Sun Awareness Week: Safety Tips

It’s getting warmer outside! With the summer season fast approaching, many of us find ourselves spending a lot more time outside. Whether you’re biking to work, going on a hike, relaxing at the beach, or simply enjoying nature, outdoor activities are taking hold. While it is important to keep active and take advantage of the

Detecting cancer gene mutations from home: What you need to know

By Allison MacAlister CCSN Communications & Social Media Coordinator On March 6th 2018, the DNA test company 23andMe announced that it now has approval to tell customers of their mail-in DNA-testing kit about three gene mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 as part of their genetic health results. What does that mean, and is it worth

What is Cancer Rehabilitation? Part One

By Jaymee Maaghop CCSN Public Policy Assistant In a report released in 2017, it was found that one in every two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This report was released by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. With advancements in

Just Breathe: Learning to Live with Bone Mets

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

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: A Time to Change Our Thinking

According to Lung Cancer Canada, lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths, and yet it receives only 7% of research funding. In fact, lung cancer kills more Canadians than breast cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer, combined. It’s by far the most deadly cancer, yet it fails to attract the attention