CCSN Submission to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

On August 29, 2016, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network made a submission to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation. The text of our submission follows. The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is a charitable organization of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, families, friends, community partners and sponsors who work together to take action to

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

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

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

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

CCSN’s fourth advocacy webinar was on Wednesday, June 12!

Webinar: How To Use Social Media To Influence Decision-Makers The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is offering a series of eight advocacy webinars designed to give you information to help you become an effective advocate. These webinars are supported by Novartis Canada, and each focuses on a different aspect of the advocacy process. Our most recent