Bright’s Grove native sharing her experience with colon cancer on stage

  Dani Taylor feels like she's making up big time these days for being a “bratty” cancer patient.   The 26-year-old Bright's Grove native – who survived colon cancer and lived to talk about it – is now volunteering at Toronto's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, sharing her story and advice with patients undergoing treatment in

CCSN?s recent visit to Queen?s Park

Jackie Manthorne, CCSN president & CEO, paid a visit to Queen’s Park in late May to meet with several MPPs and other decision-makers to discuss issues related to cancer survivorship. While there, she met with:   Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. Holly Burke, Senior Policy Analyst in the office of Dr.

Launch of Lilly Oncology on Canvas 2016

While attending the 2016 conference of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) in Halifax May 11-13, CCSN president and CEO Jackie Manthorne and Mona Forrest, secretary of CCSN’s Board of Directors, took part in the official launch of Lilly Oncology on Canvas 2016.   CCSN is pleased to once again be partnering with CAPO

Lab environment in Mission led to cancer, court rules

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of three Mission Memorial Hospital workers who claimed they developed breast cancer as a result of conditions in their laboratory workplace.   Katrina Hammer, Patricia Schmidt and Anne MacFarlane were denied compensation by the Workers’ Compensation Board after being diagnosed with the disease between 2002 and

Asbestos-related cancer costs Canadians billions

A first-ever estimate of the toll of asbestos-related cancers on society pegs the cost of new cases at $1.7-billion per year in Canada, and notes that is likely an under-estimate. The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma from work-related asbestos exposure in Canada amounts to an average of $818,000 per case, according to a

Family doctors don?t always give smokers lung cancer tests

Many family physicians don’t believe lung cancer screening can reduce deaths from these tumors, and some of them don’t offer tests even to longtime smokers, a U.S. survey suggests. Nearly all family doctors agree that early cancer detection is more likely with low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans taken in a machine that rotates around the

Cancer survivors fight again, for fairness

    Deborah Maskens was told she had a year to live when she was first diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer in 1996.   Twenty years later, the Guelph native is still very much alive and taking her fight for better chemotherapy coverage east to Nova Scotia, where residents pay the highest annual deductible

CCSN Webinar – Private Insurance Plans – Do they have a future in Canada?

Watch the webinar on YouTube: View the slides on Slideshare: Private Insurance Plans – Do they have a future in Canada? from Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Webinar Information On Thursday, June 16 CCSN held a webinar titled: “Private Insurance Plans: Do they have a future in Canada?”  This webinar provided a background to the role

Chronic disease more prevalent among aboriginals: Cancer Care Ontario

Cancer Care Ontario is calling on the province to take urgent action to help a number of chronic health problems among aboriginal communities. The organization says rates of disease are higher among First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations than their non-aboriginal counterparts. They say 63 per cent of First Nations people living off reserve and 61 per