Cancer Can’t Wait: Disruption to Cancer Care Still Ongoing Nearly Three Years into Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic will turn 3 this year, and during that time, cancer has not waited. Cancer care has still been disrupted, and tackling the backlog of surgeries and appointments has been slow in Canada. Our reports have found that cancer patients, survivors and caregivers have felt thrown under the bus through delays in their cancer care. We have also found that for these people,

Breathe Hope Research Group Launches Lung Cancer and Anxiety Survey

The following is a letter from the Breathe Hope Research Group Dear Canadian Lung Cancer Patients, A group of lung cancer patients is conducting this survey with a common interest in research on lung cancer. Anxiety, fear and worry are common concerns among lung cancer patients. While mental health has been studied amongst cancer patients in general, there is little information about lung cancer. We

Ontario Health Coalition Speaks Out on Recent Ford Government Healthcare Decision

Below is a statement from the Ontario Health Coalition regarding the Ontario Government’s decision to use private clinics to address the surgical backlog in the province. Calling Ford’s plans to privatize Ontario’s public hospital surgeries a “fatal threat” and a “terrible blow” to our public hospitals, health advocates vow major fightback Toronto – The Ford government’s plans to privatize our public hospitals’ vital services are

Fighting Fires Equals Fighting Cancer

It’s no secret that firefighting is a dangerous job. Each year dozens of names are added to the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial run by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Between 2019 and 2020, 469 firefighters were added to the wall in Colorado Springs. But while most would have the idea that firefighters made that sacrifice in burning buildings, the truth is much more

Vaccination against HPV strong in some provinces, lags in others

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and so to raise awareness, let’s talk about HPV vaccination. The Human papillomavirus, HPV, is the number one cause of cervical cancer, and has been linked to anal, penile, vulvar, vaginal, head and neck cancers. According to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, 1,350 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, and 410 will die from it. However, this same