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  • Let's Discuss...2023

    The new year is here, and it can bring with it a time for reflection and planning for the year ahead. What are you hoping to see, feel, experience, or accomplish this year? It can be big or small as long as it is important to you.

    Thinking of ...
    Date created: 01/04/2023 03:07 PM

  • Meet Lianne63... Happy New Year! 2023 is upon us and it is once again time to meet another member. Meet Lianne63 , who along with having a fabulous name, was diagnosed with lung cancer and shares her story.

    Hi, in June of 2021, I was lucky enough to finally ...

    Date created: 01/03/2023 07:58 PM
  • Let's Discuss...hope and connection throughout the holiday season

    The holiday season has arrived – for many, it’s a time for celebration. For others, it’s a time for reflection. And for some, it can be a difficult time of the year. We understand that the holidays can mean different things to different ...
    Date created: 12/08/2022 05:47 PM

  • Meet H1A2N3... We are closing out the year with an inspirational story from H1A2N3 . A story so inspirational and remarkable that it doesn't fit on this page in its entirety.  Read about his experience with CLL - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia over the ...
    Date created: 12/01/2022 08:29 PM
  • Meet Terry52... Happy November! We don't hear too much about sarcomas, so we are thankful to Terry52  for sharing her story . Read about her experience with this form of cancer and how she is doing now.

    Hello everyone, Lianne has asked me to share my ...

    Date created: 11/01/2022 06:11 PM
  • Let's Discuss...treatment types

    There are several types of treatment for cancer, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The type of treatment you have will depend on the type of cancer you have, the stage of cancer, your personal preferences and your age.


      Date created: 10/14/2022 03:53 PM

    CCS Community News

    • Let's Discuss...2023

      The new year is here, and it can bring with it a time for reflection and planning for the year ahead. What are you hoping to see, feel, experience, or accomplish this year? It can be big or small as long as it is important to you.

      Thinking of ...
      Date created: 01/04/2023 03:07 PM

    • Meet Lianne63... Happy New Year! 2023 is upon us and it is once again time to meet another member. Meet Lianne63 , who along with having a fabulous name, was diagnosed with lung cancer and shares her story.

      Hi, in June of 2021, I was lucky enough to finally ...

      Date created: 01/03/2023 07:58 PM
    • Let's Discuss...hope and connection throughout the holiday season

      The holiday season has arrived – for many, it’s a time for celebration. For others, it’s a time for reflection. And for some, it can be a difficult time of the year. We understand that the holidays can mean different things to different ...
      Date created: 12/08/2022 05:47 PM

    • Meet H1A2N3... We are closing out the year with an inspirational story from H1A2N3 . A story so inspirational and remarkable that it doesn't fit on this page in its entirety.  Read about his experience with CLL - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia over the ...
      Date created: 12/01/2022 08:29 PM
    • Meet Terry52... Happy November! We don't hear too much about sarcomas, so we are thankful to Terry52  for sharing her story . Read about her experience with this form of cancer and how she is doing now.

      Hello everyone, Lianne has asked me to share my ...

      Date created: 11/01/2022 06:11 PM
    • Let's Discuss...treatment types

      There are several types of treatment for cancer, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The type of treatment you have will depend on the type of cancer you have, the stage of cancer, your personal preferences and your age.


        Date created: 10/14/2022 03:53 PM
      • Meet cancertakesflight... October, depending on where you live, means vibrant autumn colours, crunching leaves and pumpkin spice flavoured everything. And it also means we get to meet another member. See how  cancertakesflight  used humour to help get her ...
        Date created: 10/05/2022 06:44 PM
      • Let's discuss...cancer drug access Prescription drugs play an essential role in cancer treatment. Cancer drugs such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy, and immunotherapy work in different ways to destroy cancer cells, stop them from spreading or ...

        Date created: 09/13/2022 04:40 PM
      • Meet MaryAnne... September - days start to get a little shorter, kids go back to school and we get to meet another incredible member of the CancerConnection community. Meet  MaryAnne  and read about her cancer story and where she finds herself now...


        Date created: 09/07/2022 10:27 PM
      • Let's Discuss...cancer and your relationship status

        Getting through a cancer experience can be especially challenging when you are single. When you’re on your own, it isn’t easy to have to deal with the practical concerns of living with cancer.

        If you are in a relationship, you may find ...

          Date created: 07/18/2022 06:54 PM
        • Meet MommyT... Hoping everyone had a good Canada Day weekend!  WIth those celebrations behind us, it is time to meet another member of our community.  MommyT  generously shares her experience with lung cancer and what she has learned along the way


          Date created: 07/05/2022 08:18 PM
        • Let's Discuss...self compassion Self-compassion is when we give ourselves the same kindness and care we'd give to a good friend. We show them respect and support when they’re feeling down. We comfort them if/when they’re going through hard times.
          • What was your ...

          Date created: 06/23/2022 02:37 PM
        • Meet Sadie12...   June is here and it's time to meet another of our awesome members. Sadie12  shares her story of her ovarian cancer in the midst of a pandemic and how she is moving beyond it.

          Lianne asked me to write my cancer story and boy…I have ...

          Date created: 06/06/2022 08:26 PM
        • Let's Discuss...Feeling your best Trying to live well and stay as healthy as possible can be hard when cancer is part of your life.

          A wellness plan can make you feel better and more in control of your health. It is a set of actions that you can take to help you feel your best. It ...

          Date created: 05/17/2022 04:21 PM
        • Meet JenG... There is a theory that May is from the latin word  mators  meaning   "elders" and so we celebrate our moms in May. With that in mind, read  JenG  's story of caring for her mom until her passing this past December.

          Hi there. My name is Jen. I ...

          Date created: 05/02/2022 05:57 PM
        • Let's Discuss...decision making

          Treating cancer is complicated. Sometimes there is a recommended treatment or combination of treatments that has the clearest chance of success. Or you may be given a choice between different treatment plans that have similar ...

            Date created: 04/07/2022 06:37 PM
          • Meet Jamie... Spring has sprung! The daffodils and cherry blossoms are out ( at least on the west coast    ) and it is time to meet our April neighbour.  Read about   Jamie  's lymphoma/leukemia experience and what she does to stay grounded

            December ...

            Date created: 04/04/2022 04:22 PM
          • Let's Discuss...creativity Creating art can be healing. It can be a way for people to express their unspoken or unconscious concerns about their illness and their lives, deal with emotional conflicts, increase self-awareness, cope with cancer, and reduce ...
            Date created: 03/07/2022 07:32 PM
          • Meet RBION... As we turn the page on another month, read how RBION  navigates supporting her husband through his colorectal cancer.

            Hi there, my name is Christine aka RBION (my last name is Ripley…Believe It Or Not) and I’m a caregiver to my husband ...

            Date created: 03/01/2022 07:07 PM
          • World Cancer Day - Feb 4th fdcb9a03fddc2758fd801c294baa876a-huge-20

            Today on World Cance r Day, we come together to raise awareness, honour and remember those affected by cancer and take action to change the future of cancer forever.

            When we unite as a community, we can make a meaningful difference – for ...

            Date created: 02/04/2022 03:23 PM
          • Meet Skye2... It is February! As we head into the ❤ month, and the start of the year of the Tiger, it is time to meet another of our members. Read on to see how Skye2  has seen cancer from several angles.


