Canadian Cancer Survivor Network launches The Stomach Cancer Portal

Online resource recognizes the unique experience of individuals facing gastric cancer Ottawa, ON – November 24, 2014 – For those dealing with stomach cancer, the road from diagnosis to treatment and management of the disease is a challenging, burdensome journey. Stomach cancer impacts one of our most vital organs forcing patients to undergo significant lifestyle

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network online resource recognizes unique experiences of metastatic breast cancer patients

Ottawa, ON – October 10, 2014 – In recognition of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 13, 2014, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is proud to announce the launch of an online portal recognizing and addressing the experience of metastatic breast cancer at http://survivornet.ca/en/cancer_basics/metastatic_breast_cancer_1 Approximately 30 percent of women and men diagnosed with breast

New Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Chair wants patients to have more say

September 12, 2014, Ottawa, Ontario – Former breast cancer patient Elaine Dean was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) at their recent Annual General Meeting. Says CCSN President and CEO, Jackie Manthorne: “We are pleased to welcome Elaine as our incoming Board Chair. Her appointment will  help

Be aware that cancer side effects can last a lifetime

(NC) After six months of hormone therapy, and 38 doses of radiation, Jim Dorsey thought he'd finished with the treatment for his prostate cancer. Nearly 15 years later, he's a cancer survivor – but he's still feeling the effects of treatment. “I didn't realize that there would be long-term side effects from the treatment,” says

Better support system needed for cancer survivors

(NC) Canadian cancer patients are living longer than ever, with many patients now experiencing cancer as a chronic condition instead of an incurable disease. Did you know that 63 per cent of Canadian cancer patients live longer than five years after diagnosis, and that number rises to 81 per cent if they survive past the

Free postcards from CCSN now available to order!

Our bone health in cancer postcards are now available to order! They feature the text and artwork shown below. If you would like us to send you a package of these beautiful postcards for your organization (25 maximum) or personal (10 maximum) use, please send an email to mhandy@survivornet.ca. Please note you may also re-order the postcards

Cancer becoming a chronic condition for Canadian patients

Yet Canadians in the dark about cancer survival rates OTTAWA (June 24, 2014) – Cancer isn’t always a matter of life and death anymore – today, an increasing number of Canadians are living with cancer as a chronic condition. However, the majority of Canadians and the healthcare system have not necessarily responded to this shift.