Cancer Can’t Wait! Pan-Canadian Virtual Action Weeks on Cancer & COVID-19 Update

Despite ever-increasing rates of immunization against COVID-19, the pandemic is by no means over – least of all for cancer patients. CCSN’s third survey on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care showed that even over a year after the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, cancer patients across Canada were still waiting for delayed appointments and procedures. CCSN has met with politicians from eight provinces in our series of Pan-Canadian Virtual Action Weeks to share the results of our third survey, with the goal of ensuring that the needs of cancer patients during the pandemic are not overlooked.

CCSN’s Pan-Canadian Virtual Action Weeks on Cancer and COVID-19

CCSN has continued its work to raise awareness about COVID-19 disruption of cancer care in Canada by sharing the results of our third Leger survey on COVID-19 cancer disruption of cancer care with politicians across this country. To date, we have met with nearly 40 elected politicians and several provincial health agencies in Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

Cancer Can’t Wait: New survey reveals COVID-19 continues to disrupt cancer care across Canada

The situation is critical! A new survey reveals COVID-19 continues to disrupt cancer care across Canada triggering another public health crisis Ottawa, August 26, 2021 – Cancer still can’t wait! This is the message the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is sharing with Canadians and policymakers from across the country based on survey results released today.  Entitled Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Cancer Patients and their

‘A tsunami of cancer’: The need to ramp up care sidelined by COVID-19 is urgent

By Jaimie Roebuck | Republished from Healthy Debate (original article) There is no pause button for cancer. We can’t postpone, hold or reschedule it for a later date. But COVID-19 has forced an abrupt and immediate halt to crucial cancer screening, tests and treatments. While steps have been taken to gradually reintroduce routine and critical cancer care, we need to keep this momentum going –

Alberta Includes Cancer Patients in Vaccination Phase 2

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network congratulates Alberta on including cancer patients in Phase 2 On Monday, March 15th, the Government of Alberta released the list of those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during Phase 2B of its distribution plan. We are pleased to report that cancer patients age 16 and older are included in the category of those with underlying health conditions. Anyone with a

Cancer can’t wait: Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) tells provinces to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination of cancer patients to save lives

OTTAWA, ON, March 15, 2021 /CNW/ – It is critical that provinces and territories prioritize cancer patients and their caregivers during the second phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization states that “the goal of Canada‘s pandemic response is to minimize serious illness and death while minimizing societal disruption because of the COVID-19 pandemic.” 225,800 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every year, but