This is a question we get a lot. What is cancer survivorship? How does one survive cancer? Can one survive cancer? Typically, many people associate survivorship with being cancer-free. And yet for some, being cancer-free is not a typical endpoint, as their cancer cannot be cured, only managed. And with the fear of recurrence on the back of every cancer patient’s mind, does not being
I recently talked with CCSN’s President & CEO, Jackie Manthorne, about misinformation and cancer care. With all the fake news and uncertainty around research results, treatment and survivorship, Jackie made the point about why some people will take misinformation to heart. Often people are told that their cancer is incurable, and that they will die. In her experience, she said that some people accept it,
During our webinar for World Cancer Day earlier this year, Angus Pratt pointed out a disparity in patient self-advocacy that he came across in his cancer journey. “If you were to look at the names of the people participating in this webinar, and make some assumptions about gender, you will realize that there is a disproportionate number of women involved in patient advocacy.” He said.
When I first saw it there was sun awareness month, I felt it was a little silly. Of course people are aware of the sun. It is a constant reminder that too much of it can be a bad thing, from a simple sunburn to a heightened risk of melanoma. Since childhood, it’s been clear that when you go outside, you need to either slather
Often the International Agency for Research on Cancer lists several types of substances that are both known carcinogens and related to certain occupations. It is common to expect that some work comes with a cancer risk, such as tobacco use on the worksite, alcohol use in certain industries, and the prevalence of shift work. However, these are not even the largest contributors to cancer in
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network has brought our All-Party Cancer Caucus to Saskatchewan! We hosted the meeting in the province’s legislative building in Regina on April 3rd. In our meeting, we shared stories, viewed data, and heard arguments on the future of cancer care in Saskatchewan. CCSN staff were on hand, including our Public Policy Coordinator, Connor Mulders, our Community Engagement Manager, Lindsay Timm, as