Cancer

Cancer

Ask your mother

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Maureen McEvoy
Edition: 
vol 4, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares the story of Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES, a drug introduced in the forties to prevent miscarriage. Identifies harmful effects on daughters and sons of women who took this drug.

Cervical cancer: the facts

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Video
Author: 
Cheryl Adams
Edition: 
Vol 3, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explains cervical cancer. identifies theories of what causes it. Provides information about medical research, anatomy of the cervix, the preventative role of pap tests and information on cone biopsy and colposcopy.  

The emotional turmoil of infertility

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Marlie Manning
Edition: 
Vol 3, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article covers the issue of infertility. Identifies reasons why infertility rates are rising. Addresses emotional aspects. Proposes stronger advocacy for people dealing with the problem of infertility. 

Radiation - answers to your questions

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Jennifer Penney
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article exposes the mystery of radiation in a question and answer format; attempts to lay out a basic understanding of how radiation works; discusses how radiation affects our bodies; how radiation can cure as well as cause cancer; birth defects and radiation; discusses concerns with X-rays; uranium, nuclear weapons; how to reduce exposure.

Bay Area Queer Women/Transfolks and Cancer Project

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Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy

A project seeking to learn more about how a diverse and trans-inclusive group of Bay Area (a) queer women and transfolks and (b) health advocates: (1) locate and make use of cancer knowledge, and (2) experience cancer health and care. All past, present and future women (of any taxonomic category) who self-identify as queer – that is, people who identify as “lesbian”, “gay”, “bisexual”, “queer”, and who may or may not identify as “trans”, and/or “Other” are included here. All trans folks who feel themselves part of (even if only historically) and comfortable in, the very diverse and multiple group that constitutes “women” & “trans folks” are welcome.

Cancer: 101 solutions to a preventable epidemic

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By Liz Armstrong
Guy Dauncey
Anne Wordsworth
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New Society Publishers
Publication Date: 
2007

A book that offers cancer prevention solutions for everyone from individuals to big business to labour to government. Contains practical tools for parents, youth and NGOs.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Cancer Under the Radar: Young Adults Tell Their Stories

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English
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Paper
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Alston Adams
Stephanie Canci
Victoria David
Emma Dubreuil-Boisclair
Damon Hartung
Susan Jones
Elizabeth Knox
Sophie Leboeuf
Fiona Lim
Anna-Kaarina Louhelainen
Kristin Lovell
Dimitri Lucas
Melanie Dee Marshman
Jane Shulman
Maryam Moradi Zamani
Publisher: 
Cedars CanSupport
Publication Date: 
April 2010
Publication Place: 
Monreal, QC

A book about the unique experiences of people aged 18-30 living with a cancer diagnosis. It features phenomenal photos, prose, art and poetry by 15 young adults.  Produced in a effort to raise awareness about the needs of young adults with cancer.

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Contact McGill University Health Centre to order a copy
ISBN/ISSN: 
MUHCbook2

Strength in numbers: project plans to unite support services for women with breast and reproductive cancers

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jane Shulman
Edition: 
Vol.12 No.1
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2009/2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This article highlights the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer's 2008 report entitled "Where Do We Go From Here? Suport services for women with breast, cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer in Atlantic Canada" which looks at the idea of merging services to meet the needs of the underserved gynaecological cancer population.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Living Downstream

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English
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Film
Author: 
Sandra Steingraber
Publisher: 
The People's Picture Company Inc.
Publication Date: 
2010

Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic feature-length documentary.  This poetic and character-driven film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

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Go to Living Downstream website

Winning the war on cancer : Cancer prevention: Rachel Carson’s "imperative" need

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Liz Armstrong
Angela Rickman
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A retrospective look at the forty-five years that have followed the release of Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, that both struck the match that lit the modern environmental movement but also provided an eloquent, compelling argument that man-made substances were driving cancer rates to alarming levels.

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