A National Picture of First Nations Cancer: An Update

A National Picture of First Nations Cancer: An Update

We've had an amazing experience working with the Mohawk peoples of Akwesasne over the last 9 months. The community has been passionate and motivated to raise awareness of the impact of cancer in their community. We began working down there in January, running sharing sessions, sitting down to individual interviews, and gathering peoples' photos and journals. We have a few tasks to finish before moving into the next phase: analyzing, summarizing, and delivering the knowledge we've acquired back to the community. We look forward to taking these next steps with the peoples of Akwesasne. Nia:wen!

 

The National Picture project is funded by a Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute - Quality of Life Grant in memory of Edna Goebel. 

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Impact of lymphedema

Dr. Ryan Hamilton (University of New Brunswick) and I recently completed interviews with cancer survivors in New Brunswick and Ontario.  Participants in this qualitative study had experience with either lower or upper limb lymphedema.  In this article, Dr. Hamilton and I explore the impact of lymphedema and the ways in which participants felt their condition was simultaneously visible and invisible.

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Interested in Lymphedema Workshops?

Have you experienced lymphedema after cancer? 

Would you like to participate in workshops to develop coping skills and foster hope?

 

Based on positive feedback from workshop participants in May, we are planning more workshops for November 2013 at the Maplesoft Centre in Ottawa. 

This is an opportunity for people living with lymphedema after cancer to shape a much needed supportive program.

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Or, contact Liz for more details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 613-562-5800, ext 4564.  You are under no obligation to participate if you call or email.

 

 

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