Healthy Body


My cancer journey

Cancer has touched us all, in one way or another.  A diagnosis can be shocking, frightening and profoundly disturbing but there are people to reach out to. Barb, a Federal Retirees member who preferred not to use her full name, shares her journey here to demonstrate that a cancer diagnosis can happen to anyone. 

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Viruses the latest powerful arsenal in the fight against cancer

Could a virus cure cancer? If it’s up to Dr. John Bell, the answer is a very promising yes.

According to Dr. Bell, a senior scientist at The Ottawa Hospital and professor at the University of Ottawa, viruses could one day become just as important for treating cancer as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.


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