            I have the privilege of sharing my cancer ...
            Date created: 02/01/2022 05:39 PM

          • Let's Discuss...what makes you smile?

            Dealing with cancer isn’t easy. Many describe this as being on an emotional roller coaster. Today we would like to put a spotlight on the things that make you smile – big or small. This can be as simple as drinking a good cup of coffee, ...
            Date created: 01/28/2022 06:09 PM

          • Meet TravelBugMick... Happy New Year to all of our members, To start off 2022, please meet TravelBugMick  and learn how he made his way through a colorectal diagnosis during a pandemic

            My journey started in late November of 2020. I can’t say it has been a ...

            Date created: 01/04/2022 10:42 PM
          • Let's Discuss...coping with holidays

            It's okay to not be okay-even during the holidays

            While the holidays can bring joy and cheer, this time of the year may also be challenging for those affected by cancer, caregivers or those experiencing loss and grief.

            • How are you ...

            Date created: 12/15/2021 07:06 PM
          • Meet Cynthia Mac As we step into the holiday season, please take a minute to read  Cynthia Mac's  story of cancer in her family and being a caregiver for her dad through his lung cancer

            Hi, I’m Cynthia, a former caregiver and avid knitter and stitcher from ...

            Date created: 12/01/2021 06:14 PM
          • Let's intake and energy levels Join the discussion here  !

            Many people share that energy levels decrease significantly while they are going through treatment or while caring for someone with cancer. The way that we nourish our bodies can make all the difference in ...

              Date created: 11/01/2021 08:38 PM
            • Meet NickytheCanuck Join us in getting to know NickytheCanuck   as she talks about walking along side of her husband, and their journey with advanced melanoma.

              I have been a caregiver to Steven for over 35 years now (he still has difficulty using the ...

              Date created: 10/28/2021 09:15 PM
            • Let's well

              Join the discussion  here 

              Living well means more than looking after your health. It means understanding that there is still life to be lived by finding pleasure in small moments that may or may not be related to cancer. It means looking ...

                Date created: 10/07/2021 06:01 PM
              • Meet Justjan... Happy October - we are officially into fall and heading into spooky season with Halloween at the end of the month. Join me in learning about our October Meet your Neighbour justjan who talks about her experience with breast cancer and ...
                Date created: 10/01/2021 04:08 PM
              • National Truth and Reconciliation Day
                As people across the country honour the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, members of our Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council reflect on their ongoing commitments to truth and reconciliation through ...

                Date created: 09/30/2021 03:29 PM
              • Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day 2021 BRA Day is a free, national event and it will be taking place virtually.  To attend the event, you must register:
                Date created: 09/20/2021 02:27 PM
              • Let's Discuss...emotional health and wellbeing

                When you are diagnosed with cancer, the focus is often on the physical side of your illness- on symptoms, treatment choices, side effects and what the test results show. But your emotional health- your feelings and how you cope with ...
                Date created: 09/01/2021 08:30 PM

              • Meet Roy L. I t is September - a month where Autumn starts to creep in and it is also Prostate Awareness Month. With that, let's meet member Roy L.  and learn about his experience with stage 4 prostate cancer and how he advocates for men with his blue ...

                Date created: 09/01/2021 06:18 PM
              • Meet Pinto..... August is upon us and time to meet another of our members. Please have a read on Pinto's story about being diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and how she is currently NED

                My first memory of cancer as being something bad was when my ...

                Date created: 08/03/2021 04:05 PM
              • Let's Discuss...our pets  
                For some, just the sight of an adorable animal can brighten their day and lift their spirits. For others, interacting with a pet can offer comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation. If you are going through a cancer experience, or ...

                Date created: 07/29/2021 08:20 PM
              • Meet Carjac87 Welcome to July and another member to get to know. Please check out  Carjac87's  account of her unterine cancer experience and the people who support her.

                Hello, All!

                I'm Jacquie from Winnipeg. I'll be 66 in September & am retired, my ...

                Date created: 07/02/2021 06:54 PM
              • Let's Discuss...sun safety after cancer
                Summer has arrived and the weather is warming up. It’s natural to want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

                Have your sun safety practices changed since being diagnosed with cancer?
                What precautions do you take?

                Join the discussion ...

                Date created: 06/25/2021 03:30 PM
              • Relay For Life Event Day: Broadcast Details 3c5ce70e49cd59be70e85c58464fe43c-huge-rf

                Date created: 06/08/2021 02:48 PM
              • Meet law... It's June 1st! For some, spring weather is here. For others, you may still be waiting... Please take a moment to read about  law  and her experience with oral cancer

                Well, now let me think how I would introduce myself to the World of ...

                Date created: 06/01/2021 06:23 PM
              • Let's Discuss...telephone and virtual medical appointments Let’s Discuss…telephone and virtual medical appointments

                Since the start of the pandemic have you experienced having a telephone or virtual medical appointment? Some people have shared that they have found these appointments ...

                Date created: 06/01/2021 01:26 PM
              • Digital Storytelling Film Festival

                "Facts bring us to knowledge, but stories lead to wisdom.”

                The Canadian Cancer Society and Wellspring Calgary are excited to present the 2021 online Digital Storytelling Film Festival. Over the past 5 years, cancer survivors and ...

                Date created: 05/12/2021 03:21 PM
              • Let's Discuss...hope

                Hope is the feeling of wanting something to happen. Some people find it easy to be hopeful – it helps them cope with the hard things happening right now. You might find it hard to find hope during difficult times. And that’s OK. You don’t ...

                  Date created: 05/05/2021 05:40 PM
                • Meet Dinooo... Please meet our May neighbour Dinoo and learn about his experience with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

                  It has been about a year since my diagnosis. I was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. There are over 80 different types of ...

                  Date created: 05/04/2021 09:31 PM
                • Meet the Mentors We have added a new page to the footer of our website that shares information about our Community Mentor program. Check it out!

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                  Date created: 04/28/2021 03:56 PM
                • COVID-19 Vaccine

                  Having the COVID-19 vaccine will help make the world safer for everyone, including people with cancer and cancer survivors. That includes timely access to both doses of the vaccine.  

                  You are not alone in your concerns on this issue. ...

                      Date created: 04/26/2021 02:26 PM
                    • Tips and Tricks for using the site

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                      Member Mentions:
                      Type the “@” sign immediately followed by the member’s screenname.
                      When you see it on the dropdown list, select it and it will turn blue.
                      This sends a notification to the mentioned ...

                      Date created: 04/21/2021 09:57 PM
                    • Huge wins for cancer supports & prevention in 2021 Federal Budget

                      On Monday, April 19 the federal government released their 2021 Budget. It included several significant investments relevant to CCS and the cancer community, including:

                      • An extension of the EI sickness benefit from 15 to 26 weeks. ...

                      Date created: 04/21/2021 06:25 PM
                    • National Volunteer Week EVERY volunteer makes a difference! 💛

                      This National Volunteer Week, we’re recognizing all our incredible volunteers across the country – like Sheryl – who share in our commitment to changing the lives of Canadians affected by cancer. ...

                      Date created: 04/21/2021 02:48 PM
                    • Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day- video links

                      Missed BRA Day 2020? Watch the presentations from breast reconstruction experts below.

                      To watch the videos with closed captions, please  click here .

                      What does the future hold for research in breast reconstruction in Canada?

                      What ...
                      Date created: 04/09/2021 03:12 PM

                    • Let's Discuss...Caregivers This week on  April 6, 2021  it was  National Caregivers Day ! A big thank you to all the wonderful Caregivers out there providing care and support!

