Patient & Family Education, Cancer


On Saturday, June 6, as part of the Florence Winberg Education Series a special session was held for melanoma patients, their families and caregivers.

The event Learning about Melanoma: Treatment and Health Living was a partnership with the Melanoma Network of Canada

View some of the day’s presentations and speakers below:

» Patient as teacher

Watch and learn from three melanoma patients at the Odette Cancer Centre.

» How to maximize your health with nutrition

Registered Dietitian Jean Lamantia de-bunks myths related to fad diets and talks about the types of foods that are helpful to prevent cancer.

» What’s new and exciting in melanoma treatment

Dr. Teresa Petrella discusses emerging and important information for melanoma patients receiving treatment.

» Surgical management of extremity and trunk melanoma

Dr. Frances Wright presents what to expect around specific melanoma-based surgeries.

» Caring for the "me" in melanoma

Debbie Lawrie, RN, presents the ABCDE’s of melanoma and tips for sun safe summer!

» Cancer and exercise: what do I need to know?

Leslie Gibson, Occupational Therapist, discusses the impact of exercise for patients with melanoma and other cancers.

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