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Mothers caring for children with cancer  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no1EN.pdf

Explores the specific caring tasks that mothers of children with cancer perform and captured the women's perceptions of the health impact of those tasks.

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Published: 2002
Final payments: socioeconomic costs of palliative home caregiving  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no1EN.pdf

Analyzes gender differences, differences between formal and informal caregivers, and regional (British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia) and diagnosis-related differences between male and female palliative caregivers.

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Published: 2002
Women's health care work with children with cancer  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/womens-health-cancer.pdf

Focuses on women who care for a child who has cancer in the home, or in liaison with an office or clinic. Attempts to determine what effects this health provision has had on the health of the caregivers, and what particular challenges are associated with in-home caregiving. Presents problems and proposes solutions from the point of view of the mothers.

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Published: 2001
Final payments: socio-economic costs of palliative home caregiving in the last month of life  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/cross_cex/final-payments.pdf

Assesses the socio-economic costs and benefits for both female and male informal and formal caregivers providing palliative home care (focusing on the last month of life) to a cancer or AIDS patient. Examines a comprehensive set of costs and benefits-including social, economic, emotional, psychological and spiritual-experienced by these caregivers.

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Published: 2002
The cancer epidemic as a social event  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National_Office_Pubs/cancer.pdf

Argues that while the medical profession and cancer research institutions attribute most of the cancer increase to genetic and lifestyle factors, carcinogens in our air, water, food, and workplaces are significant causes of cancer. Criticizes the main objective of the fight against cancer, which is to find treatments or cures rather than promoting preventive measures. Concludes that many cancers could be prevented if the cancer-causing chemicals were removed from our environment.

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Published: 2004
Sexuality and cancer

Presents and online booklet provided by CancerBACUP, a British cancer information service. Discusses the effects cancer can have on one's sexuality, and provides resources and information on this topic.

Published: 2002
Hormone replacement therapy and the risk of cancer  
http://cancer.ca/ccs/internet/standard/0,2939,3172_375335__langId-en,00.html

Discusses the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Includes Canadian Cancer Society's recommendations and alternatives to hormone replacement therapy.

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Published: 2006
Literature review: behavioural guidelines for adjusting to medical conditions

Presents an overview of issues relevant to quality of life in chronic medical conditions. Reviews approaches to foster successful adaptation to chronic medical conditions.

Published: 2001
Current Oncology  
http://www.current-oncology.com/index.php/oncology/index

Current Oncology is a Canadian based and internationally distributed journal, representing a multidisciplinary medium encompassing health care workers in the field of cancer therapy to report upon and to review progress in the management of this disease. Their website offers such resources as a listing of patient support groups, patient pamphlets as well as current research for those working in the field.

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Canadian cancer statistics 2004  
http://www.cancer.ca/vgn/images/portal/cit_86751114/14/33/195986411niw_stats2004_en.pdf

Reports cancer incidence and mortality in Canada, analyzed by gender, age and province/territory.

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Published: 2004