SIIP Chapter Seven: Prognosis

SIIP Chapter Seven: Prognosis

Chapter Seven: Prognosis Thursday, June 30, 2022   A couple weeks ago I had my radiation therapy, which involved two consecutive days of injections from my doctor, followed by the last major aspect of my thyroid cancer treatment: receiving my single dose of...
Spotlight: Arax Copeman Honours Her Mother’s Tenacious Spirit

Spotlight: Arax Copeman Honours Her Mother’s Tenacious Spirit

Arax Copeman Honours Her Mother’s Tenacious Spirit Through Charity and Peer Support by Victoria Izzio-Meloche When Arax Copeman’s mother, Lucy, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018, they were told she would have a year to live, yet their hope never...
Chapter Six: Symptom Management

Chapter Six: Symptom Management

Chapter Six: Side Effects and Symptom Management Monday, June 6, 2022   I am in the process of preparing for my upcoming radiation treatment, which will happen this week. While the concept of taking a pill to eliminate any remaining cancerous thyroid tissue...
SIIP: Caregiving During Covid

SIIP: Caregiving During Covid

Caregiving During Covid Monday, May 2, 2022   After several weeks of waiting, I finally received the pathology results from my thyroid, which thankfully indicated that the cancer had not spread. It was truly a relief after all that time waiting through the delays...