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Living in the Information Age with Cancer

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Randy O’Dell House

3910 Seton Drive SE

Calgary, Alberta T3M 2N9

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The internet is not Dr. Google! Navigating the internet is akin to driving in a foreign city. The wrong turn takes you to the wrong place and the right path leads you to great places. This seminar will help guide people in sourcing “good” information on the internet relating to your cancer. With content on the internet constantly evolving it is important to know how to find information rather then telling you where to go. Patients use the internet for various reasons, which evolve during their journey. The intended audience are people recently diagnosed with cancer or caregivers, starting a new treatment, at a decision point or want a forum to share their wisdom.

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It was December 2013 and after months of presenting symptoms that were discounted, the diagnosis came, metastasized lung cancer at 36 years old. Shaneel’s late wife was non-smoker and an avid runner. She was given months to live but defied the odds and became an outlier. Shaneel and his wife used the internet to find peers one-step ahead in their journey; patient forums to discuss side effects; blogs and clinical papers. Our on-line community gave us confidence and guidance in every stage of our journey. Shaneel is a computer engineer by training and because of his journey started a company dedicated to providing better ways for patients to manage their health data. Based in Calgary, his health startup has designed a service to empower patients and researchers alike. The application can track and connect treatment plans, improve patient health awareness, and collect concise symptom and treatment information. The platform is flexible and can track any conventional and complementary therapies, symptom or metric. The service is expanding to provide a community to find your peers with the same disease profile.

Please note: within a few days of your registration on Eventbrite or Facebook, you will receive an email from “Wellspring Calgary - GameTime” with information about your registration.

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Do I need to be a Wellspring member to attend this program?

No. Wellspring membership is not required to attend this program. It is open to the public, but if you wish to become a Wellspring Calgary member, please visit our website wellspringcalgary.ca.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We will note your name on our list - there is no need to bring a ticket

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3910 Seton Drive SE

Calgary, Alberta T3M 2N9

Canada

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