News release

Cancer Lecture to Discuss Life After Cancer Diagnosis

NOTE: A list of sites where the lecture will be available by video conference follows this release.

If You're Not Living, You're Dying is the title of the next Cancer Answers lecture Thursday, Oct. 18, in Sydney.

The Cancer Care Nova Scotia event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in Classroom 2, level 4 of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, and by video conference at 19 sites across the province.

The lecture series is designed to provide Nova Scotians with quality cancer information. The lecture will be presented by Bryan Mudryk, a two-time cancer survivor and host of TSN SportsCentre.

"Imagine being 17-years-old, ready to take on the world, hopes of playing college baseball, a whole lifetime to look forward to. Then, imagine feeling like you might not see next year or even next month," said Mr. Mudryk. "Seventeen years later, I still live everyday like it's my last.

"Sometimes life isn't fair. But, I have learned over time that maybe that's the point. I now tell the people I love, that I love them. I actually will stop and watch a sun set, enjoy a glass of wine.

"I chase every dream and hope and desire no matter how many people say it's not possible. Because I have already been down that road and I love proving them wrong. I'm honoured and excited to share my story in Nova Scotia in a few weeks! And I promise not to 'lockout' anyone."

Cancer Care Nova Scotia, a program of the Department of Health and Wellness, was created in 1998 to facilitate quality cancer prevention and care for all Nova Scotians. It supports health professionals in providing patients with high quality care.

Its work with other organizations and its screening programs raise awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyles to reduce cancer risk, and educate Nova Scotians about available testing such as Pap tests for cervical cancer and home screening kits for colon cancer. The goal is to find cancer earlier and treat it better.

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If You're Not Living, You're Dying is the title of the next Cancer Answers lecture Thursday, October 18th, in Sydney.

The lecture will be presented by Bryan Mudryk, a two- time cancer survivor and host of TSN SportsCentre.

Hosted by Cancer Care Nova Scotia, it will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in Classroom 2, level 4 of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

It will also be available by videoconference at 19 sites across the province. For a list of sites, visit w-w-w dot cancer care dot N-S dot C-A.

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Media Contact:

Christine Smith
Cancer Care Nova Scotia 902-222-9739 E-mail:

The lecture will be available by video conference at these sites:

  • Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow
  • Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro
  • Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst
  • Digby General Hospital, Digby
  • Dartmouth General Hospital, Dartmouth
  • Guysborough Memorial Hospital, Guysborough
  • Hants Community Hospital, Windsor
  • Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche
  • Roseway Hospital, Shelburne
  • St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre, Arichat
  • St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Sherbrooke
  • Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston
  • Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton
  • South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater
  • Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville
  • Veterans Memorial Building, Halifax
  • Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck
  • Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Yarmouth