Our Long-COVID Survey Still Needs Your Input

Alarm bells are sounding around Long-COVID and the impact it has had to our healthcare system and our country as a whole. While study of the condition is limited, we here at the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network want you to help us understand its impact on cancer patients. We have had an outpouring of support already. People from all across the country have been telling

CCSN Sends Questions to PEI Election Candidates

The following is a letter sent by Canadian Cancer Survivor Network CEO Jackie Manthorne to all the candidates in the 2023 Prince Edward Island provincial election. You can view the responses here. Dear Candidate: The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network congratulates Prince Edward Island for recently enacting the PEI Cancer Action Plan 2023-2028, the purpose of which is to provide a path to reduce cancer risks,

Health Canada Announces Investments to Support Access to Drugs for Rare Diseases

The following is a press release from Health Canada Today, the Government announced a total investment of up to $1.5 billion over three years in support of the first-ever National Strategy for Drugs for Rare Diseases to help increase access to, and affordability of, promising and effective drugs for rare diseases to improve the health of patients across Canada. As part of this overall investment,

We are becoming concerned about Long COVID

While the drumbeat news about COVID-19 can be overwhelming, a new aspect of the pandemic is coming to light that is giving us here at the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network some concern. Initially, the public thought that COVID-19 was a one-off virus. You get it, and two weeks or so after infection, you’re in the clear, like any common cold. But sometimes, even if you

Ontario Expanding Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

The following is a press release from the Government of Ontario. TORONTO — The Ontario government is working for workers by expanding cancer coverage for firefighters. These changes will make it faster and easier for these heroes and their families to access the compensation and supports they deserve for thyroid and pancreatic cancers from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). “In every community, firefighters

Colorectal cancer doesn’t wait, neither should you

The following is a message from Colorectal Cancer Canada March marks the beginning of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Under the slogan “Cancer doesn’t wait, why should you?”, Colorectal Cancer Canada’s campaign reminds Canadians of the importance of getting screened because colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable if diagnosed early. “Every March, we need to remind Canadians to get screened, and it is more urgent