                      Caregiving is a big job. It often involves taking on many new, important ...

                          Date created: 04/07/2021 02:53 PM
                        • Meet Trillium... Happy Spring! It is April and testicular cancer is being highlighted with member Trillium who walked along side her son during his testicular cancer diagnosis and treatment

                          I have been a caregiver for my adult children as they coped ...

                          Date created: 04/01/2021 05:57 PM
                        • Happy International Women's Day!
                          Today – and every day – we’re inspired by all the remarkable women who have shown courage, vulnerability, resilience and strength in the face of cancer.

                          Date created: 03/08/2021 07:11 PM
                        • Let's Discuss...managing symptoms and side effects Managing Symptoms and Side Effects
                          Some cancers cause symptoms, which are changes in your body. Treatments for cancer can also cause unwanted symptoms, or side effects. Examples of symptoms and side effects include nausea, ...

                            Date created: 03/03/2021 05:51 PM
                          • Research Opportunity 5c712f5d5fb8cf75e7d948d5f0250ff1-huge-fl

                            Date created: 02/19/2021 07:01 PM
                          • Join us! Digital Storytelling Film Festival We hope you can join us!

                            This is a great opportunity to view digital stories of our community members! Including Kim1961 's story of breast cancer and how she found her courage and Lacey_Moderator' s story of grief and loss. 

                            To register ...

                            Date created: 02/11/2021 06:03 PM
                          • Meet Klay... It is February and time to meet another member. Please take a monet to read about Klay's extensive cancer experience and the people and words that help her through it.

                            Hello, my name is Karen, and I am currently 54 years old.

                            My cancer ...

                            Date created: 02/01/2021 06:28 PM
                          • Exciting update about our community!

                            Hello CancerConnection Members,

                            We have some exciting news! CancerConnection will be working with Feverbee, a world-class leader in online communities, to improve the user experience, further build features and ...
                            Date created: 01/19/2021 02:25 PM

                          • Let's Discuss...2021 With the flip of a new calendar year we often start thinking about what is important to us for the year ahead.
                            • How are you feeling about the year ahead? Does it feel different or the same?
                            • Do you make New Years Resolutions or set goals for ...

                            Date created: 01/13/2021 07:11 PM
                          • Meet Boby1511 It is (almost) a new year. Please welcome  Boby1511  as our January Meet Your Neighbour and learn what she has gone through and how her family helps get her through it.

                            My name is Melody (Boby1511). I’m 47,  cancer patient and retired ...

                            Date created: 12/30/2020 12:09 AM
                          • Let's discuss...cancer and COVID-19 part #2 Cancer is stressful. COVID-19 is stressful.  How are you coping and staying safe right now?

                            Join the discussion here

                            **For information about cancer and COVID-19 view our webinar series  here *

                            Date created: 12/03/2020 02:34 PM
                          • Meet Whitelillies... Hello - it is December, the start of the holiday season and time to meet another member. Meet Whitelillies and learn how she went through her cancer experience with her sense of humour in tact:

                            Seasons Greetings from Lillian.  December ...

                            Date created: 12/01/2020 05:12 PM
                          • Let's Discuss...being active Making time in your day or just finding the desire to be active may not seem that important when you’re living with cancer. But it’s worth the effort. There are many ways that being active during and after treatment helps both mind and ...

                                Date created: 11/10/2020 03:54 PM
                              • COVID and Cancer Survey-Part 2
                                CCS wants to understand the continued effects of COVID-19 on people living with cancer and their caregivers (a family member or an unpaid person who provides physical and emotional care). If you are living with cancer or caring for ...

                                Date created: 11/05/2020 06:27 PM
                              • Meet Kuching... Hello. It is November, and time to meet another member. Kuching ‍ . shares her experience of getting a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis and then learning of her husband's diagnosis.

                                I am a 72 year old non-smoking female with stage 4 lung ...

                                Date created: 11/02/2020 06:42 PM
                              • Building Connection Through Community

                                When 30-year-old Nadia (AKA warriorwoman ) discovered a lump in her breast, she didn't panic right away. She knew that lumps could develop at her age but decided to see a doctor to be sure. After undergoing an initial biopsy, she was ...
                                Date created: 10/28/2020 08:32 PM

                              • New survey shows people affected by cancer feel more anxious and concerned during pandemic Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people with cancer have been among the most vulnerable in our communities because of their higher risk of more severe outcomes from COVID-19. People with cancer are also the same people who need ...
                                Date created: 10/27/2020 04:39 PM
                              • Meet...Supersu
                                It is October and time to meet another of our members. Meet Supersu who shares her experience of being diagnosed and treated during a global pandemic and how her sense of humour and friends and this community helped got her to where she ...

                                Date created: 10/06/2020 08:56 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...talking about cancer Talking about cancer isn’t easy. It’s hard to know what to say. And it’s hard to predict how others will react to news of a diagnosis. It’s good to talk. It can help you understand your own emotions and feel more in control. It can make your ...

                                Date created: 10/06/2020 08:05 PM
                              • Meet Charles
                                With September still in full swing and fall making its appearance, let’s meet another member, Charles , who lets us into his world during his diagnosis of prostate cancer and beyond.

                                I was living in Vancouver BC, in 2007.  I was 62, ...

                                Date created: 09/24/2020 09:51 PM
                              • 2020 Special Report on Lung Cancer This 2020 special report provides statistics on lung cancer incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence. Where relevant, the statistics are presented by sex, age, geography, stage, histology and time. It also includes new ...
                                Date created: 09/23/2020 02:37 PM
                              • CIBC Run for the Cure Even with breast cancer in our lives, we never stop running. That’s why this year, we invite you to join the re-imagined Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure on October 4, 2020. To sign up or get more information click  here !


                                Date created: 09/16/2020 03:01 PM
                              • Improving Cancer Survivorship

                                With 4 in 5 cancer survivors faced with serious challenges after treatment ends, there’s an urgent need to better understand how to prevent, as well as reduce and manage the physical and emotional effects of cancer to help survivors ...
                                Date created: 09/16/2020 02:41 PM

                              • EXCEL- Free exercise for cancer survivors

                                What is Project EXCEL? 

                                EXCEL is a 5-year Canada-wide project, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), and the Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF). This implementation science ...
                                Date created: 09/08/2020 01:13 PM

                              • Let's Discuss...fear of cancer recurrence A patient’s cancer journey doesn’t end after treatment. Almost half of all cancer patients have a strong fear their cancer will return. Caregivers also experience similar fears.

                                Have you experienced fear or recurrence? At what ...

                                Date created: 08/24/2020 04:22 PM
                              • Living with Cancer in the Time of COVID-19 Study-Sign up today! This study is conducted by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG), which receives significant infrastructure funding from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) every year. The goal of this study is to understand what impact the ...
                                Date created: 08/12/2020 03:44 PM
                              • New Clinical Trial- Would you like to take part? A new  clinical trial  conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society-funded Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) is the first in the world to test an immune-stimulating treatment to reduce symptoms and prevent severe cases of COVID-19 ...
                                Date created: 08/12/2020 03:52 PM
                              • Meet Alexisrj While everyone is taking part in summer staycations, let's meet a new community member.
                                Let me introduce you to Alexis, known in our community as  alexisrj  . Read about her colon cancer experience and her terrific supportive family.


