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TUSH TALKS

Tush Talks is a series that aims to support patients, caregivers and their families with practical information about colorectal cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. The webinars will occur on a monthly basis and will be led by Colorectal Cancer Canada’s Patient Support Specialist, Carine Legault, alongside a range of guest speakers including surgical and medical oncologists, social workers, fertility specialists, and more.

Tush Talks: Art Therapy: an Image is Worth a Thousand Words


Join our Patient Support Specialist, Carine Legault, and our special guest, Janine Piché, as they explore the topic of art therapy - how it works, its benefits, and what it can offer to patients along their cancer journey.

Tush Talks: The Role of Physical Activity Before, During and After Treatment


Join us for our seventh Tush Talk on the role of physical activity before, during, and after treatment. We will be joined by Anh Thy Le Quang, kinesiologist and Program Coordinator of the Hope & Cope Rehabilitation and Exercise Program, and Nadia Smirnow, physiotherapist and certified lymphedema therapist at Hope & Cope.

Tush Talks: Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Advances and Future Directions


For our sixth Tush Talk, our Patient Support Specialist Carine Legault is joined by Dr. Ronald Burkes, medical oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto to explore advances and future directions in the management of metastatic colorectal cancer.

Tush Talks: Care and Support after Cancer Treatment


For our fifth Tush Talk, our Patient Support Specialist Carine Legault is joined by Dr. Robin Urquhart to discuss the common needs and challenges faced by individuals after treatment, as well as the key strategies (interventions) that have been shown to effectively address these needs.

Tush Talks : Self-care For Cancer Patients


Join Chana Cohen, CCC's Patient Support Specialist, and our special guest Ilene Shiller, Program Manager at Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation as they explore the topics of stress, the need for self-care among cancer patients, types of self-care, barriers to self-care, and how to best overcomes these barriers.

Tush Talks: Colorectal Cancer Screening


Join our Patient Support Specialist, Chana Cohen, as she discusses colorectal cancer screening with Dr. Marylise Boutros, colorectal surgeon and head of the Jewish General Hospital Colon and Rectal Surgery Research Program in Montreal, Quebec. Learn about the difference between average and high risk for colorectal cancer, when to start screening, and the difference among screening tests.

Tush Talks: Demystifying Palliative Care


Palliative care is often considered synonymous with end-of-life care, but it can in fact provide a means for patients with serious illnesses and their families to improve their quality of life at all stages of illness. Join our Patient Support Specialist Chana Cohen and Zelda Freitas, Clinical Senior Advisor of Professional Practices and Directorate of Rehabilitation and Multidisciplinary Services (DRSM), and Adjunct Professor at the School of Social Work at McGill University, as they discuss the origins of palliative care, how it has evolved over the years, what palliative care can offer at different stages of a person’s disease, and more.

Tush Talks: Fertility Preservation for CRC Survivors


For our fourth Tush Talk, we were joined by our special guest Dr. Katz, Certified Sexuality Counselor and Clinical Nurse Specialist at CancerCare Manitoba, to explore fertility preservation for CRC survivors. Dr. Katz is the immediate past editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, the premier research journal of the Oncology Nursing Society. She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2014. She is the author of 15 books for health care providers and health care consumers on the topics of illness and sexuality as well as cancer survivorship. Her book, the second edition of Woman Cancer Sex, was published in late 2020.

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