What Men Told Us: CCSN’s prostate cancer survey report

Media Release September 23, 2020 What Men Told Us CCSN’s prostate cancer survey report In August 2018, CCSN employed a thoughtful and comprehensive national prostate cancer survey to help capture the patient, survivor and caregiver perspective on the prostate cancer journey from diagnosis to survivorship. The purpose of this survey was to help the prostate cancer community better understand the journey that prostate cancer patients,

Cancer still waiting…

If you think that COVID-19 disruption of cancer care is nearly over, think again! CCSN’s recent Leger survey of 1,243 Canadians revealed that the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a crisis in essential cancer care across the country. Cancer patients, their caregivers and those awaiting confirmation of a cancer diagnosis faced and still face postponed and cancelled appointments, tests and treatment, causing

Anxieties of cancer patients and caregivers about phone and virtual appointments during the pandemic

Before COVID-19, seeing a doctor or specialist generally meant seeing them in person. Now, it typically means talking to them on the phone, or perhaps over a video call. Although most cancer patients and caregivers are okay with alternative means of contact, some have found them inadequate, according to a survey recently conducted for the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network by Leger. Some are concerned about

Cancer Survivors Needed for an Online Survey

The Exercise Oncology Lab at the University of Toronto (PI: Dr. Linda Trinh) is looking for cancer survivors to complete an online survey about their experiences with physical activity and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. They hope to use this information to develop tailored resources to address the needs of cancer survivors during this time. The survey takes about 45 minutes to complete. Anyone

Pancreatic cancer – Promising Treatment for Deadly Cancer Blocked by Canadian Regulators

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – While innovations in health care are spurring extraordinary advances in the treatment of malignant tumours, progress has been limited when it comes to the world’s toughest cancer. Pancreatic Cancer Canada is fighting to raise survival rates for pancreatic cancer patients through targeted investments in research, increased awareness and patient support, community activation and advocacy initiatives. Pancreatic cancer is the

Lung cancer patients and caregivers anxious about their vulnerability to COVID-19

It’s hard to think of a worse time to be a lung cancer patient than during a global pandemic. This situation provides many sources of anxiety: lung cancer patients are worried about being vulnerable to infection, about getting severely ill if they do get COVID-19, and about the potential for infection in places like hospitals. The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network’s recent survey provides a window