Past Webinars

Catch up with the webinars you have missed!

The CCSN webinar series is for patients, survivors, family, friends, caregivers, and any member of the community interested in the best possible care and follow-up for cancer patients and survivors.

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Register Now! Upcoming Webinar on Breast Cancer Screening and Breast Density with Dr. Paula Gordon

February 5, 2020

Date Held: February 13th 2020 Presented By: Dr. Paula Gordon, Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia...

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We’re Hiring! – Social Media Coordinator

February 5, 2020

Wild about WordPress? Adore Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements? Serene about Survey Monkey? Apply now, to be Canadian Cancer Survivor...

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Public Consultation on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) – Have your say!

January 14, 2020

Medical assistance in dying (MAID) became legal in Canada in June 2016. Canada’s Criminal Code now exempts doctors and nurse practitioners who...

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb21
    Register now for Unmasking the Reality of Lung Cancer’s upcoming Gala!

    New Orleans Mardi Gras comes to Calgary at the 2nd annual Unmasking the Reality of Lung Cancer Gala. A Cajun themed dinner by Calgary's "Great Events Catering". Help support lung cancer research and awareness by attending Calgary’s Unmasking the Reality of Lung Cancer Mardi Gras Fundraising Gala.100% of funds raised will go to support research and the people affected.

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  • Feb26
    Register now for the Alberta Lymphedema Association’s Upcoming Lymphedema Night!

    The Alberta Lymphedema Association is so happy to have Lori Radke PT and Elizabeth Girling OT speaking at our lymphedema night. Lori Radke is a physiotherapist who has worked in Alberta for more than 30 years since graduating from the U of A in 1988. Elizabeth Girling is an Occupational Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist who has been the clinical lead for the Calgary Ambulatory Lymphedema Service

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  • Mar06
    Help the Lymphedema Association of Ontario Raise Awareness on World Lymphedema Day!

    Do you have 4 hours to help the Lymphedema Association of Ontario (LAO) to raise awareness about Lymphedema in your local Cancer Care centers of Ontario and Hospitals on March 6th 2020. We need a minimum of 4 people for 4 hours each (2 for AM, 2 for PM) at information tables. We are looking for those with experience with Lymphedema, be that patients, care givers or professionals in the field.

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  • Complete our short survey about radiology and be entered in a draw for five Amazon gift cards!

    Thank you to those who completed the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) survey about radiology, a topic that affects so many Canadians diagnosed with cancer. Despite being such a common part of the cancer journey, discussions around diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.) are almost non-existent and there are some important details you might not be aware of that could have impact your health outcome. Please take a few minutes to participate in our quick survey; your responses will help us better understand knowledge gaps so that we can work to address myths and ensure that you have all the information you need about diagnostic imaging.  To complete the survey, go to Now

  • Pharmacare Now

    In the wake of the federal election, the coalition of national and provincial organizations led by the canadian labour congress and the Canadian Health Coalition is calling on the new government to immediately implement universal, public pharmacare. The coalition represents health care providers, non-profit organizations, unions, workers, seniors, patients and academics from across the country. Within a minority Parliament, co-operation is more important than ever. The coalition is urging all parties to work together in the interest of the population of Canada to ensure that a comprehensive pharmacare plan gets adopted within this government’s mandate. This essential new program should be based on the Pharmacare Consensus Principles, which have been endorsed by more than 80 organizations and which were reflected in the recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. This program should be public, universal, comprehensive, accessible and portable. Canada needs pharmacare now! To learn more visit: Now

  • Help the WHO test and improve the MedSafe app!

    The MedSafe app, an initiative of the World Health Organization, seeks to educate patients and the general public through the 5 key moments where your action can reduce the risk of medication-related harm. The app is free and could be very helpful to patients. In order to help, simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store, and leave a review once you've used it.

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Cancer Journey Stories

Demystifying Prostate Cancer and The New Normal – Harvey Slobod

Since his early 50’s, Harvey Slobod always ensured he didn’t miss a yearly health checkup, which included a digital exam. It proved a little bit uncomfortable, however, it was necessary to check the health of the prostate. After his August 2017 exam in his 72nd year, his GP suggested follow-up with a Urologist, as something didn’t feel right. The Urologist confirmed his fears when he

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The Face of Prostate Cancer: Paul’s Story

Paul Mayotte was much like most men his age, healthy, happy and ready to embrace retirement. He began the yearly check-ups with his doctor when he turned 50 and also began the PSA test (Prostate-Specific Antigen) to establish a baseline for potential prostate problems. When Mayotte turned 60 things began to change with his PSA levels and he was referred to a urologist. After a

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