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  • 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 10:12 AM

  • 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 01:11 PM
  • Research Opportunity 5c712f5d5fb8cf75e7d948d5f0250ff1-huge-fl

    Date created: 02/19/2021 01:01 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 12:03 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 08:25 AM

  • 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 12:27 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 03:32 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 11:39 AM
  • 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 09:37 AM
  • 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 10:01 AM
  • 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 09:41 AM

  • 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 08:13 AM

  • RelayAt Home!

    Date created: 06/16/2020 04:15 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 04:06 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 03:52 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 10:52 AM
  • 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 05:07 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 09:35 AM
  • 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 03:52 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 01:08 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 09:05 AM

  • 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 03:14 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 03:14 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 04:01 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 03:14 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 10:21 AM
  • 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 03:12 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 11:24 AM
  • 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 04:09 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 01:51 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 10:23 AM
    • 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 09:22 AM
    • 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 03:35 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 09:49 AM
    • 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 08:54 AM
    • 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 01:44 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 03:55 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 03:52 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 01:54 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 10:37 AM
    • 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 09:33 AM
    • 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 10:11 AM
    • 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 04:33 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 09:59 AM
    • 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 02:48 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 05:14 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 05:14 PM
    • What's the average wait time for cancer surgery?  

      Question:  My mom has been diagnosed with colon cancer and has an appointment to see a surgeon. We are so anxious about this whole process. What is the average waiting period from the consultation visit to surgery?

      Answer:   It’s ...

      Date created: 05/24/2016 03:24 PM
    • Answering your questions from our webcast Make Nutrition Count- Eating well when you have cancer On March 31 we hosted a webcast, Make Nutrition Count- Eating well when you have cancer,  presented by registered dietician Julie Kozmenuick. During the webcast we received a lot of questions for Julie, so many that we were ...
      Date created: 04/07/2015 01:32 PM
    • This New Year, Make a Resolution to Help Someone Quit Smoking With New Year’s in the not-so-distant past, many people are thinking about their resolutions and how to stick to them. One of the most popular is to quit smoking. It's likely that you know someone who wants to break their ...

      Date created: 01/19/2015 08:14 AM
    • Coping with cancer during the holiday season Sarah Midea was only 22 years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She went for her regular Pap test and was called back for a follow-up, which resulted in several biopsies and cryo-surgery. Everything unfolded so quickly, ...
      Date created: 12/18/2014 08:24 AM
    • 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 04:01 PM
    • Changes to our notification system We have recently updated our community's notification system, and as a result you will now be receiving one ‘daily digest’ email per day. In order to make this change effective, we unfortunately had to ...
      Date created: 11/14/2014 10:24 AM
    • 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 12:50 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 10:34 AM
    • 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 10:23 AM
    • 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 10:20 AM
    • 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 10:05 AM
    • 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 03:42 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 03:05 PM