It’s a story many women have heard before, and many have experienced it themselves. You go to a doctor, or you go in for a procedure, and you are describing your pain. You know you’re feeling it, you know it’s hard to manage, you know it’s affecting your life. And yet, in many instances, it’s just not taken seriously. And further, when it’s pointed out,
The recent guidelines from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) have certainly caused controversy. The new guidelines, released last month, were blunt: No amount of alcohol is safe to consume. At best, no more than two drinks should be consumed a week. Anything more increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and, of course, cancer. The link between alcohol and cancer has
Today is World Cancer Day, and the theme this year is Close the Care Gap, something we here at the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network believe is of the utmost importance. The day is put on by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), with the goal of assuring access to diagnosis, treatment and care is equitable for all. Founded in 2000 at the World Summit
The following is a letter from the Breathe Hope Research Group Dear Canadian Lung Cancer Patients, A group of lung cancer patients is conducting this survey with a common interest in research on lung cancer. Anxiety, fear and worry are common concerns among lung cancer patients. While mental health has been studied amongst cancer patients in general, there is little information about lung cancer. We
In the last days of 2022, the Government of Ontario decided to put its weight behind the use of biosimilars. Starting March 31st, 2023, Ontario Drug Benefit recipients who are using an originator biologic will be transferred to a biosimilar at no cost. Drugs like Copaxone®, Enbrel®, Humalog®, Humira®, Lantus®, NovoRapid®, Remicade®, and Rituxan® are to be phased out, with patients required to transition by
The discussion around lung cancer, especially during November, often revolves around smoking. After all, smoking has received the most attention because it continues to be the biggest risk factor in getting lung cancer. While this attention is much needed, it also adds stigma around lung cancer. After all, those who have it have made a personal choice to smoke, and now they are experiencing the