New Research Shows Canadian Lung Cancer Patients Are Disadvantaged Compared to Their US Peers and Shocking Trends Among Women

OTTAWA, Oct. 26, 2016 /CNW/ – Lung Cancer Canada (LCC) is pleased to share the third annual Faces of Lung Cancer report at a special stakeholder briefing session, being held in the nation's capital. As the national voice of lung cancer patients, LCC's Medical Advisory Committee is gathering with patients to discuss the new data and provide their perspectives on where the country needs to be going

Return to work made easier for cancer survivors

Website brings together resources for cancer survivors, healthcare providers, and employers to support staying and returning to work    Returning to work after any illness can be a challenge. For cancer survivors, the return to work (RTW) can be especially difficult due to the effects of cancer and its treatment.  Employers may lack understanding of cancer’s impact on work abilities, and how to provide accommodations

Survivors, MPPs, groups gather for CCSN?s fifth legislative reception at Queen’s Park on October 5, 2016

On October 5, 2016, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network welcomed MPPs, staff, prostate cancer patients, survivors and caregivers and community partners at its fifth annual Legislative Reception at Queen’s Park in Toronto. This event highlighted the challenges faced by prostate cancer patients and their families and the increasing number of treatment options that provide a good quality of life while living with this disease. The

MPP Lisa MacLeod’s Private Member?s Motion on a Compassionate & Catastrophic Care Program

Lisa MacLeod, MPP (Nepean-Carleton) brought forward a Private Members’ Motion on October 20th, to address the funding gap for patients in exceptional circumstances through the consideration of a compassionate catastrophic care fund. She tabled the motion regarding a Catastrophic and Compassionate Care fund on October 20, 2016, followed by a media conference in the media studio at Queen’s Park, where she was joined by PC Health Critic

Does your Province Have a Cancer Problem? Two-Tiered Systems In Need of Immediate Treatment

CanCertainty calling on our Provincial Health Ministers to listen to a growing number of cancer patients, caregivers, families, and healthcare professionals who want to see every province treat oral (and injectable) cancer drugs on par with those given in hospitals intravenously. Cancer is Cancer — and all cancer treatments should be funded and managed equally — as they are in Western Canada. Beginning in Ontario,

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Campaign

Earlier this month, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada launched a public action campaign around patient choice. While they celebrate the introduction of biosimilars as a treatment choice for people living with Crohn’s or colitis, they also want to ensure that the medication decisions remain between the doctor and his/her patient. As you may know, some provincial drug plans are considering forcing stable patients to switch their