My cancer story

At 9 or 10 years old, I felt a lump on my back that was initially diagnosed as a lipoma (non cancerous fat lump).

At 16, after an elective surgery to remove the lump is when I received the devastating diagnosis of synovial sarcoma. 

A one in a million type of cancer.

And my cancer journey began.

It's now been over 27 years of being cancer free.

But the unexpected reality for me, as is the case for so many survivors, is that cancer free doesn't always feel free.

There's the fear of recurrence, questions on diet and how to lower risks, side effects from treatments, late effects of treatments and so much more. 

But at some point - I had to make a decision to focus on what I could change and how I wanted to move forward.

My passion is to help other women rebuild and thrive beyond cancer and do the same.

Because there is so much we can do for our health and how we feel!

(P.S. If you'd like to read more on my cancer story - you can access it here: Elephants and Tea Magazine.)

My professional training...

  • 4 year Human Biology Hons. BSc from the University of Toronto
  • 4 year CNME*-accredited Naturopathic Medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto, ON)¬†
  • 2 year CNME-accredited Naturopathic Adjunctive Cancer Care Residency Program
  • Board certified and licensed¬†Naturopathic Doctor¬†through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario
  • Certified Cancer Coach training¬†developed by an Emeritus Scientist from the world renowned Princess Margaret Research Institute at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Founder of the Femme Thrive Method recovery program: 12 week post treatment recovery and prevention program designed for women
  • 12+ years of clinical experience with a special focus in cancer¬†recovery and prevention
  • served as a medical advisor for 5+ years with the Colon Cancer Canada

*CNME or Council of Naturopathic Medical Education is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit doctoral programs in naturopathic medicine in the U.S. and Canada.

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