Nova Scotia Becomes the Latest Province to Create a Lung Cancer Screening Program

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network congratulates Nova Scotia Health for creating a Lung Cancer Screening Program, announced in January 2024. Screening will be open to the province’s Central Zone Community, including Halifax and the surrounding area, Eastern Shore, and West Hants. The province plans to eventually offer screening throughout the province. Nova Scotia joins Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta in taking steps to implement a

We are becoming concerned about Long COVID

While the drumbeat news about COVID-19 can be overwhelming, a new aspect of the pandemic is coming to light that is giving us here at the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network some concern. Initially, the public thought that COVID-19 was a one-off virus. You get it, and two weeks or so after infection, you’re in the clear, like any common cold. But sometimes, even if you

Ontario Health Coalition Speaks Out on Recent Ford Government Healthcare Decision

Below is a statement from the Ontario Health Coalition regarding the Ontario Government’s decision to use private clinics to address the surgical backlog in the province. Calling Ford’s plans to privatize Ontario’s public hospital surgeries a “fatal threat” and a “terrible blow” to our public hospitals, health advocates vow major fightback Toronto – The Ford government’s plans to privatize our public hospitals’ vital services are

Fighting Fires Equals Fighting Cancer

It’s no secret that firefighting is a dangerous job. Each year dozens of names are added to the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial run by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Between 2019 and 2020, 469 firefighters were added to the wall in Colorado Springs. But while most would have the idea that firefighters made that sacrifice in burning buildings, the truth is much more

Jackie Manthorne Atlantic CTV News Interview

Jackie Manthorne, president & CEO of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN), was interviewed on August 7, 2022 by Atlantic CTV News anchor Bruce Frisko about the results of the fourth CCSN survey in a series conducted by Leger to determine how cancer patients and caregivers from coast-to-coast are coping with the pandemic as it enters its third year, and how they are dealing with

The International Liver Cancer Movement has a new website!

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the International Liver Cancer Movement ! The International Liver Cancer Movement (ILCM) is the first ever global movement in liver cancer, bringing together patient orgs/communities, medical societies, policy makers, the private sector and other actors to work together, share resources and co-create. Since its inception in the beginning of 2021, the ILCM has