What Are We Up To?

person standing at a crossroad
March 1, 2018

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! Most often, a person with colon cancer has no early warning signs. If you have colon cancer and don’t get tested, you may miss out on the chance for early and...

Photo of David Palma and Alexander Louie
January 30, 2018

While palliative radiation therapy is used to ease pain in patients with advanced lung cancer, it often has adverse effects on the esophagus which leads to symptoms like heartburn and difficulty...

Broken cigarette
January 22, 2018

The South West Regional Cancer Program, in partnership with the Middlesex-London Health Unit and other health organizations across the province, are encouraging people to limit their smoke exposure...

Rethink your Drinking campaign poster
January 9, 2018

What was in your glass when you toasted in the New Year matters more than you may think. That’s because when it comes to alcohol, the more you drink, the higher the risk of cancer. The Middlesex-...

Grandma and child with Christmas tree
December 18, 2017

The holidays can be a stressful time. Add to that the demands of treatment and cancer fatigue, and holidays can become overwhelming. Many people with cancer face uncertainties as the holidays...

Photo of Heather Mayer
October 26, 2017

“You have cancer.” Those words are inevitably followed by a wave of strong emotions and a torrent of thoughts. They are also usually followed with the beginnings of a treatment plan and/or next steps...