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By Marina Canalejo, Public Policy Assistant, Canadian Cancer Survivor Network A new series of worldwide outbreaks has seen the return of a serious and deadly infectious disease: measles. Measles is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted through the air or through direct contact with someone who is infected. Complications such as pneumonia, dehydration, and acute encephalitis are the main causes of deaths in measles
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network currently has two feedback opportunities for prostate cancer patients and caregivers. Please read below for more information. If you qualify to take these surveys, we would appreciate you taking a few minutes to do so. If you have any questions, please contact Allison at communications@survivornet.ca. Prostate Cancer Patient/Survivor/Caregiver Questionnaire All patients, survivors and caregivers who have faced or are facing
By Marina Canalejo CCSN Web Policy Assistant When you hear the word immunotherapy what comes to mind?  An obscure therapy of some sort that has not yet been very well explained? In this article, you will find out about the immune system, how it works and how these new immunotherapies are helping our own bodies attack and kill cancer wherever it might be. The immune
By Marina Canalejo CCSN Web Policy Assistant In February of this year, a commission led by former Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins was formed to study the cost of prescription drugs and the possibility of creating a national pharmacare strategy. Proponents of this system argue that the federal government has a larger role to play than just helping the provinces reduce costs by ensuring adequate
It’s getting warmer outside! With the summer season fast approaching, many of us find ourselves spending a lot more time outside. Whether you’re biking to work, going on a hike, relaxing at the beach, or simply enjoying nature, outdoor activities are taking hold. While it is important to keep active and take advantage of the beautiful weather, we should not forget to stay safe under
By Allison MacAlister CCSN Communications & Social Media Coordinator On March 6th 2018, the DNA test company 23andMe announced that it now has approval to tell customers of their mail-in DNA-testing kit about three gene mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 as part of their genetic health results. What does that mean, and is it worth being concerned about? Let’s talk about the facts. Gene mutations?