Author: Dr. Ryan Best

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How Your Environment Affects Cancer Treatment

Your home deserves to be your safe space throughout oncology treatment. But at a time when the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has identified more than 28 known environmental carcinogens across the ten provinces, it’s important to understand how your normal surroundings play a role in your cancer care. Could your home have a negative impact […]

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How Nutrition Plays a Part in Cancer Care

Anywhere you look on the internet, you’ll find a ton of misinformation regarding nutrition and cancer care. While some falsely claim that a diet of rare mythical fruits can miraculously cure cancer, others state that data-backed nutritional changes can’t make any difference in your outcomes with the disease. Fortunately, research has conclusively proven that the […]

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The Role of Exercise in Holistic Cancer Care

A common question I receive from cancer patients is, “How does fitness influence my outcomes?” The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to exercise in cancer care — but there is a method to build in healthy, sustainable, reasonable amounts of exercise through all phases of the cancer journey. The key is to have […]

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Benefits of Low-Level Laser Therapy for Cancer Treatment 

Cancer treatment is much more than the pamphlets you read or doctors’ offices you visit. It’s the physical pain that radiates through your body at all times of the day. It’s the sleepless nights that are worsened by mental and emotional stress. Cancer treatment is far from easy — and it’s okay to acknowledge how […]

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What is Mistletoe Therapy in Cancer Care?

Mistletoe may be symbolic of holiday cheer, but now, it’s giving cancer patients something to smile about all year long. As one of the most widely studied alternative medicine therapies in cancer care, mistletoe extracts have shown to limit the debilitating side effects of conventional cancer treatment. In fact, mistletoe therapy is among the most […]

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Is it Possible to Have a Quality Life During Cancer Treatment?

Long walks around the riverbanks with your partner. Ice cream dates with your children. Life’s simplest pleasures never feel farther away than when you’re staring down a cancer diagnosis in the middle of aggressive treatment. When treatment begins to take a toll on your mental and physical health, it’s important to know that quality of […]

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What is Tumour Sensitivity Testing and Why Should You Do It?

There’s no magic wand for curing cancer—but there is a method for dramatically improving the chances that treatment will be successful. It’s called tumour sensitivity testing and it can have a profound effect on the outcomes of someone’s cancer. If you or someone you love has recently found a malignant tumour or started cancer treatment, […]

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