Canadian Cancer Survivor Network holds fall 2023 Ontario All-party Cancer Caucus

Three days later, Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sylvia Jones lowers breast screening age from 50 to 40 CCSN President & CEO Jackie Manthorne opened the October 24, 2023, Caucus meeting by welcoming 19 MPPs, special guests, speakers, and patients. She reminded attendees that many women and men are not old enough or are too old to be eligible for Ontario’s breast screening program, which

CCSN Participates in the Canada Healthcare Innovation Summit

Nir Hagigi of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network participated in the 7th panel of the Canada Healthcare Innovation Summit: Unlocking Access to Therapies & Medicines (Left to Right: William Semchuk, Nir Hagigi, Jin-Hyeun Huh, Rute Fernandez, Tijana Fazlagic, Joss Reimer). On October 12th, 2023, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network was honoured to participate in the inaugural Canada Healthcare Innovation Summit, organized by Bamberg Health. This remarkable

Stress and Cancer: A Complex Relationship

International Stress Awareness Day falls at the beginning  of November,  and it highlighted a common question that we  often receive at the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN). Even before the pandemic, stress levels were on the rise across the country. In 2022, Statistics Canada published information on the reported levels of stress for Canadians aged 12 and up. Respondents were asked if most days in

Two Wins for Cancer Screening in Canada

Cancer Can’t Wait, and two provincial governments in Canada have taken steps to implement early screening. In late October, Ontario Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sylvia Jones announced that starting in fall 2024,  women will be able to self-refer for a mammogram every two years, and regular breast cancer screenings will begin at age 40. This screening program is open to women, non-binary, trans, and

Asbestos cement water pipe petition tabled in the House of Commons

The following is a media release from Prevent Cancer Now. For a primer about the issues surrounding asbestos in drinker water in Canada, click here. Prevent Cancer Now (PCN) is very pleased that Petition e – 4375 calling for action on asbestos cement (AC) drinking water supply pipes was tabled in the House of Commons today by Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (view here). MP