Do you show up at your screening appointments wondering why you’re even there? Or maybe you haven’t gone at all and are worried you missed the memo? Screening and prevention can be a tricky subject because there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ standard. This presentation provides an overview of exactly what screening is, why it’s important, who is at risk for what, and what you need to know to responsibly manage your health for years to come.
Paul Nathan, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Director, AfterCare Program
Hospital for Sick Children
Childhood cancer can be an intensely stressful experience that may have emotional effects even years after treatment. While cancer can enhance personal growth in some ways, it can also lead to emotional vulnerabilities later in life. This session will explore common developmental challenges for survivors, highlight the relationship between emotional and physical health, and consider the different ways survivors make sense of their cancer experiences as they move into adulthood.
Christopher Recklitis, PhD, MPH
Director of Research and Support Services
Perini Family Survivors’ Centre, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School, Boston
Fertility concerns are not unique to cancer survivors, but survivors often have exceptional circumstances that can affect fertility options. This workshop will answer your burning questions about female fertility, including options and next steps if you’re thinking of starting a family.
Ellen Greenblatt, MD, FRCSC
Medical Director, Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Fertility concerns are not unique to cancer survivors, but survivors often have exceptional circumstances that can affect fertility options. This workshop will answer your burning questions about male fertility, including options and next steps if you’re thinking of starting a family.
Michael Neal, BSc. (Hons), MSc
ONE Fertility, Burlington
So you’ve survived childhood cancer and you have some of the cold hard facts from doctors about what may be next for your health. But what about those socially awkward conversations and situations you may encounter as a survivor that aren’t in the medical books? Lead by two childhood cancer survivors, this workshop explored those socially awkward, embarrassing, difficult and sometimes funny questions and conversations, from responding to “How’d you get that scar?” to telling a new dating partner about your unknown fertility status.
Vanessa Pastoric, BHSc, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
Grand River Hospital, Kitchener
Natalie Wilson, MA, CCLS Coordinator and Facilitator
Young Carers Program of Hospice Toronto