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March 31: National Day of Action for a New Health Accord!
March 31: National Day of Action for a New Health Accord!
Men can and do survive prostate cancer
One in every 12 Canadians will develop lung cancer
Helene Hurchings, Founder of www.AnalCancer-ABumRap.com, Bill Dolan, Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa and Lianne Dogen, BRCA Chat Ottawa
Jackie Manthorne, President & CEO of CCSN & Byron James, Manager, CCS Ottawa Community Office
CCSN Director Elaine Dean, PCCN Ottawa's Chuck Graham, Mayor Watson, CCSN President & CEO Jackie Manthorne
CCSN's National Cancer Survivors Day Toronto event
CCSN President & CEO Jackie Manthorne & Derek Lawrence
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Jackie Manthorne, president & CEO of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, speak on the topic “What do cancer patients want?” at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on April 14, 2014.
Do you think you know what cancer patients really want? Can you identify the gaps in Canada’s cancer care system? Are you aware of the ways that patients themselves are coming up with their own solutions to fill these gaps?
Join Jackie Manthorne, president and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network and engaged cancer care advocate for the past 15 years, and find out what cancer patients, caregivers and survivors want our healthcare system to deliver in order to ensure the very best standards of care. From strategies to support early diagnosis and access to timely treatment and follow up care to better support for cancer patients, or issues related to survivorship or quality of end of life care, cancer patients have a point of view that needs to be considered.
The cost is $89 per individual with tables of 10 available; lunch will be served.
Advance registration is required; numbers are limited, so book now.
For tickets visit http://www.economicclub.ca.Read more
On National Cancer Survivors Day and during the first week of June we honor survivors with a Coffee Party with a Purpose event to create awareness and raise funds for CCSN’s mission of supporting and empowering cancer survivors.
National Cancer Survivors Day® is Sunday, June 1, 2014. This 27th annual celebration of life will be held in hundreds of communities worldwide. Cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, and healthcare professionals will unite to show that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, productive, and even inspiring.
You are invited to hold a Coffee Party With a Purpose in your own office, across your organization, or in your home, to honor cancer survivors for their strength and courage.
“Surviving cancer is more than just living. It’s an attitude about life and living each day to the fullest,” says CCSN Board Member Mona Forrest, Coffee Party with a Purpose organizer for CCSN. You will find our community’s Coffee Party events filled with joy, camaraderie, hope, compassion, faith, and love as we honor cancer survivors for their strength and courage. We will also recognize the contributions of their families, friends, and healthcare providers and discuss the issues faced by cancer survivors today.”
Anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life, is a cancer survivor, according to the National Cancer Survivor Day Foundation.Read more
Not all that long ago in Canada, the triad of early detection of breast cancer was breast self-examination (BSE), clinical breast exam, and mammography. These three were the most widely used tools in the early detection of breast cancer.
However, in the late 1990 and early 2000s, breast self-examination came under attack, and even such organizations as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation modified their recommendations from promoting BSE to promoting breast awareness “because there is insufficient or inconclusive scientific evidence of an effective BSE technique, or an effective way for health care providers to teach it to women, or that BSE reduces breast cancer mortality.”
Although clinical breast exams (CBE) should be part of a regular check-up, many health care practitioners have either not been taught the correct way to perform CBE or do not have the time to include one in a patient’s annual check-up. In addition, the Ontario Breast Screening Program, which used to offer a clinical breast exam as well as a mammogram for women aged 59-70, no longer performs CBEs.
And increasingly, mammography has been under attack.Read more
OTTAWA, February 12, 2014 – “Women should continue to seek breast cancer screening using mammography, a form of x‐ray of the breast,” emphasizes Dr. Jacques Lévesque, President of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR), the national association representing radiologists in Canada.
Results from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study (CNBSS) published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) concluded that annual mammography does not reduce breast cancer deaths. The CAR is very concerned that women will feel there is no need to pursue breast cancer screening, when in fact, several other breast cancer screening reports indicate the opposite.
The CAR joins the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging, who also have concerns that the report is “incredibly misleading analysis based on the deeply flawed and widely discredited Canadian National Breast Screening Study (CNBSS). The results of this BMJ study, and others resulting from the CNBSS trial, should not be used to create breast cancer screening policy as this would place a great many women at increased risk of dying unnecessarily from breast cancer.”Read more
New data released on financial, decision-making and emotional burden of cancer
LAVAL, Quebec, January 14, 2014 – A 2013 Léger national survey of cancer patients and their caregivers, commissioned by Sanofi Canada, sheds new light on the striking financial, decision-making and emotional burden the disease puts on cancer patients and their caregivers. The survey finds that 18% of patients experience difficulty in finding flexible work options while battling cancer, while 49% of all caregivers also struggle to integrate caring for loved ones into their work schedules.
