Most Canadians believe that when Employment Insurance (EI) deductions are taken from their paycheques, these benefits will be available when they need them. However, EI sickness benefits, which are accessed in the event of illness, only last for 15 weeks. For those cancer patients who need chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, or some combination of the
QUÉBEC, le 15 janv. 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – La ministre déléguée aux Services sociaux et à la Protection de la jeunesse et ministre responsable du dossier Mourir dans la dignité, madame Véronique Hivon, a rendu public aujourd’hui le rapport du comité d’experts sur la mise en œuvre juridique des recommandations de la Commission spéciale de
London, England, September 17, 2012 – There have been reports in the media this week of recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that screening healthy asymptomatic women for ovarian cancer can do more harm than good. To date no ovarian cancer screening strategy has been shown to save lives however the
OTTAWA, January 14, 2013 – According to the results of a new survey completed by over 1,070 members of the Canadian Pharmacists Association, Canadian Medical Association, and Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists in October 2012, drug shortages clearly remain a problem for Canada’s health system. The survey confirms that the health and well?being of patients is
World Cancer Day 2013 (4 February 2013) will focus on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Dispel damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer, under the tagline “Cancer – Did you know?”. World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease.
Toronto, ON, January 9, 2013 – The Ontario Health Coalition, representing more than 400 organizations dedicated to protecting public health care, including the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, warns that the Ontario government’s proposed Seniors’ Strategy threatens the core principle of universal health care for all. “Universality is a core principle for health care. As more
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network has learned that BC Pharmacare has listed the newest bone-targeting agent on its formulary for men with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to their bones, who are considered palliative. While this is good news for these patients and a positive step forward, other men with prostate cancer that has