                                Date created: 08/11/2020 06:01 PM
                              • Let's discuss...weight gain or loss during treatment
                                Join the discussion

                                Eating well can be a challenge when you have cancer. And everyone is affected differently depending on cancer type and treatment. Some people find their eating habits change only slightly, while others find that ...

                                Date created: 07/30/2020 02:47 PM
                              • New COVID-19 Clinical Trial
                                Breaking news: A new clinical trial conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society-funded  Canadian Cancer Trials Group  is the FIRST IN THE WORLD to test an immune-boosting treatment that could prevent severe COVID-19 infections in ...

                                Date created: 07/14/2020 06:30 PM
                              • Meet jojo4 Hello all
                                Depending on what part of the country you are in, summer is in full swing. So it is time to meet another community member.
                                Let's take a minute to meet Joanne, who goes by jojo4 in the community and talks about her experience with ...

                                Date created: 07/13/2020 04:50 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...exercising at home Join the discussion here

                                With physical distancing in effect over the last few months, many people may have adapted their exercise routines. Are you currently exercising at home? Did you start exercising at home due to social ...

                                Date created: 07/07/2020 08:55 PM
                              • RelayAt Home!

                                Date created: 06/16/2020 09:15 PM
                              • Managing Stress and Anxiety App!
                                Did you know that the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada's  COVID19 resources are also available in a handy app? Get the info you need delivered right to your phone.

                                Download the Managing Your Stress and Anxiety app on ...

                                Date created: 06/16/2020 09:06 PM
                              • Surviving Cancer and Its Effects on Mental Health-Kims1961 Special Announcement!

                                One of our very own community members Kims1961  was a guest on "The Mountains We Climb" podcast and talked about cancer and mental health. I really enjoyed hearing her thoughts and perspectives, I hope you do ...

                                Date created: 06/16/2020 08:52 PM
                              • Meet...Jeff Summer will soon be here and it's time to meet another member of our community Jeff, better known as Jeff M . Learn about his experience with colorectal cancer and how his sense of humour got him through.

                                Hi Everyone, I'm Jeff,

                                I'm a 55 ...

                                Date created: 06/08/2020 08:12 PM
                              • Research Updates: Colon and head and neck cancers
                                Today’s Research Updates describe two new findings for colon and head and neck cancers.
                                June 5, 2020

                                Colon cancer research update

                                A new CCS-funded study has uncovered a potential way to reduce colon cancer risk in people ...

                                Date created: 06/08/2020 06:27 PM
                              • Meet...Kim Spring is upon us and it is time to meet another one of our inspirational members Kim, better known in our community as kims1961 . Take a second to get to know her better below and say "Hi" before she gets busy with all her wonderful outdoor ...
                                Date created: 04/30/2019 07:58 PM
                              • Relay At Home

                                Please Join  Us!

                                COVID-19 has affected us all, changing our world in unprecedented ways. During these times, we remain committed to physical distancing to protect the health of all Canadians. And while we're not able to turn to our ...

                                Date created: 05/07/2020 03:52 PM
                              • Come from Kindess Join us on May 4 and 5  from 8-9 PM ET for an online cabaret in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. We’ll have musical performances from cast and band members from Come From Away.

                                We’ll be raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society ...

                                Date created: 04/30/2020 10:07 PM
                              • Thank you!
                                Thank you to all the wonderful people who give their time in our community to share their stories to help others. 

                                Date created: 04/26/2020 02:35 PM
                              • COVID-19 and cancer patients webinar   Dr. Earle answers commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and cancer. For instance, are people with certain cancers at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and what can they do to reduce their risk? What should people with cancer ...

                                Date created: 04/14/2020 08:52 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...managing the risk of COVID-19 If you have cancer, you are at a higher risk for more serious outcomes of COVID-19. Cancer is considered an underlying medical condition. And some cancer treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can weaken ...
                                Date created: 04/14/2020 08:17 PM
                              • Choir Choir Choir The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is partnering with musical duo Choir! Choir! Choir! for a virtual sing-a-thon in support of the Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign. Taking place live on Facebook and YouTube on  Saturday, ...

                                Date created: 04/07/2020 06:08 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...Empathy vs Sympathy
                                Join the discussion here

                                Please share your thoughts and experiences with empathy vs sympathy. Describe a time you felt heard and understood. What did you find most helpful?

                                Date created: 02/11/2020 03:09 PM
                              • World Cancer Day

                                Every year on February 4, people across the globe unite to raise awareness and take action for World Cancer Day.

                                Today and every day, all of us at the Canadian Cancer Society are committed to making a difference in the lives of the nearly 1 ...
                                Date created: 02/04/2020 03:05 PM

                              • Meet...CentralAB Take a moment to better get to know CentralAB and read about his journey of "Small Beginnings"...

                                Journey Of "Small Beginnings."

                                My first experience with cancer was as a young nursing student. My first patient was a woman with massive, ...

                                Date created: 02/10/2020 09:03 PM
                              • Research opportunity for people with advanced cancer and their caregivers The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is doing research to find out what types of information and support are needed by people living with advanced cancer. We will also use this research to help us update our booklet Advanced Cancer to make ...

                                Date created: 01/14/2020 09:14 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...2020 Happy New Year!

                                                                                                                              Join the discussion here!

                                A New Year's resolution is a promise a person makes for the new year. Regardless of what resolution you commit to, the goal is to ...

                                Date created: 01/08/2020 04:24 PM
                              • Meet...Lisa Take a moment to get to know Lisa, better known in our community as law , and learn how her 'village' helped her get through her diagnosis of tongue cancer.

                                Hello Everyone,

                                My name is Lisa and I am known on CancerConnection by my initials: ...

                                Date created: 12/13/2019 04:22 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...Holiday Traditions
                                Join the Discussion Here!
                                The holidays are traditionally viewed as a time to celebrate. Many people enjoy reuniting with family and friends, exchanging gifts and celebrating religious traditions during this time. However, ...

                                Date created: 12/13/2019 04:09 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...Isolation and Loneliness Join the discussion here !

                                Cancer can make you feel very alone. Friends and family may not phone or visit as often as you’d like. You may feel too sick to work or enjoy social activities. Even when you’re with people, you may feel that no one ...

                                Date created: 11/20/2019 08:02 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...Fatigue Join the conversation here !

                                Fatigue is the most common symptom for people with cancer and the most common side effect of cancer treatment. It is a general lack of energy, tiredness or exhaustion. It is different from the tiredness a ...

                                Date created: 11/06/2019 05:06 PM
                              • Meet...SLM It's getting cold out there! Grab a cup of tea and take a moment to better get to know SLM you will recognize her from her warm caring responses to others in our community.

                                My Cancer Journey

                                I am a fighter.  I am resilient.  I am positive.  ...

                                Date created: 11/06/2019 04:44 PM
                              • Meet....Wendy

                                Fall has arrived and it is time to meet another one of our members Wendy better known in our community as Wendy Tea

                                My name is Wendy Tea and I live on the West Coast, sometimes referred to as the other great coast! My childhood was a trip, ...

                                Date created: 09/17/2019 04:22 PM

                              • Nipissing University study- Looking for participants Researchers at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario are searching for cancer survivors to complete a brief (15-20 minute long) anonymous survey about health. If you complete the survey you can choose to enter a draw to win one of ...
                                Date created: 08/16/2019 08:14 PM
                              • Meet...Fiona Please take a moment to get to know Fiona, better known in our community as Aries,   and learn about her determination, stubbornness and positivity that help her take life one day at a time.

