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Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2021

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement where people around the world come together in support of the causes most important to them. Canadian...

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Cancer Can’t Wait – PanCanadian Virtual Action Week Webinar Series

November 29, 2021

21 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, half of cancer patients across Canada still report their cancer care appointments are cancelled,...

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Remembering Kim MacIntosh

November 23, 2021

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family of Kimberly Ann MacIntosh, as she passed away in her...

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2021 Canadian Cancer Statistics Report Has Been Published

November 18, 2021

Earlier this month the Canadian Cancer Society published it’s annual Canadian Cancer Statistics Report. After a one year hiatus due to the...

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Dense Breasts Canada Publishes New Report On The Impacts of Outdated Breast Screening Practices

November 17, 2021

Dense Breasts Canada, an awareness and advocacy organization dedicated to seeing optimal breast cancer screening for women, has published a report...

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Cancer Can’t Wait! Pan-Canadian Virtual Action Weeks on Cancer & COVID-19 Update

November 8, 2021

Despite ever-increasing rates of immunization against COVID-19, the pandemic is by no means over – least of all for cancer patients. CCSN's third...

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CCSN has a new partner! Welcome, My Gut Feeling

November 7, 2021

My Gut Feeling is a stomach cancer support network for patients, survivors, and caregivers to provide peer-to-peer support, education, awareness, and...

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  • NEW Colorectal Cancer Support Group

    Recruiting Now! New support group for caregivers of early-age onset Colorectal Cancer patients (under 50)

    First Session: Wednesday Dec. 8, 2021 at 7:00-9:00 pm ET (a regular meeting time is still to be determined). (more…)

  • Research study: Cancer-related fatigue

    Cancer patients and survivors who have experience with cancer-related fatigue are invited to participate in an international study consisting of two 15-minute online surveys (with the possibility of a third survey). The study is being run by a research team at The Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University, Australia. (more…)Participate Now

  • Research Study Currently Recruiting: Adolescents and Young Adults becoming Physically Active after Cancer Trial

    The overall aim of "Adolescents and Young Adults becoming Physically Active after Cancer Trial" (AYA-PACT) is to study how a mobile health physical activity intervention helps to support a healthy lifestyle for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors after treatment completion.
    Inclusion criteria is:
    - Diagnosed with a first cancer in Alberta between the ages of 15 to 39 years - Within 1 year of active treatment completion - Currently completes less than 5 hours of exercise per week - Living anywhere in Alberta (study centers in Calgary and Edmonton; financial support provided for participants outside these two cities)
    For more info, please check out our website: 
    Participate Now

  • EXCEL Program: Exercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well

    The EXCEL program is open to all adults affected by cancer who do not have access to exercise oncology programs in their area (which is most as there are very few established exercise oncology programs in Canada). We'd love for more Young Adults to participate in the program. Programs start every 12 weeks in Fall (sept start), Winter (Jan start), Spring (Apr start), and summer (July start, shorter program). For more info, visit this link:   EXCEL_Poster_ParticipantAction_202110Participate Now

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Cancer Journey Stories

Fight for Your Future – Lina Miranda

In the year of my diagnosis, 2001, the Canadian Cancer Society reported that of 65,400 new cases of stomach cancer diagnosed, only 1.6 percent of the cases were female. I was one of that 1.6 percent of females. My name is Lina, and at the age of 21 my life was turned upside down. After a year of multiple visits to my family doctor complaining

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Leukemia Didn’t Beat Me. I Beat It! – Jason Clark

Being diagnosed with acute leukemia was the most devastating and life-changing event I have ever faced. I was 35, healthy, and fit. I never drank or smoked. About a month before my diagnosis, I got really sick. I thought I had the flu. I was being stubborn and wouldn’t go to the doctor to get it checked out. I finally went to a walk-in clinic

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