Nova Scotia Election Campaign: New Democratic Party Responses to CCSN’s Questions

Question 1: The Canadian Medical Association Journal published research in 2012 that showed one in ten Canadians report they skip doses or decide not to fill prescriptions because of cost, with the second highest incidence of cost nonadherence happening in the Atlantic provinces. If elected to government, what will your party do to make prescription medications more affordable? Response: In the 2009 election campaign, the

Participants Needed: UBC Research Study – Lung Cancer Booklet

Are you related to a person with lung cancer? Do you smoke or have you recently quit? Researchers at the University of British Columbia are looking for family members of lung cancer patients to participate in a research study. Tell researchers what you think about a new booklet for family members about reducing and stopping smoking. Up to 2 hours of your time – $50.00

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network calls for increased training and closer oversight and supervision of radiologists

The approximately 3,500 patients who relied on results of CT scans and mammograms conducted by Trillium Health now called into question have every right to be both worried and outraged.  Canadians trust that mammography and CT scans will help them learn whether they are in good health or whether an abnormal scan requires further investigation, leading to an early diagnosis and treatment of cancer with

Albertan men and women with advanced prostate and breast cancer deserve access to bone-targeted therapies

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is deeply concerned that men and women living in Alberta who have advanced prostate and breast cancer that has spread to their bones do not have public access to treatments that can reduce the risk of serious bone complications.   Men and women whose cancer has spread, or metastasised, to their bones are at risk of developing serious, debilitating complications

Precautions to Take After Being Exposed to Asbestos

If you’ve been following CCSN for any amount of time, you’ve probably amassed a considerable amount of knowledge about the health complications that can develop after asbestos exposure. However, you may also have spent a considerable amount of time racking your brain for times when you could possibly have been exposed to asbestos. If you’ve identified any potential exposures, you may now be dealing with