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

COVID-19 & Mental Health

According to our Leger commissioned survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Patients and their Ability to Receive Treatment – Wave 2, cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and those awaiting confirmation of a diagnosis are currently experiencing levels of anxiety that are similar to levels seen during the first wave. Seventy-two percent of respondents in the second wave (vs. 74% in Wave 1) have reported