often associated with chemotherapy as well.
Loss of appetite is one of the most common complaints expressed by people with cancer. People may lose their appetite because they feel sick from treatment or because they are upset or depressed about having cancer. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for this problem. Try each suggestion until you […]