Canadian Cancer Survivor Network launches A Family Affair: Prostate Cancer Family and Caregiver Portal

Online resource recognizes unique family and caregiver experience of prostate cancer Toronto, ON – September 30, 2014 – For those dealing with prostate cancer, the journey from diagnosis to treatment and management of the disease is rarely a road travelled alone. Spouses, partners, children, extended family, friends and even colleagues may share in the burden of this life-changing disease. The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN)

New Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Chair wants patients to have more say

September 12, 2014, Ottawa, Ontario – Former breast cancer patient Elaine Dean was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) at their recent Annual General Meeting. Says CCSN President and CEO, Jackie Manthorne: “We are pleased to welcome Elaine as our incoming Board Chair. Her appointment will  help CCSN continue to grow as an organization to achieve our

Be aware that cancer side effects can last a lifetime

(NC) After six months of hormone therapy, and 38 doses of radiation, Jim Dorsey thought he'd finished with the treatment for his prostate cancer. Nearly 15 years later, he's a cancer survivor – but he's still feeling the effects of treatment. “I didn't realize that there would be long-term side effects from the treatment,” says Dorsey, who lives in Brampton, Ont. “I needed five more

Better support system needed for cancer survivors

(NC) Canadian cancer patients are living longer than ever, with many patients now experiencing cancer as a chronic condition instead of an incurable disease. Did you know that 63 per cent of Canadian cancer patients live longer than five years after diagnosis, and that number rises to 81 per cent if they survive past the first year? But a recent survey conducted by the Canadian