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Canada’s new breast screening guidelines put women’s lives at risk

December 10, 2018

The following is a press release put forth by our partners at Dense Breasts Canada. December 10, 2018 – Toronto – Canada’s new breast screening guidelines will cause unnecessary deaths and harm and should be ignored by women and their family physicians, say two of this country’s leading breast screening experts. The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTF) today released its latest guidelines

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Report on CCSN’s Third All-party Cancer Caucus at Queen’s Park, Nov. 29, 2018

December 6, 2018

From Screening to Rehabilitation: Ensuring Survivorship for Cancer Patients in Ontario Report on CCSN’s Third All-party Cancer Caucus at Queen’s Park On November 29, 2018, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, MPPs and staff, cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals met together at the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park in Toronto. This third meeting of the All-party Cancer Caucus kicked off with an introduction to

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Watch our most recent webinar! Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Where has it been, and where is it going?

November 30, 2018

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Where has it been, and where is it going? Originally Broadcasted: Thursday, November 29th 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET The webinar provided an introduction to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), assessed the results achieved to date by the current Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control and discussed what should be considered in a renewed cancer strategy. In particular, the presentation covered

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  • Jan16
    FREE WEBCAST: Cancer and Nutrition Myths

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST PRESENTER: Callie Gross, Registered Dietitian from the Supportive Care Program at the Northeast Cancer Centre This webinar will address various nutrition myths such as: sugar feeding cancer, alkaline diet, detox diet, ketogenic diet, organic, supplement use, and superfoods. It will provide evidenced based nutrition information and provide resources that are reliable and up-to-date. OBJECTIVES: Bust nutrition

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  • Feb28
    Free Session! Cannabis: Does it have a place in palliative care?

    Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10 to 11 a.m. PST In person: UBC Okanagan, Reichwald Health Sciences Centre RHS 260 LT, Kelowna BC Live webcast: details will be emailed closer to session date. Co-sponsored by: The Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, the North Okanagan Hospice Society and the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) PRESENTER: Dr. Lynda Balneaves, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba ABSTRACT:  FREE

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    2019 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma

    Registration for the 2019 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma: Monday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 27, 2019, is now open! Please use the earlybird code EARLY25 to claim your discount available through January 15, 2019. Click here to register. This signature three-day conference brings together patients, caregivers, family members, those who have lost loved ones to mesothelioma, clinicians, researchers, and others interested in eradicating mesothelioma, to discuss treatment, its advances,

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  • STUDY NOTICE – Seeking participants for a survey on peer support in cancer

    Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is conducting a study with Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) in Canada with cancer to understand their needs and preferences for peer support and interest in using a digital app to connect with peer cancer survivors. If you were diagnosed with cancer between 15 and 39 years of age, please complete the following online 25 minute survey for a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card! Now

  • Right2Survive – Share Your Voice and Your Story

    Despite being the number one cancer killer in Canada, outcomes in lung cancer lag behind other cancers. We can do more. Lung cancer patients deserve a chance to become cancer survivors. Share your survivor story and add your name to stand with cancer survivors.Participate Now

  • Liver Cancer Survivors Physical Activity Survey

    Researchers from the University of Toronto are conducting an online study on the exercise programming preferences of adult liver cancer survivors. The online survey takes 45-60 minutes to complete. You must be 18 or older to participate. The goal of this research is to understand how we can best design physical activity programs to support liver cancer survivors. Questions? Contact 416-946-3624 or email Dr. Linda Trinh at linda.trinh@utoronto.eduParticipate Now

  • Take the All.Can Cancer Patient Survey!

    You CAN help to shape the future of cancer care! Take this short patient survey to help us gather insights on where gaps and waste occur, and how cancer care could be improved.Participate Now

  • Share Your Thoughts: Help KCA Uncover Unmet Needs In Kidney Cancer/RCC

    The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) would like to learn more about your experience after undergoing surgery for kidney cancer/renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in order to uncover unmet needs in education, resources and treatment.

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  • Building A Voice for Primary Liver Cancer Patients & Caregivers in Canada

    Has liver cancer affected you or someone you know? The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is looking for patients, caregivers, families, clinicians and others affected by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of primary liver cancer.Participate Now

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Cancer Journey Stories

The Face of Prostate Cancer: Paul’s Story

Paul Mayotte was much like most men his age, healthy, happy and ready to embrace retirement. He began the yearly check-ups with his doctor when he turned 50 and also began the PSA test (Prostate-Specific Antigen) to establish a baseline for potential prostate problems. When Mayotte turned 60 things began to change with his PSA levels and he was referred to a urologist. After a

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Memo for Pink Charities: Men Get This Disease Too – Rod Ritchie

Sitting in my doctor’s waiting room for a visit to find out the reasons for a breast lump, I recall that 50 years earlier, my mother had breast cancer. As a guy, the last thing on my mind was breast cancer. I was relieved when on this visit (and a subsequent visit), I was assured that all was well. A month later, with an obviously

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