Surveyed caregivers said that, in addition to being a source of financial stress, cancer caregiving took a toll on their lifestyle and emotional outlook. Many noted that it forced them to choose between work and care; including taking time off from work or preventing them from moving for work.Read more
The CCSN webinar series is of interest to patients, survivors, family, friends, caregivers, and any member of the community interested in the best possible care and follow-up for cancer patients and survivors. The impact of volunteering and taking positive action to effect change are important elements in the transition to post-treatment life.
If you missed some of these webinars, click here to access the archived versions!Read more
Prostate cancer can impact quality of life, affecting patients’ day-to-day life and overall well-being. According to a new national survey of men who have or have had prostate cancer, the condition’s physical manifestations can also lead to psychological and social concerns, both of which are more pronounced for those in the later stages of the disease, when the tumour has metastasized or spread beyond the prostate. The most reported physical concern (64 per cent) for all men surveyed is being unable to maintain an erection; however, for men with advanced (stages 3 and 4) prostate cancer, the psychological concerns (69 per cent) and social concerns (50 per cent) are just as important, and include feelings of loss of masculinity, loss of dignity and loss of identity, and missing out on important life events.Read more
April 17 Watch CCSN's April 17, 2014 Webinar on how to maximize your website and social media to promote change! Thursday, April 17, 1 pm EST Are you interested in starting or improving your website and social media accounts? Do you want… Read more of Did you miss CCSN's webinar on how to maximize your social media and website to promote change? Watch it here!
April 11 On National Cancer Survivors Day and during the first week of June we honor survivors with a Coffee Party with a Purpose event to create awareness and raise funds for CCSN’s mission of supporting and empowering cancer survivors. National Cancer… Read more of Join the Coffee Party with a Purpose!
April 9 Register now for CCSN's April 17, 2014 Webinar on how to maximize your website and social media to promote change! Thursday, April 17, 1 pm EST Are you interested in starting or improving your website and social media accounts? Do… Read more of CCSN Webinar - How to Maximize your Website & Social Media to Promote Change
April 9 April 7, 2013 More than 56,000 Ontarians vote to stop the dismantling of community hospitals in volunteer-led referendum: Health Coalition Ontarians “passionate” about stopping the contracting out of their local public hospital services to private clinics Toronto – Over the… Read more of OHC - More than 56, 000 Ontarians vote to stop private clinics
April 4 The Economic Club of Canada presents: Jackie Manthorne President & CEO Canadian Cancer Survivor Network What Do Cancer Patients Want? Monday, April 14th, 2014 11:45am-1:30pm One King West Hotel, Austin Gallery 1 King Street West, Toronto $89 Individual with tables… Read more of Jackie Manthorne, CCSN President & CEO, speaking at the Economic Club of Canada!
April 2 ADAO Urges Congress to Stop Asbestos Imports and Ban Asbestos Washington, D.C. - April 2, 2014 -- The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds the statement today from Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, Acting U.S. Surgeon General that "There is no… Read more of Acting U.S. Surgeon General Issues Statement on the Dangers of Asbestos in Support of National Asbestos Awareness Week, April 1-7, 2014
Pansies for Pancreatic Cancer Get involved with our pansy campaign this spring! Pansies in the spring symbolize hope for all those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic Cancer Canada launched this campaign in Ottawa in April 2012 to raise awareness of…
2014 will mark 20 years since the discovery of BRCA1. Join colleagues – clinicians and researchers from over 25 countries – for the fifth edition of this event which has come to be recognized as one of the leading international…
The Public Health Association of NB-PEI and Public Health Association of NS are pleased to announce a 2-day learning event designed to enhance the practical capacity and knowledge of public health stakeholders in the Maritimes to incorporate a health equity…
CAPO 2014 – Early Bird Registration March 15, 2014 April 30 — May 2, 2014 Winnipeg, Manitoba The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is please to present The Heart of the Matter, connecting knowledge, creativity and compassion. Three pre-conference…
BioMed Central will host the second biennial Metabolism, Diet and Disease: Cancer and metabolism conference on 28th to 30th May 2014 in Washington DC, USA. Please note that there has been a recent change of venue and we are delighted…
Want to know more about Canada’s drug approval process? View ‘The Mad, Fairytale World of Drug Approval in Canada’ here!
Find out more about the structure of the healthcare system in Canada: Click here to watch our webinar on Canada’s healthcare system!
Learn about bone health in cancer: Did you miss CCSN’s webinar on bone health in cancer? Click here to access the archived webinar!
Missed any of CCSN’s webinars? Watch them now! Access all the archived webinars in CCSN’s 2013 Webinar Series!
Join CCSN in its fight against asbestos! The Canadian Meso Blog Unveiled!
New CCSN Video! CCSN Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Video!
What are biosimilars? Watch Jackie Manthorne, CCSN President & CEO, in an online video series on biosimilars
Read about recent prostate cancer survey: New Survey Reveals the effects of prostate cancer go beyond the physical, leading to feelings of loss of masculinity and identify
Not all that long ago in Canada, the triad of early detection of breast cancer was breast self-examination (BSE), clinical breast exam, and mammography. These three were the most widely… Read more of Is mammography in danger?