Dr. Ronald Barr, pediatrician at McMaster University Health Sciences, discusses his experiences and approaches in delivering bad news to adolescents and young adults
Laura Mitchell, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at Princess Margaret Hospital, talks about her role in helping young adults and their families deal with the changes a cancer diagnosis brings to their lives.
Listen to how a young Canadian dealt with her cancer diagnosis and the challenges she faced throughout her cancer journey.
How is cancer different for youth? Read to learn more about the issues and outcomes when cancer strikes adolescents and young adults.
More than 2,000 adolescents and young adults are diagnosed with cancer each year. Check out this infographic to learn about the changes we have seen in survival for this age group in Canada.
Everyone’s cancer journey is unique. Listen to the stories of others who received their cancer diagnosis in their adolescence, and how it impacted their lives.
“I’ve been in end-of-life situations where the relatives brought in margaritas and we had a beach party for somebody who was dying because that’s what he always wanted.” Critical care and palliative care physician Dr. James Downar talks about the importance of communication in palliative care.
“Will you look after me? I’m sick and it’s too far.” Dr. Sandy Buchman, physician at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, lays out the principles of good palliative care, and the top 7 things physicians, patients and their families should know that they probably don’t.