Covid-19 has caused unprecedented delays in cancer care including screenings, treatments and surgeries. Watch the Zoomer episode with CCSN’s Public Policy Analyst, Conrad Eder, as he talks about how cancer patients have had their treatments delayed or cancelled due to Covid-19. Watch the video here.
With the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in full swing across provinces, many have advocated for prioritizing cancer patients and other immunocompromised individuals during the next phase. The clinical trials for these vaccines excluded people with compromised immune systems, such as cancer patients, and thus many are skeptical about whether the vaccine is safe for this population or not. Below are some Q&A’s prepared by The Lung Health Foundation,
On November 23rd, 2020, CADTH featured an on-demand session on CCSN’s COVID-19 and the Disruption of Cancer Care in Canada. Watch the video: Leger, on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network recently conducted a study to assess the extent to which the disruption of cancer care caused by COVID-19 is impacting Canadian cancer patients and caregivers. The study revealed that the response to the
Ocular melanoma is an extremely rare form of cancer that affects the eye with an incidence of 5 per million adults. Although rare, it is the most common primary cancer of the eye in adults. Primary means that the cancer began at that site (in this case the eye) and did not spread there from another part of the body. Read more about the signs,
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