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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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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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Join us for our next evening webinar this Tuesday, December 11th! Arising out of seminars for men/partners affected by prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction, Psychology Professor Dr. Gabriela Ilie and Oncologist Dr. Rob Rutledge offer a practical and integrated approach to nurturing the deepest connection with our partners. Drawing on the principles of mindfulness, proven intimacy exercises, and idea of “slowing way, way down”, this presentation can dramatically improve and even transcend the essential elements of healthy sexuality. The webinar will be followed by a question & answer session. Time time slot makes it easier for couples to listen to this one together - which we highly recommend. Register below:

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