Advanced Prostate Cancer Survey Now Open!

We hope that you will fill out our survey and help the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network by providing insights and perspectives about living with and managing advanced stages of prostate cancer. If you do not have advanced prostate cancer, please help us share the survey with others who do. Please note that most of this survey is for patients, while there are several questions at

Disparity in care for men with advanced prostate cancer

For Canadian men living with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to their bones, access to bone-targeted treatment may depend on where they live rather than on evidence-based standard of care. For example, men who live in some provinces, such as Alberta, must pay for bone-targeted therapies out of their own pocket or through private insurance, but men living in Ontario or Quebec do not

CCSN calls for timely access to targeted bone therapies for patients with advanced prostate cancer in British Columbia

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network has learned that BC Pharmacare has listed the newest bone-targeting agent on its formulary for men with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to their bones, who are considered palliative. While this is good news for these patients and a positive step forward, other men with prostate cancer that has spread to their bones, who are not palliative, are still being

Pour les hommes souffrant du cancer de la prostate, le sexe a toujours de l’importance

Les Canadiens sous-estiment les difficultés associées aux repercussions du cancer de la prostate sur la vie sexuelle TORONTO, le 29 nov. 2012 : Selon deux sondages récents de la firme Léger Marketing sur les perceptions qu’ont les Canadiens des situations les plus difficiles à vivre pour un homme lorsqu’il est confronté à un diagnostic du cancer de la prostate, il existe un écart considérable dans

For Men with Prostate Cancer, Sex Still Matters

Canadians underestimate difficulty of coping with prostate cancer’s impact on sex life   TORONTO Nov 29, 2012: Two recent Leger Marketing surveys probing Canadians’ perceptions of the most difficult things to deal with if faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer illustrate a significant gap in appreciating quality of life issues associated with the disease. For instance, according to the surveys, while Canadians in general (32%) and

CCSN calls for timely access to targeted bone therapies for patients with advanced prostate cancer in BC

November 12, 2012 – The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is deeply concerned that men, in British Columbia, with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to their bones are not receiving the same evidence-based care as patients in other provinces.  Patients in British Columbia are being denied access to bone targeted treatment at the appropriate time in therapy. Men whose cancer has spread, or metastasised, to their