Lung cancer patients and caregivers anxious about their vulnerability to COVID-19

It’s hard to think of a worse time to be a lung cancer patient than during a global pandemic. This situation provides many sources of anxiety: lung cancer patients are worried about being vulnerable to infection, about getting severely ill if they do get COVID-19, and about the potential for infection in places like hospitals. The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network’s recent survey provides a window

The devastating effect on cancer care of cancelling elective surgeries during the pandemic

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network’s survey of cancer patients and caregivers across Canada has revealed the devastating effect of the cancellation of elective surgeries on cancer patients. The survey was conducted by Leger for the CCSN in late May and early June. In total, 1243 people were surveyed, among them cancer patients, pre-diagnosis patients, and caregivers of cancer patients. Most of the respondents were from

Cancer patients and caregivers concerned about postponed and cancelled screenings during the pandemic

The cancellation and postponement of cancer screenings because of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused anxiety and distress for a significant number of cancer patients, pre-diagnosis patients, and caregivers across Canada, according to a survey recently conducted for the Canadian Cancer Survivors Network. With screenings and tests delayed, cancer patients have been left in the dark about the state of their disease. Sasha, an Alberta lymphoma

World Lung Cancer Day

World Lung Cancer Day was a campaign created by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) in 2012. Since then, FIRS and The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) have strived to raise awareness and to educate the public about lung cancer and its impact on millions around the world. Lung cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer amongst Canadians as well as the

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Cancer patients face double jeopardy with COVID-19

New survey reveals cancer care disruption in Canada has triggered another public health crisis OTTAWA, ON, July 14, 2020 /CNW/ – The results of a new survey released today by the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) reveal that the disruption of cancer care due to COVID-19 has triggered another public health crisis. In fact, more than half (54%) of Canadian cancer patients, caregivers and those awaiting confirmation of a cancer diagnosis