Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement where people around the world come together in support of the causes most important to them. Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is proud to participate in this year’s Giving Tuesday on November 30th. Your donations help us to amplify the voices of cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, and to shape policy change so that the challenges they face are
21 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, half of cancer patients across Canada still report their cancer care appointments are cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled. Throughout the pandemic, CCSN has been meeting virtually with elected officials from across the country – provincial and federal – to discuss our COVID-19 and Cancer Care Disruption Survey. Our survey confirmed that measures in place to deal with
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family of Kimberly Ann MacIntosh, as she passed away in her home on November 17 at the age of 54. Kim was one of CCSN’s many advocates, sharing her Lung Cancer story particularly as part of the Right2Survive campaign. In her own words, Kim said, “To put it bluntly, I would
Earlier this month the Canadian Cancer Society published it’s annual Canadian Cancer Statistics Report. After a one year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the report has been released in early November with many positive findings. The primary highlight in this year’s report reveals a 50% decline in the rate of prostate cancer deaths since its peak in 1995. Other key findings in the report
Dense Breasts Canada, an awareness and advocacy organization dedicated to seeing optimal breast cancer screening for women, has published a report outlining the findings of their latest national, anonymous, online survey that took place during the Summer of 2021. Over 2,500 people responded to their call and participated in the survey. All respondents were over the age of 20, and were proportionally distributed across Canadian
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.