Work is an essential part of life for many people. People affected by cancer may find it difficult to return to work at full capacity depending on physical, mental or emotional limitations. This can impact finances and, ultimately, personal and family needs. The return to work is an often overlooked cause of stress for those living with and beyond cancer.
If I was not physically active before cancer, it will not help me now…
It can be very difficult to make healthy lifestyle changes after being diagnosed with cancer and many survivors wonder if it is worth the effort. In this video, Mike Lang talks with Lauren Capozzi, a PhD student are the University of Calgary who works with the Culor-Reed Health and Wellness Lab, about exercise and its impact of the health of cancer survivors. Continue Reading
#1. Follow the Patients Lead – Take your cues from the patient about how much or how little you can be doing to help.
#2. Allow the Patient to do as Much as Possible – Don’t hover. Allow the patient to maintain as much independence as he or she is able.
The CancerBridges Patients’ Choice Awards is a way for us to honor those cancer care professionals that go the extra mile and make a significant impact on their patients life. Nancy Moore, RN and Dr. Marc Webster are the inaugural recipients of the award and Mike Lang sat down with Nancy to hear more about her journey into oncology nursing and her philosophy of care.