21 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, half of cancer patients across Canada still report their cancer care appointments are cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled.
Throughout the pandemic, CCSN has been meeting virtually with elected officials from across the country – provincial and federal – to discuss our COVID-19 and Cancer Care Disruption Survey. Our survey confirmed that measures in place to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic have continued to negatively impact cancer patients and pre-diagnosis patients’ ability to access cancer care services. In our meetings, we explored some of the key findings of our survey, shared stories from cancer patients, and discussed the need to ensure that access to cancer care remain a priority during and beyond this wave of COVID-19 and any subsequent pandemics.
In this first webinar, of our 3 part series, we discussed the key findings from our survey, looked closely at the data, and heard the stories of Andrea Redway, Deborah Peniuk, & Jennifer Roy; 3 of our cancer advocates. We ended our session with a Q&A discussion facilitated by our Public Policy Analyst: Conrad Eder.
To view the replay of this webinar visit our 2021 Webinar Series page.