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By Jaymee Maaghop CCSN Public Policy Assistant In a report released in 2017, it was found that one in every two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This report was released by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. With advancements in cancer control such as prevention, early detection and treatment, the
by Eileen Dahl A snowy day, mid-December, 2015, I was sitting in my car. The receptionist at my family doctor’s office had called to let me know that the results of yesterday’s bone scan were in and I needed to come in to discuss them. I asked if I should bring someone with me for the appointment. She said yes and my heart sank. I
  Donate today at CanadaHelps! On #GivingTuesday, you showed us that you wanted to help make a difference in the lives of patients, survivors and their families through providing educational webinars on our website & working diligently to give survivors a voice at the board table through our Seat the the Table program. This holiday season, we continue to ask your assistance in pursuing our
According to Lung Cancer Canada, lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths, and yet it receives only 7% of research funding. In fact, lung cancer kills more Canadians than breast cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer, combined. It’s by far the most deadly cancer, yet it fails to attract the attention or research funding that should accompany its impact. The goal
Female survivors of breast cancer in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, recently found out their beloved weekend retreat has been cancelled after 20 years of existence. For years, the Women Alike Retreat had been held at the Tim Hortons Children’s Camp facility in the northern Nova Scotia village. With spots open for 80 women, the weekend retreat allowed breast cancer survivors to meet, discuss their cancer journey
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network would like to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to all fathers and father figures, especially those who have been diagnosed or are living with cancer. Fathers and father figures play a very important role in the lives of everyone around them, and can be an amazing support system to their families. The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network would like to