Canada’s population is aging, and the aging process can bring about many challenges. One of these is the impact of chronic diseases such as cancer, which can affect activities of daily living, reduce quality of life and increase mortality risk. The Government of Canada reports that the prevalence of cancer among seniors is 21.5%. The onset of cancer can be delayed or mitigated through changes
Have you been impacted by financial pressures, unexpected difficulties, unemployment, or stressful situations such as the current outbreak of Covid-19? Alberta Health Services has resources and services, such as Text4Hope and Togetherall, available to help you or someone you know. Remember, if you are struggling you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you. Albertans looking for ways to identify and manage stress
As we see the start of a year long roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination, an innovative clinical trial is focused on strengthening the immune system for one of the most vulnerable populations – cancer patients. The trial is called CCTG IC8 and uses a tested and approved immune boosting agent that broadly stimulates the innate, or “first-response,” arm of the immune system. Researchers hope
Oncologists worldwide are concerned about the disruptions COVID-19 has caused to cancer treatments. When the world stopped, cancer didn’t. Don’t wait. Get checked!
The federal government has proposed new regulations that threaten your access to life-saving medicines. These changes mean fewer life-changing medicines available to us. It will force Canadians to leave the country for better medical care—if they can afford it. Act now! Visit the website to learn how you can make a difference! New PMPRB Guidelines Effective January 1, 2021 PMPRB Guidelines PMPRB Newsletter: October 2020, Volume 24,
The COVID-19 crisis has heightened anxieties and concerns among patients and caregivers about receiving adequate cancer care. It has also led to postponed appointments, procedures and treatments which have clearly taken a toll on the emotional wellbeing of patients and caregivers. Although interactions with health care professionals continued, they tended to be virtual rather than in-person. However, cancer can’t wait. The delay and cancellation of