Increased melanoma diagnoses basis for new Melanoma Portal

Ottawa, November 3, 2015: The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is pleased to announce the launch of its newest website portal on melanoma at http://survivornet.ca/en/cancer_basics/melanoma_portal. Approximately 6,500 Canadians are diagnosed with melanoma annually, and this number increases every year.  For those dealing with this type of cancer, the journey from diagnosis to treatment and management of the disease is rarely a road travelled alone. Spouses, partners,

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 cancer will at some point be diagnosed with metastatic breast

Participate in the consultations of the Canadian Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation

On June 24, 2014, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the creation of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation to look at creative healthcare ideas and approaches that exist in Canada and abroad, identify those that hold the greatest promise for Canada, and offer its recommendations on how the federal government can support them. Over the next year, the Panel will seek to identify five promising

Is mammography in danger?

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

Finding Flexible Work Difficult for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

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