                                Hi, my name is Fiona and I was diagnosed with ...

                                Date created: 08/15/2019 03:50 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...summertime memories Camping, biking, swimming, hiking, road trips….

                                Take a moment to look back and share your favourite summertime memories. If you were recently diagnosed or caring for someone with cancer this summer may have felt much different than ...

                                Date created: 08/07/2019 02:28 PM
                              • Meet...Angus Please take a moment to get to know Angus, better known in our community as WestCoastSailor . He is often found in our community sharing his wisdom and experiences with breast cancer, lung cancer, and as a caregiver.

                                Angus was ...

                                Date created: 07/12/2019 01:35 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...your top 3 tips for coping with cancer A cancer diagnosis can affect much more than the physical body. It can also affect emotions and relationships. Your emotions can be very strong, conflicting or disturbing. They may come and go quickly, and they may change often. For ...
                                Date created: 07/12/2019 02:35 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...sun safety Join the discussion here !

                                No one is completely safe from the sun. In Canada, sunlight is strong enough to cause skin cancer, premature aging of the skin and harm to the eyes. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and it’s also one ...

                                Date created: 06/10/2019 08:13 PM
                              • Meet..Faye Summer has arrived and it's Faye's favourite time of year. Take a minute to learn more about Faye's experience with lung cancer and what helped her get through.

                                Hi , my name is Faye and I live in a rural community in southeast ...

                                Date created: 06/10/2019 08:39 PM
                              • You're Invited RFL 2019 As a community member, you are cordially invited to take part in the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life, where we celebrate those who live and have lived in the face of cancer and those moving past cancer.

                                For ...

                                Date created: 05/31/2019 09:01 PM
                              • Cancer Information Service Call us at 1-888-939-3333

                                Maybe you've just been diagnosed and are feeling overwhelmed, or are in treatment and looking for supports and services to help with more practical concerns. No matter where you are on your journey, we can ...

                                Date created: 05/24/2019 08:14 PM
                              • Epigenetics: Why Your Genes Aren’t Everything

                                By: Andrea Savio

                                Why do identical twins differ despite having the exact same DNA? It’s all about how the DNA is used – read on to learn more about how ‘epigenetics’ controls this.

                                DNA is the ...

                                Date created: 05/10/2019 04:52 PM
                              • Let's Discuss...pain Pain can be a common side effect of cancer and its treatments, but having cancer doesn’t mean you have to live with pain. Managing pain is part of your overall treatment plan. Talking about your pain helps your healthcare team ...
                                Date created: 05/02/2019 03:15 PM
                              • How a phone call provided hope to this couple faced with cancer A cancer diagnosis can change everything – for the person who receives the news and for the people who love and care for them. As a partner, parent, family member or close friend, a loved one’s diagnosis can affect you in many ways too. You ...

                                Date created: 04/03/2019 03:21 PM
                              • Check out this great resource!  

                                Cancer and Work provides detailed information, resources and online tools to support cancer survivors in return ing to work, stay ing at work or finding new work. The website offers guidance to three specific groups involved in the ...

                                Date created: 04/02/2019 08:12 PM
                              • Oncology Nursing Day Please take a moment to share a special story about an Oncology Nurse that impacted your life below...

                                Date created: 04/02/2019 04:24 PM
                              • CHOiR! CHOiR!CHOiR! You're Invited!

                                The Daffodil Campaign raises funds to help people with all types of cancer live their lives more fully through work aimed at improving experiences, enhancing and prolonging lives. Together we can prove that life is ...

                                Date created: 03/22/2019 09:09 PM
                              • Guest Blog: You Don't Look Sick Please check out our first ever guest blog written by one of our very own members cancertakesflight  ! She is a passionate writer and advocate who touches on such important topics. Read more of her blog Laughter and Cancer  here.

                                  Date created: 08/25/2017 06:51 PM
                                • Congratulations Cancertakesflight! Did you know we have a published author right here in our community?

                                  A special congratulations to one of our very own community members cancertakesflight on her upcoming book signing events! You are an incredible writer and support ...

                                  Date created: 10/24/2018 03:23 PM
                                • Lets Discuss...awkward reactions from friends

                                  Have you noticed that your friends, family or colleagues behave differently around you since being diagnosed? Your mental health may take a toll from these situations. Join in this conversation – let’s discuss how to handle awkward ...
                                  Date created: 10/03/2016 09:06 PM

                                • Let's Discuss...Realistic or positive thinking Do you believe that positive thinking makes you healthier? Do you feel the pressure of always being positive? Do you feel guilty when you have negative thoughts?

                                  Date created: 11/01/2016 05:25 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...Information on the Internet Information on the Internet: does it reassure or cause worry? 

                                  The Internet is a simple and fast tool to search for information. How easy is it to separate fact from fiction? Do you prefer to know as much or as little as possible? Does the ...

                                  Date created: 12/06/2016 05:23 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...ongoing projects and hobbies Do you have a hobby that you love? Does it help you relieve stress and help you focus on something other than your cancer treatment? Are you a painter,crocheter,bowler,wood worker, runner, cyclist? Are you starting a new project with ...
                                  Date created: 01/20/2017 08:45 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...Love and Relationships Cancer impacts an individual physically and mentally.  Do you have a significant other, if so how did your diagnosis impact your relationship?  Did it bring you closer together, or cause some challenges?  If you’re single how has ...
                                  Date created: 02/02/2017 10:05 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...Sharing on CancerConnection
                                  Do you feel comfortable enough to write how you really feel?  Do you hold back how you really feel so it does not discourage other members?  Are you modest when it comes to sharing your good news?  Do you avoid 'complaining' because ...

                                  Date created: 03/01/2017 05:25 PM
                                • Let's discuss... living with cancer or fighting cancer?
                                  The idea of 'fighting' cancer is socially widespread. On the other hand, a fight implies that there is a winner and a loser. It is common to hear that someone has lost their fight against cancer, as if they were responsible for the ...

                                  Date created: 04/06/2017 06:35 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...Body Image and Cancer A cancer diagnosis, treatment, and side effects can leave you feeling different about your body. What tips do you suggest to promote a healthy body image? 
                                  Date created: 05/01/2017 08:13 PM
                                • Let's discuss... laughter is good for your health, but living with cancer is not funny!
                                  Does humour help you cope with cancer? 
                                  How does laughter help you? 
                                  What makes you laugh?


                                  Date created: 06/28/2017 06:22 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...creativity as a therapeutic tool Can creativity help you live with cancer?

                                  You don't have to be an expert to reap the benefits of creativity in your life! Does writing, drawing, music, photography, cooking or any other form of expression allow you to express how you ...

                                  Date created: 08/01/2017 08:40 PM
                                • Let’s Discuss….. Identity beyond cancer Are you a mother, father, sister, brother, artist, singer, friend? You are so much more than your diagnosis. Let’s discuss the roles that truly define you. 



                                  Date created: 09/08/2017 08:24 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...the importance of caregivers
                                  Caregivers play an important role in the cancer journey.  They often wear many hats, providing rides to appointments, personal care, and emotional support.  Do you have someone who cares for and supports you?  Can you imagine this ...

