We can’t really talk about cancer as though it’s one disease but there are some “Big C” common themes which seem to be relevant to patients and their families no matter what kind of cancer they’re facing.
Our resources in this section try to cover some of those themes and hopefully provide some useful “Cancer- 101” information. What materials have you found helpful?
|A Whiteboard Video on Cancer Related Fatigue
||Check out our video to learn about some tips for managing this common problem faced by cancer patients.|
|Cancer and Eating
||You may find you need to be more thoughtful about nutrition when starting cancer treatment. Hopefully the tips in this infographic can help|
|Cancer and Exercise
||It might be hard to believe but research shows that exercise can substantially reduce cancer-related fatigue and improve your quality of life. |
|Cancer and Sleeping
||A good night’s sleep is an important part of managing cancer related fatigue. Have a look at our infographic and learn more about 'sleep hygeine'.|
|Cancer and Stress
||An infographic to help you gain strenth by improving your thoughts, attitudes and behaviours around cancer related fatigue.|
|Cancer, Support and Family
||Here's an EHL infographic about how when dealing with a serious illness like Cancer the people in your life become more important than ever.|
|Managing Cancer Related Fatigue: A set of infographics
||Here is the whole package of infographics which recap the key points related to stress, eating, exercise, sleep and support from Dr. Mike’s video on Cancer Related Fatigue. Hope these notes are a helpful complement!|
|The Truth of It
||Stories trump data. These videos were produced as part of a collaboration between The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Health Design Lab at St. Michael's Hospital. The videos feature candid interviews with Canadians diagnosed with cancer. |
The Best of the Rest
|The National Cancer Institute: Cancer Topics
||The National Cancer Institute is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. This page provides links to basically any and every topic related to cancer.
||This site does a good job of trying to address the many, many . . . many questions that often come up after a cancer diagnosis. Especially like the section 'Adjusting to Cancer' which covers some important topics related to coping with the disease.|
|All the evidence that's fit for print
||This podcast via the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) brings together all sorts of experts to help patients and the general public interpret research findings and how to be skeptical of media headlines.
||Full disclosure: I've collaborative with CPAC on some stuff. In keeping with the theme of this podcast then, I'll let you check out their resources, assess the evidence and decide that CPAC is awesome all by yourself.|