The Toll Cancer Takes on Your Ticker

Heart disease is often front and center this February for Heart Month, but when it comes to the most important muscle in your body, cancer survivors should also know how important cardiovascular health is to survivorship. According to Health Canada, ischemic heart disease affects 2.6 million Canadians, and is second only to cancer as the leading cause of death in Canada. The two conditions are

CORD and CCSN: A shared purpose for quick and equitable access to treatment

The Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) and the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) have a shared goal when it comes to getting people treated in Canada. Rare Disease Day has given reason to highlight a common cause shared between our two organizations. As their name suggests, CORD advocates for those who have a rare disease, which they say affects one in 12 Canadians. But

Impacts of childhood cancers last long after they end

Recently in looking over the messages to the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, we found a note written by someone asking about survivors of childhood cancers.  The request was for information about adult survivors who were treated for cancer in the sixties and seventies as children. The concern was that there were no programs to monitor the long-term side effects from the chemo and radiation treatments.

Clinical Trials Ontario: Call for Members for the College of Lived Experience

The following is a message from Clinical Trials Ontario Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO) is an independent not-for-profit organization established with support from the Government of Ontario. Our mandate is to work together with the clinical trials community, the public, and other partners to improve Ontario’s clinical trials environment. Since 2012 we have been carrying out our mandate with one of our three strategic pillars being

Canadians with cancer are asking “Where is cancer?” in the proposed health care plan announced yesterday

TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2023 /CNW/ – As the Prime Minister and Premiers convened in Ottawa yesterday to discuss much-needed reforms to Canada’s health systems, cancer patients and stakeholder groups across the country are concerned by the lack of focus on cancer care outcomes in the new proposed plan. Cancer Action Now, of which the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is a member, is sounding the alarm