                                  Date created: 10/02/2017 04:45 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...dealing with change
                                  Whether you’re newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or are caring for someone with cancer, you will probably need to deal with many practical issues, make tough decisions and cope with a range of emotions.

                                  What changes do you find ...

                                  Date created: 11/01/2017 07:39 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...Finding joy this holiday season Let's discuss... finding joy this holiday season!
                                  How will you adapt your holiday plans to accommodate your treatment or side effects this holiday season? Have you scheduled in some time for the things that you enjoy and that matter ...

                                  Date created: 12/04/2017 07:33 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...the comfort a pet can bring  
                                  For some, just the sight of an adorable animal can brighten their day and lift their spirits. For others, interacting with a pet can offer comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation. If you are going through a cancer experience, or ...

                                  Date created: 01/08/2018 08:15 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...talking about Cancer

                                  Let’s Discuss….talking about cancer.


                                  There isn’t a right or wrong way to talk about cancer. Who you tell and how you talk about cancer may be different depending on your relationship with the person you're talking to. How did the ...
                                  Date created: 02/01/2018 09:00 PM

                                • Let's Discuss...Relay for Life
                                  Have you participated in Relay for Life in the past-If so what was your favourite part of Relay for Life? Do you plan on attending this year? What event will you be attending?

                                  Click here to find an event near you!

                                  Date created: 05/01/2018 07:27 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...good news and bad news
                                  Who is your "go to" person when you have news about your cancer diagnosis? Does your person change based on whether it is positive news or challenging news? What is your preferred method of communication?

                                  As a caregiver who is your "go ...

                                  Date created: 03/15/2018 03:22 PM
                                • Let's Discuss... If you have cancer, your healthcare team has probably created a plan with treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. These are all conventional ways to treat cancer. Many other kinds of therapies, called ...

                                  Date created: 06/07/2018 03:54 PM
                                • Let's discuss...people in the public eye Let's Discuss ... people in the public eye that have shared openly about their cancer experience.

                                  In recent years, we have had Ben Stiller (prostate), Olivia Newton-John (Breast), Fran Drescher (uterine), Hugh Jackman (skin) and ...

                                  Date created: 01/11/2019 06:21 PM
                                • Let's discuss...medical visits A diagnosis of cancer often means you will have a number of medical appointments to attend. How do you feel when you have an upcoming appointment? What helps you prepare?

                                  As a caregiver how do you support your loved one with medical ...

                                  Date created: 02/08/2019 06:43 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...Educating your peers about cancer Since your experience being diagnosed with cancer or as a caregiver do you find yourself educating others about cancer risks? Is it rewarding to share your knowledge to help others? Has the information been well received by your ...
                                  Date created: 08/09/2018 03:53 PM
                                • Let's Discuss summertime snacks Summertime is a great time of year to get fresh fruits and vegetables and when it comes to eating well, you can’t do any better than vegetables and fruit. In fact, people of all ages need more daily servings of vegetables and fruit than any ...
                                  Date created: 07/06/2018 07:02 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...Chemotherapy What was your reaction to learning that Chemotherapy would be part of your treatment plan? What have been, or what are your biggest challenges with this treatment? Share 3 tips that helped you get through Chemotherapy.

                                  For ...

                                  Date created: 09/05/2018 04:09 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...caregiver burnout Caregiver burnout  is a state of physical, emotional, and mental  exhaustion . Caregivers  who are "burned out" may experience fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression.
                                  • Have you or are you experiencing caregiver burnout? 
                                  • For ...

                                  Date created: 10/30/2018 07:26 PM
                                • Let's Discuss...Hope The giving and receiving of hope can be found in posts throughout Tell us about your hope for the future for yourself, your loved one or the members of our online community.


                                  Date created: 12/11/2018 03:20 PM
                                • Encourage & Cope Cancer Support Group Starting January 2019! One of our community members Naomi has started a peer support group. To learn more about Naomi please see her Meet Your Neighbour piece here . For details about the group please see the info below.

                                  Encourage & Cope Cancer Support is ...

                                  Date created: 12/18/2018 03:22 PM
                                • Meet Nicole As we begin a new year we have a new member of our community to get to know better. Meet Nicole better known on our community as nicolem . You may recognize her from her kind voice that you read on the community.

                                  My name is Nicole and I’m a ...

                                  Date created: 01/02/2017 10:44 PM
                                • Meet Wanda February has arrived and it is time to meet another member of our community. Meet Wanda better known on the community as Wanda Vass  and learn more about her journey with Thyroid Cancer, her love of horses and the Toronto Maple Leafs.


                                  Date created: 02/01/2017 09:24 PM
                                • Meet DefLeppardGirl As we march into a new month please join me in welcoming a new neighbour in our community DefLeppardGirl , who has kindly shared her story with us.
                                  Hello from the beautiful coast of British Columbia!  I live in Surrey with my husband, my ...

                                  Date created: 03/01/2017 08:11 PM
                                • Meet Amanda I would like to introduce the community to another one of our amazing members, Amanda! She is better known on our community as Amanda26 . Please read more about her family's journey of love and life below. All the best to Kyle as he ...
                                  Date created: 04/12/2017 03:54 PM
                                • Meet Russell Spring has sprung and it's time to introduce everyone to another member of the community. Meet Russell, better known on the community as Fergies  and learn more about his journey with colorectal cancer.
                                  In October 2015, I was at a ...

                                  Date created: 05/09/2017 08:21 PM
                                • Meet Suzanne! Summer is on it's way and it is time to meet another community member. Many of you have read posts by Suzanne and will recognize her kind voice from the community where she is better known as Suzanne73 . She has also recently joined our ...

                                  Date created: 06/02/2017 07:14 PM
                                • Meet Addie! Many of you will recognize Addie one of our community mentors here in the community. Take a moment to get to know her a little better, and pop over to the book club that she facilitates here in the community and say hi!

                                  So here it is. I was ...

                                  Date created: 06/28/2017 06:50 PM
                                • Meet Hayleigh... 31 year olds get cancer too. Meet Hayleigh known on our community as HayleighConnell  read more to learn about her journey with worry, hope, and her pal Liam.

                                  Hello everyone!

                                  My name is Hayleigh and I am 31 years old. I live in Kamloops, ...

                                  Date created: 08/03/2017 06:31 PM
                                • Meet Judy It's time to meet another one of our community members. I'm excited to introduce you to Judy better known on our community as hkjudy . Read more about her travel adventures, retirement, and experience with breast cancer below.
                                  At 65 ...

                                  Date created: 09/07/2017 03:25 PM
                                • Meet Debbie Every month we take the time to get to know one of our neighbours better. This month we have the honour to get to know Debbie, known on the community as Dielle and best known for her kind responses and profile picture with the flowing red ...

                                  Date created: 10/05/2017 03:27 PM
                                • Meet Andy... Cancer of Unknown Primary or "CUP" is rare. People like Andy better known on the community as ACH2015 are rare too. We are sure glad to have him sharing his morning reading with us and offering support wherever it is needed. Take a moment ...
                                  Date created: 11/01/2017 05:00 PM
                                • Meet Liz... Winter is here to stay and it's time to cozy up with a warm cup and get to know one of our neighbours better. Meet Liz better known on our community as Warriorprincess  and a warrior she sure is! You will recognize her from her welcoming and ...

                                  Date created: 12/04/2017 07:51 PM
                                • Meet Naomi It's 2018 and time to meet a new member of our community Naomi. You may know her as ECCS Peer Support  here in our community. Take a moment to learn more about Naomi and her family's experience with breast cancer and her mission to give back ...

