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Your CCSN August Newsletter is Here

September 3, 2021

The August 2021 edition of our Newsletter is now available. This issue includes: Cancer Still Waiting: Results of 3rd COVID-19 and Cancer survey...

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CCSN asks questions of parties and candidates during the 2021 Federal Election

August 31, 2021

During the Canadian 2021 Federal Election, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is once again asking questions to Canadian political parties and...

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Cancer Can’t Wait: New survey reveals COVID-19 continues to disrupt cancer care across Canada

August 26, 2021

The situation is critical! A new survey reveals COVID-19 continues to disrupt cancer care across Canada triggering another public health crisis...

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CCRAN’s Young Adult Colorectal Cancer Symposium Videos

August 5, 2021

The Colorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network (CCRAN) has provided CCSN with inaugural Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer (EAOCRC) Virtual...

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RELEASE: Provincial Health Coalitions Put Federal Parties on Notice: Canadians Demand Real Action to Fix Long-Term Care

August 20, 2021

Republished from Ontario Health Coalition (original article) (Canada-wide) – With a federal election called for September 20, provincial Health...

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Your CCSN July 2021 Newsletter is Here

July 30, 2021

The July 2021 edition of our Newsletter is now available. This issue includes an update on the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) changes,...

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A Milestone in Lung Cancer Screening

June 17, 2021

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, represented by President & CEO Jackie Manthorne, was pleased to be invited to speak at the Lung Health...

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Upcoming Events

  • Sep16
    FPON Webinar: Beyond Angelina Jolie: Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

    Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have a higher chance of developing ovarian cancer. It could also be from a BCRA gene mutation. There are some risk factors for breast cancer that are related to a women’s menstruation history.  FPON Webinar: Beyond Angelina Jolie: Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome is an upcoming webinar event hosted by BC Cancer’s Family Practice

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  • Sep18
    Climb for Cancer

    The Northern Lights Estate Winery is teaming up with Community Partners through the Canadian Cancer Society for the Climb for Cancer event. Participants will sign up individually or as a group to venture through Prince George’s widely recognized cutbanks. Funds raised will go towards the Canadian Cancer Society’s Kordyban Lodge, an accommodation lodge for cancer patients and caregivers in Prince George, BC. People of all fitness levels are encouraged to join. Participants

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  • Sep19
    The Terry Fox Virtual Run 2021

    The Terry Fox Virtual Run is happening on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 brought to you by The Terry Fox Foundation. The annual Terry Fox Run is a fall tradition in Canada, with more than 650 communities. The Run gives communities the chance to come together to celebrate the impact they can have as a force for good. Participate wherever you are for this virtual event!

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  • Sep25
    Cancer Walks for Bladder Cancer – Bladder Cancer Canada

    Bladder Cancer Canada is hosting their annual Cancer Walks for Bladder Cancer event sponsored by Ferring Canada to support bladder cancer patients and their caregivers, create awareness to help with early diagnosis, and funding research. The fundraising event looks a bit different this year and will be hosted online. Everyone is encouraged to come together virtually and “walk where you are” to help fundraise and support! Key

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  • Sep25
    Move for Melanoma – Save Your Skin Foundation

    Move for Melanoma hosted by the Save Your Skin Foundation is an activity challenge that takes place across Canada. The goal of the event is to bring awareness to melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer and ocular melanoma, while raising funds to support patients affected with these illnesses when they need it most. This year, the event will take place on September 25-26th, 2021. Participants will be

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  • Research Study: Cognitive Function & Physical Activity in Young Persons Treated for Cancer

    Are you an adolescent or young adult (16-39 years) who has completed primary cancer treatment? Researchers from the University of Ottawa want to hear from you to better understand the relationship between physical activity, cognitive function, and mental health in young persons treated for cancer.
    Participation in this online study involves completing a survey, completing three short neuropsychological tests, and possibly participating in an interview (this will only apply to a small subset of participants). You can read more about the survey initiative in the information flyer.
    You will be entered into a draw to win a $100 CAD Visa gift card for your time.
    If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact Sitara Sharma:
    Tel: 613-562-5800 x 7300 Email:
    Participate Now

  • Call for Stories about Dealing with Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction are two very common side effects of treatments for prostate cancer. They frequently persist for months or years after treatment. These side effects can seriously worsen patients’ quality of life. CCSN is undertaking a project to raise awareness of the need for rehabilitation services for prostate cancer survivors who experience these life-changing side effects, and to help make sure patients know about rehabilitation options that already exist. As part of this project, we are looking for stories from prostate cancer patients and survivors about dealing with incontinence or ED after treatment. These stories will be published in our updated prostate cancer section on our website. If you want to contribute a story, send us an email at

  • Call for Stories of Experience with COVID-19 and Cancer

    CCSN's surveys on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to cancer care have given us a lot of information about the numerous ways in which the pandemic has caused difficulties for cancer patients, caregivers, and pre-diagnosis patients. However, we're also interested in learning more specifically about the experience of cancer patients who were ill with COVID – fears and concerns, interactions with the healthcare system, and any other challenges or difficulties. If you are someone who has had cancer and you got COVID, and want to share your story, send us an email at

  • The Multiple Myeloma March – Myeloma Canada

    Myeloma Canada's Multiple Myeloma March is a national fundraising event to exclusively support myeloma research. Funds raised through the 2021 march will also go toward furthering important research projects and the Canadian Myeloma Research Group (CMRG) in their advancement of Canadian clinical trials in myeloma. Find a city near you for event dates and be a part of Myeloma Canada’s 13th Annual Multiple Myeloma March!Participate Now

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Cancer Journey Stories

Second Wind: Thriving After Lung Cancer – Dann Wonser

I have got to be the luckiest guy alive – because I am still alive. It started when I broke my ribs. That “lucky break” led to an X-Ray, which is how the spot on my lungs was discovered. If I had not gotten tested until I had symptoms, it might well have been too late for me. It was already Stage III, and back

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Surviving and Thriving – Suzanne Doré

The journey to my diagnosis with advanced stage bowel cancer was an unusual one. Six months prior to my diagnosis, our world had fallen apart. Our son Sam, who was 13 at the time, was diagnosed with advanced stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This type of cancer is very rare in the west for adults, let alone children. It grows in the nasopharynx, a cavity behind your

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