CCSN Attends Ontario Health Coalition Conference

Tiffany Glover, CCSN Policy & Public Affairs Manager, attended the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) Assembly and Conference in Toronto on November 17-18, 2012. The discussion topic for the first day of the conference was protecting health care in the face of austerity, and included briefings on charting the electoral landscape, key issues and strategies of the political

Thermography not authorized to screen for breast cancer

Thermography has been in the news lately it is increasingly being used for breast cancer screening although it has been called into question by a recent CBC News investigation, which showed that some clinics offering thermography, which uses a heat-sensitive infrared camera, can detect indications of breast cancer much earlier than mammography. Health Canada is

For Men with Prostate Cancer, Sex Still Matters

Canadians underestimate difficulty of coping with prostate cancer’s impact on sex life   TORONTO Nov 29, 2012: Two recent Leger Marketing surveys probing Canadians’ perceptions of the most difficult things to deal with if faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer illustrate a significant gap in appreciating quality of life issues associated with the disease. For instance,

CCSN calls for timely access to targeted bone therapies for patients with advanced prostate cancer in BC

November 12, 2012 – The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is deeply concerned that men, in British Columbia, with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to their bones are not receiving the same evidence-based care as patients in other provinces.  Patients in British Columbia are being denied access to bone targeted treatment at the appropriate time in

Managing chemo’s side-effects

Check out the article in yesterday’s Vancouver Sun entitled “Managing chemo’s side-effects,” which includes a quote from me. The article is about febrile neutropenia (FN), which is one of the most common side-effects of chemo. FN is the combination of a low white blood cell count and fever of 38.3 degrees or higher. Left untreated,

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network announces website launch just in time for breast cancer awareness month

Website features video testimonials and information about chemo-induced nausea and vomiting OTTAWA, Ontario – October 3, 2012 – Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is pleased to announce the launch of their website (www.survivornet.ca) and their new Ottawa office at an open house that will be attended by

Giving a Voice to Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Awareness Reception at Queen’s Park on September 27, 2012

TORONTO, September 20, 2012 – In recent years, prostate cancer awareness and research has made significant headway with global educational campaigns focused on prevention and survivorship; however, less attention has been given to prostate cancer in the advanced stages – for men whose cancer has spread, or metastasized – and who are running out of time. September is