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Two weeks left until Rare Disease Day 2018 on 28 February! #ShowYourRare!

February 14, 2018

Show Your Rare for Rare Disease Day! There are only two weeks left until Rare Disease Day 2018 on 28 February. Take part in the interactive #ShowYourRare social media campaign – paint your face and share your selfie on social media to show your support for the rare disease community! You can also print this social media board to hold up in your photos. You

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McGill Looking for ON & QC Volunteers for Study on Self-Care After Cancer Treatment

February 7, 2018

Have you completed your cancer treatments and are finding it hard to get back to doing and enjoying your “usual” activities, including returning to work, socializing with friends, completing daily chores, engaging in pleasurable leisure activities or maintaining a nutrition and exercise plan? A McGill University-Princess Margaret Cancer Centre research team is offering free self-care tools (relaxation/mindfulness

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Living with Cancer: A Report on the Patient Experience

February 6, 2018

To learn more and see the report, click here. Living with Cancer: A Report on the Patient Experience, is the first in a series looking at Canadian cancer care exclusively from the patient perspective, illustrating the experience of those individuals and families living with and beyond cancer. This groundbreaking report includes data drawn from multiple

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb21
    Quality Forum 2018

    Quality Forum 2018 will be a three-day event, with its main two days of programming taking place on February 22 & 23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver in downtown Vancouver! Regular registration costs $325.

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  • Feb22
    Patient-Focused Consultation Session to Help Advance a Seamless Patient Experience for Cancer Patients

    The Canadian Cancer Action Network is pleased to share this opportunity for our members to participate in a patient-focused consultation session to help advance a seamless patient experience for cancer patients. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) is leading an initiative to create a seamless experience for the pre-diagnosis phase (from suspicion to diagnosis) of

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  • Feb28
    #ShowYourRare for Rare Disease Day!

    Show Your Rare for Rare Disease Day! Take part in the interactive #ShowYourRare social media campaign – paint your face and share your selfie on social media to show your support for the rare disease community! You can also print this social media board to hold up in your photos. For more information, visit https://www.rarediseaseday.org/

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  • ON & QC Volunteers Needed for Study on Self-Care After Cancer

    A McGill University-Princess Margaret Cancer Centre research team is offering free self-care tools (relaxation/mindfulness CDs/MP3s & cognitive behavioral therapy skills-enhancing workbooks) as well as telephone coaching to eligible persons aged 18 and over in a study funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.Participate Now

  • Sleep Well Study with The Ottawa Hospital

    A study on the effectiveness of an online treatment for insomnia. The Ottawa Hospital is looking for participants with insomnia who have completed cancer treatments.Participate Now

  • The MATCH Study: Now Recruiting!

    A ground-breaking new study measuring the effects of Mindfulness Meditation and Tai Chi/Qigong on quality of life for cancer survivors.  Participate Now

  • PROSTAID Calgary’s 2018 Symposium

    Cancer is one of the world’s most pressing health care challenges. PROSTAID Calgary’s Cancer Advocacy Symposium will create an interactive and collaborative forum between Alberta politicians and policymakers, and Alberta’s cancer community. This call for volunteers is an opportunity to come together in a collaborative setting to discuss the most pressing issues facing Alberta’s healthcare system.Participate Now

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Cancer Journey Stories

With Hope, The Odds Don’t Matter – Heather Von St. James

My whole future was planned out. My first baby was due soon, I planned on taking a short maternity leave and heading back to work as my job as a stylist and part owner in a busy salon. I booked my clients around my daughter’s birth and barring any unforeseen circumstances, it would all work

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Just Breathe: Learning to Live With Bone Mets – Eileen Dahl

by Eileen Dahl A snowy day, mid-December, 2015, I was sitting in my car. The receptionist at my family doctor’s office had called to let me know that the results of yesterday’s bone scan were in and I needed to come in to discuss them. I asked if I should bring someone with me for

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