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Leap Spring 2014

Leap Spring 2014

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Published by Venture Publishing
Leap magazine is designed to ensure that as we learn more about cancer, you do, too.
Leap magazine is designed to ensure that as we learn more about cancer, you do, too.

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PM#40020055
 THE 
CANCER JOURNE Y 
ISSUE
going the distance
Keep a running routine through the seasonsFive perspectives on one woman’s diagnosis
How medical modelling is giving cancer patients a new outlook
a LiFe inteRRUPted
SPRING 20 14
PLUs:
Add fve years with chocolate; Better bedside manners; Breast brachytherapy and more...
 
spring
2014
 
3
SPRING 2014 •
VOL 5 • No. 1
CONTENTS
FEATURES
28 
SEEdS oF HopE
New breast cancer surgery a first in Alberta
30
 BEdSidE MAnnERS
How doctors deliver bad news with mastery 
32
 Top JoB
Neuroanesthesiologist Melinda Davis makes an impression on her patients
35
 WHy i donATE
Two-time cancer survivor lives and gives back to the fullest 
38
 
SWEET EnTERpRiSE
Chocolate can pack more than pounds on your life – it can add years
42
 
RESEARcH RockSTAR
 Jana Rieger helps head and neck cancer  patients live better 
47
 
GAininG TRAcTion
Running is no longer a fair-weather sport 
DEPARTMENTS
4
 oUR LEAp
 A message from the Alberta Cancer Foundation
6
 FoREFRonT
Trio of Fundraisers; Top 5 Medical Apps; Tangy Beef Stew; Compassionate Leave Law; New Organ Registry Rules; FIT Test 
11
 nExT GEn
Studentship teaches palliative caring to students in health fields
12
 Body Mind
Complementary therapies examined
13
 SMART EATS
High-protein foods carry weight 
14
 ASk THE ExpERT
Can I get the flu from having the flu shot? PLUS: Mammograms for the over-40 set; nutritious eating on the run
16
 BEyond cAncER
Treatment drugs and late-term side effects
40
 coRpoRATE GivinG
Mobile mammography units get fuelled by Fas Gas
50
 My LEAp
Doc’s photography turns a lens on nature
SpRinG SpoTLiGHT
THE CANCER
JoURnEy
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ON THE COVER:
 Jana Rieger
PHOTO:
 Amy Senecal 
18
 GAME cHAnGER
One woman’s story of diagnosis to determination
22
 ToUcHy SUBJEcT
Keeping your foot out of your mouth when talking cancer 
24
 i’M ALivE. WHAT noW?
Provincial program helps teach survival skills
Alberta Cancer Foundation
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