Archive for: Video Interviews

Dr. David Armstrong

In conversation with Dr. David Armstrong and Dr. Heather Bryant

Dr. David Armstrong, Chair, National Colorectal Cancer Screening Network, talks to Dr. Heather Bryant about colon cancer screening.

Dr. Balfour Mount

In conversation with Dr. Balfour Mount

Dr. Balfour Mount, the physician who coined the term “palliative care,” looks back on his career and the way that palliative care has evolved over the years.

The Truth of It - Carol O

Patient perspectives on palliative care

Through candid interviews with Canadians living with cancer, the concerns and needs of palliative care patients are brought to life.

The Truth of It - Jeff

Caregiver perspectives on palliative care

Often, relationships are transformed when a family member or close friend becomes a caregiver. These stories chronicle the cancer journey from a caregiver perspective.

Alan Polchies

Telling our stories: First Nations and Inuit perspectives

“It’s very close-knit in our communities; we know one another. I’m practically related to everybody in this community one way or another. You know to me they’re all my brothers and sisters and at the end of the day I knew I had to have a communications plan in place because of the role that I had to play in this community.” Alan, band councilor for St. Mary’s First Nation.

Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz

Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz talks about cancer prevention in Canada

Canadians need to know that they are very fortunate to have a national strategy for cancer control in Canada. There are a number of provincial cancer plans. There are tremendous resources being put into improving our ability to screen cancer and prevent cancer and optimal treatment and care.” Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Clinical Department Head, Princess Margaret Hospital and President, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Dr. Heather Bryant

Dr. Heather Bryant’s busts her top four Canadian cancer myths

Dr. Heather Bryant, Vice-President of Cancer Control at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and Union for International Cancer Control board member debunks what she believes to be the top 4 Canadian cancer myths.

Dr. Bernard Badley

Myth: I have no symptoms, so I don’t need to get screened for colorectal cancer

Dr. Bernard Badley, Medical Director at Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s Colon Cancer Prevention program, discusses the importance of screening for colorectal cancer in those who are 50 or over even if they don’t have symptoms.

Dr. Robert Strang

Myth: Tanning beds are safer than outdoor tanning

Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Public Health Officer in Nova Scotia, tackles the belief that tanning beds are a safer alternative to tanning outdoors.

Anne-Marie Nicol

Myth: Carcinogens don’t cause cancer

Anne-Marie Nicol, Principal Investigator of CAREX Canada and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, looks at the myth that “there’s nothing I can do about cancer” when it comes to carcinogenic substances in the environment.

Michelle Sheppard

Myth: There’s nothing I can do to help prevent cancer

Michelle Sheppard, a registered dietician at the BC Cancer Agency, dispels the myth that there’s nothing that Canadians can do to help prevent cancer.

Suzanne Dubois

Myth: Cancer is a death sentence

Suzanne Dubois, Executive Director at the Canadian Cancer Society in Quebec, helps to bust the myth that cancer is a death sentence.