Colorectal Cancer Canada’s 4th Annual Conference

Watch Colorectal Cancer Canada’s 4th annual patient group pathway model to access cancer clinical trials & real-world evidence methodologies conference (with special emphasis on precision medicine) Watch the full recording here  

Lung Cancer Awareness Month – Read the inspiring story of one of our patient survivors

Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women in Canada. Lung cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in one or both of the lungs. Although sometimes abnormal growth in the cells can result in benign tumours, abnormal lung cell growth or development can also

Anxieties of cancer patients and caregivers about phone and virtual appointments during the pandemic

Before COVID-19, seeing a doctor or specialist generally meant seeing them in person. Now, it typically means talking to them on the phone, or perhaps over a video call. Although most cancer patients and caregivers are okay with alternative means of contact, some have found them inadequate, according to a survey recently conducted for the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network by Leger. Some are concerned about

November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Stomach Cancer The stomach is a muscular sac-like organ in the upper abdomen. It is part of the digestive system. Organs of the digestive system change food into energy and help pass waste out of the body. Stomach Cancer often does not cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages. The most common symptom is a mild ache in the abdomen that feels like

World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month – Learn More About Who’s At Risk

November is a month of empowerment, education, and inspiration for communities far and wide who have been touched by pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic Cancer starts in the cells of the pancreas. The pancreas is a large gland that lies behind your stomach deep in the upper part of the abdomen. The pancreas is also part of the hormonal system and makes insulin and other hormones. Hormones

Cancer still waiting…

If you think that COVID-19 disruption of cancer care is nearly over, think again! CCSN’s recent Leger survey of 1,243 Canadians revealed that the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a crisis in essential cancer care across the country. Cancer patients, their caregivers and those awaiting confirmation of a cancer diagnosis faced and still face postponed and cancelled appointments, tests and treatment, causing