                                  Date created: 02/01/2018 08:30 PM
                                • Meet Lianne We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Moderator Lianne who recently joined our team. Take a moment to read a bit about Lianne's experiences with cancer both personally and as a caregiver. Be sure to say hi when you see her posts ...

                                  Date created: 03/05/2018 04:35 PM
                                • Meet...Elaine Please take a moment to get to know one of our valued contributors here on CancerConnection-
                                  Elaine, aka LPPK . She is often seen around the community in our Leisure Group cracking jokes, sharing poetry, and photography. Elaine's ...

                                  Date created: 05/01/2018 06:24 PM
                                • Meet...Wes Please take a moment to get to know one of our members, better known on our community as WesT , and learn about his love of music, motor sports, and his experience with prostate cancer.

                                  My name is Wes and at 54 years old I find myself being a ...

                                  Date created: 07/11/2018 01:48 PM
                                • Meet Gayle
                                  I’m known here as Runner Girl.   My name is Gayle, I’m 52 years old.

                                  I was born in Winnipeg, during a blizzard.  My parents thought about calling me Blizzard or Stormy, but settled on Gayle (a big wind), they threw a Y in the middle to ...

                                  Date created: 09/17/2018 06:55 PM
                                • Meet Cathy... I'd like to introduce everyone to Cathy better known in our community as elizabeth06 . Please take a moment to learn more about her wonderful family and how she found out she had metastatic breast cancer.

                                  My name is Cathy, I am 61 years ...

                                  Date created: 10/04/2018 06:30 PM
                                • Meet Steff It's a new year and time to introduce you to a new member of our community. Please welcome Steff better known in our community as prairiemom and read more about her experience with cancer and deciding to stop waiting "'til later"...

                                  Q: ...

                                  Date created: 01/14/2019 03:11 PM
                                • Meet...Brighty Please take a moment to better to get to know a caregiver on our site Brighty. You will recognize her from the warm welcomes she provides in our community.

                                  Summary of experience: 
                                  The year 2017 was supposed to be the happiest of my life. I ...

                                  Date created: 02/08/2019 08:15 PM
                                • CancerConnection Navigation tips by Aly! Here's a quick guide to exploring CancerConnection! How to navigate the website using the navigation bar and dashboard tab: specifically to edit settings, view and edit your profile and content, check your inbox, manage your ...

                                  Date created: 02/08/2019 09:35 PM
                                • Meet...Ann It's time to get to know another wonderful member of our community. Please take a moment to read more about Ann's experience with cancer and her important message about the value of helping others.

                                  Hi, my name is Ann. You may know me as ...

                                  Date created: 03/05/2019 03:50 PM
                                • Chasing Down Metastatic Cancer


                                  What is metastatic cancer?

                                  Cancer has many nasty features that make it one of the most difficult and complicated diseases to treat and cure.  It doesn’t sit still- it is constantly growing, changing and ...
                                  Date created: 01/17/2017 09:55 PM

                                • Drug Repurposing for Colorectal Cancer: Redesigning a House Into a Bookstore


                                  What if there was a quicker and cheaper way to bring forth more treatment options for people with cancer? Researchers are trying to do just that by repurposing drugs used for other diseases to treat cancer. The process of drug ...

                                  Date created: 02/21/2017 10:33 PM
                                • Ready-or-not here we come: opening our eyes to the fight on cancer



                                  Cancer cells are locked into an epic game of hide-and-seek with our body.  Naturally, our body is tuned to recognize and eliminate foreign matter with the help of our immune system.  Cancer is no exception.  Routine inspection shows ...

                                  Date created: 03/21/2017 03:54 PM
                                • Could Smartphones be Used to Detect Skin Cancer?



                                  Possibly. A recent study in the journal Nature found that computers programmed with image recognition technology could diagnose skin cancer just as accurately as skilled skin cancer doctors evaluating the same images.

                                  These ...

                                  Date created: 04/11/2017 08:52 PM

                                • Green Science: The Role of Medical Marijuana in Cancer Therapy



                                  Canada has announced that in 2017 it will make a monumental change to the drug policy relating to the use of marijuana.  The change to the drug policy will pursue the benefits of marijuana while emphasizing shared responsibility, ...

                                  Date created: 05/10/2017 03:32 PM
                                • Chemoprevention: What Researchers Are Learning From Your Mom



                                  Your Mom would be very happy.  Cancer researchers have published studies showing that eating vegetables like broccoli may lower the risk for developing some cancers (1). Taking this idea one step further, researchers want to know ...
                                  Date created: 07/20/2017 02:00 PM

                                • Liquid biopsies: A blood test for detecting and monitoring cancer?


                                  We are living in an era where technological advances allow researchers to answer key questions relating to cancer biology in ways that they never could before. New and powerful approaches have opened doors particularly in the field ...

                                  Date created: 08/25/2017 08:01 PM
                                • Important Notice In order to simply the registration process and improve the user experience, we are changing the login process. 

                                  Effective January 15, 2019 , members will be required to use their e-mail address (instead of username) to login and will ...

                                  Date created: 01/02/2019 03:49 PM
                                • Restoring Body Image After Cancer:An ONLINE Support Group What is the study about?
                                  The study purpose is to examine the usefulness of an online support group
                                  for women with breast cancer on topics about body image and sexuality.
                                  The study will assess the acceptance and effectiveness of the ...

                                  Date created: 12/03/2018 02:54 PM
                                • Exciting Announcement! Have you heard?

                         is being mobile optimized and refreshed!

                                  You will soon be able to connect with us anytime, anywhere, from any device for the support and information you need and want! It will be easier than ever to ...

                                  Date created: 10/04/2018 06:44 PM
                                • Community Mentors
                                  For those of you who don’t know last week was Volunteer Appreciation Week an important week to recognize the contributions and efforts of volunteers. has some very special volunteers I would like to introduce ...

                                  Date created: 05/02/2017 08:55 PM
                                • Meet Lacey Hi everyone, I think it’s a good time to meet the moderator! I am feeling inspired by all of the great pieces provided by our community members and want to share more about myself,so you know more about the person who is always liking your ...

                                  Date created: 12/06/2016 09:13 PM
                                • Have you ever thought about blogging? Have you ever thought you might like to start an online journal or a blog?

                                  Thank you Kolombe for preparing this informative piece about blogging and sharing your insight with us!

                                  Over time, I have had several different blogs. Currently ...

                                  Date created: 11/23/2017 09:52 PM
                                • Have you tested postive for BRCA1 or BRCA2 ?
                                  Women's College Hospital
                                  A Study of Memory and Attention in High-Risk Women

                                  A woman’s lifetime risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she has a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, compared to women who ...

                                  Date created: 08/11/2017 06:54 PM
                                • CanDirect- Looking for volunteers (ONT, QC)

                                  Can self-care tools and a coach help survivors struggling
                                  with depression?

                                  Who: Dr Jane McCusker, McGill University researcher, Montreal

                                  The CanDirect team is looking for volunteers struggling with low mood to try tools such as ...

                                  Date created: 05/12/2017 03:37 PM
                                • CCSRI Research Impact Report Canadians have come together for almost 80 years to support the Canadian Cancer Society’s mission to create a world where no Canadian fears cancer – by donating, volunteering, participating in events and advocating for change. ...
                                  Date created: 05/03/2017 02:33 PM
                                • National Day of Mourning
                                  The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.

