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From The Desk of Vanessa – October

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Thank you, October, for bringing awareness to such an important topic! Breast Cancer. One in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime and it is considered the most common cancer in women! Although the survival rate has significantly increased over the years, some women still lack knowledge about […]

From the Desk of Vanessa – September

Written by: Vanessa De Aquino, RPN, 3rd year Nursing BScN student at Trent University  The Ovaries and Some Risk Factors  The female reproductive system consists of a few internal and external organs and each plays a different role in fertility and hormone production. The ovaries are these two little glands, each located on each side of […]

From the Desk of Vanessa – August

Written by: Vanessa De Aquino, RPN, 3rd year Nursing BScN student at Trent University   August: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month  The month of August brings attention to neuromuscular disorders that affect so many people around the world. There is an increased need for research as some of the conditions can be quite devastating to individuals and […]

From The Desk of Vanessa – July

Written by: Vanessa De Aquino, RPN, 3rd year Nursing BScN student at Trent University July 17th: Glioblastoma Awareness Day July 17th marked a very important day that brings awareness about the most common and complex type of brain cancer: glioblastoma. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, it was estimated that 3,200 Canadians were diagnosed with brain and […]

From the Desk of Vanessa – May

May: Bladder Cancer Awareness Month  The month of May brings an important topic which is awareness about bladder cancer. For this reason, this month will be focused on the urinary system and the importance of urine (or pee) to the body.  Let’s dig into health promotion strategies and preventative measurements to keep your pee and […]

From The Desk Of Vanessa

Written by: Vanessa De Aquino, RPN, 3rd year Nursing BScN student at Trent University  April: World Hemophilia Day – April 17th The month of April marks World Hemophilia Day so why not speak about blood disorders? Shine Through the Rain would like to bring some insight into what our blood is and its components and what […]

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