                                  Statistics and beyond
                                  The most ...

                                  Date created: 04/28/2017 03:11 PM
                                • Join us for a celebration of life in your community Cancer changes everything. But you don’t have to go through it alone. Communities across Ontario are coming together for a celebration of life in honour of those touched by cancer. Visit the Events page to find a luminary lighting ...
                                  Date created: 03/10/2017 10:33 PM
                                • Congratulations Danielle! One of our valued community members DanielleDL has an exciting new job. To learn more about Danielle's experience with cancer check out her Meet Danielle  feature here. Join us in wishing Danielle well with her new role, we know from ...
                                  Date created: 02/24/2017 03:59 PM
                                • The Importance of Profiles Hello Everyone!

                                  I just wanted to take a moment to encourage everyone to update your profiles.  A more complete profile allows you to connect with others who have had a similar cancer experience,find people with similar interests and ...

                                  Date created: 01/20/2017 08:48 PM
                                • Meet Mike It's hard to believe that December has snuck up on us already!! With the arrival of the new month we have a new member of our community to meet. Please meet Mike-better known on our community as mchesher  and read more about his journey ...

                                  Date created: 12/06/2016 09:14 PM
                                • Meet Cathy

                                  It's hard to believe that it's October and Fall is offically here! With the new month we have a new member to meet. We're pleased to introduce you to Cathy.

                                  Hi my name is Cathy, I’m 47 years old, and I have stage IV colon cancer.  I’m known on ...

                                  Date created: 11/04/2016 07:36 PM
                                • Meet Will It's time to meet another member from our community. We are pleased to introduce Will Dove and we thank him for sharing his powerful message.

                                  After a family vacation in Mexico in early February of this year my wife and I both developed ...

                                  Date created: 11/04/2016 07:34 PM
                                • Return to work made easier for cancer survivors

                                  Returning to work after any illness can be a challenge. For cancer survivors, returning to work (RTW) can be especially difficult due to the effects of cancer and its treatment, an employer’s lack understanding of cancer’s impact on ...

                                  Date created: 10/20/2016 10:14 PM
                                • Take Action – Share your input on caregiver leave and benefits The federal government is holding an open consultation on caregiving benefits and leave and they want to hear directly from Canadians like you.

                                  Improving support for caregivers is one of our advocacy priority issues. The Canadian ...

                                  Date created: 10/20/2016 10:14 PM
                                • Let's discuss the things cancer has taught us
                                  Like all journeys in life, the cancer journey provides lessons along the way – whether you have been recently diagnosed, are currently receiving treatment or are in remission. We asked our online community and social media fans on ...

                                  Date created: 08/27/2015 04:30 PM
                                • Let's discuss the top 10 things to bring to chemo
                                  We recently asked our Facebook fans what they bring to chemo. The number 1 response was to bring someone close to you, like a friend or family member, for company and support.
                                  Here’s a list of the top 10 answers to help those ...

                                  Date created: 08/27/2015 04:29 PM
                                • Let's discuss life after cancer

                                  Moving from cancer patient to cancer survivor is a time of change. While you’re getting used to everyday life again, you’re still facing challenges. We asked our online community and Facebook fans about life after ...

                                  Date created: 08/27/2015 04:28 PM
                                • Let's discuss chemotherapy and you
                                  Chemotherapy  - where do we start when discussing such a complicated topic?
                                  Chemotherapy (sometimes called chemo) uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Some chemotherapy drugs are given on their own. But more often, ...

                                  Date created: 08/27/2015 04:27 PM
                                • Webcast - How understanding your brain can empower your life First - the good news:

                                  We had our first live webcast this week with excellent reviews from those who were able to attend. Dr. Rob Rutledge spoke about "How understanding your brain can empower your life". We practiced ...

                                  Date created: 12/11/2014 10:01 PM
                                • Research reflections - Beacon of hope for cancer patients One of the most exciting fields in cancer research right now is the development of ‘targeted therapies’ – that is, therapies that are designed to attack a unique feature of cancer cells so that treatment kills cancer ...

                                  Date created: 10/21/2014 07:57 PM
                                • Meet Ann It’s time to meet another one of our ‘neighbours’ here in our online community. For October, I’m pleased to introduce you to Ann- better known in our community as Gabby . Here’s a bit about Ann, in her ...
                                  Date created: 10/21/2014 05:54 PM
                                • Talking to someone who’s been there – there’s nothing like it! “I love my Peer Support Worker.  I was pretty specific re: who I wanted to talk with, and CCS delivered.  We had weekly calls, and continue to chat from time to time - so nice to have someone who can relate/share ...

                                  Date created: 10/21/2014 05:50 PM
                                • Research reflections - Overcoming fatigue Cancer treatment can be exhausting. With a heavy treatment schedule, plus other appointments and high stress levels, it’s no surprise that many cancer patients experience fatigue during treatment.
                                  But did you ...

                                  Date created: 10/21/2014 04:28 PM
                                • Meet Terry
                                  Time to meet another "neighbour" in our online community. This month I'm pleased to introduce you to Terry - better known on our community as Windancer . Here's a bit about him, in his own words, starting with his ...

                                  Date created: 10/21/2014 03:45 PM
                                • Be a guest of honour
                                  Sunday June 1st was National Cancer Survivor's Day. There's no need to limit the celebration to one day a year, though. Survivors are celebrated at every Relay for Life event. 

                                  Relay For Life is a global movement ...

                                  Date created: 10/21/2014 03:34 PM
                                • What to bring to chemo: Michelle's packing list
                                  My experience with cancer is likely the same as that of many others in that it was absolutely the last thing I was expecting and it came at the most inconvenient time.  My husband and I definitely had no idea that when we were ...

                                  Date created: 10/21/2014 03:23 PM
                                • Happy National Cancer Survivor's Day Did you know that June 1st is National Cancer Survivor's Day? The theme this year is celebrating survivorship. I hope you took some time today to do something special for yourself. 
                                  After fighting colon ...

                                  Date created: 10/21/2014 03:20 PM
                                • Eating well when you have cancer
                                  The truth is, eating well can be a challenge when you have cancer. And everyone is affected differently. How your eating changes will be different for everyone depending on your type of cancer and the treatments you get. But the goal ...

                                  Date created: 10/21/2014 03:05 PM
                                • Meet Margaret
                                  Today marks the first installment of “Meet your neighbours”. Each month I’m looking forward to introducing you to a couple of community members.
                                  I chose Margaret for our first intro because of her ...

                                  Date created: 10/21/2014 02:38 PM
                                • What's new about the "new" Today I’d like to highlight some of the new features on the site. You’ll find that most of the changes were designed to make the site more user-friendly. It should now be easier to find the information you are looking for, to ...

                                  Date created: 10/16/2014 08:42 PM
                                • New and improved - and back on line!
                                  Welcome to the new and improved! This online community is a place where you can share experiences and build relationships to help yourself and others through the cancer journey.

                                  At the moment I feel a bit ...

                                  Date created: 10/16/2014 08:05 PM
                                • 5 New Stats about Cancer in Canada

                                  Cancer affects us all. Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will hear the words “you have cancer” in their lifetime. In 2019 alone, an estimated 220,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer – that’s about 25 every hour. While we know each year the ...

                                  Date created: 10/30/2019 08:03 PM