The Canadian Cancer Society is doing everything it can to empower, inform and support Canadians living with cancer.
Knowledge is power. This year, we distributed two million copies of print materials on all aspects of cancer, including new publications on When Your Child Has Cancer: A guide to good nutrition and Mesothelioma: Understanding your diagnosis.
We offer compassion and support in more than 100 languages through interpreter services available on our toll-free Cancer Information Service. This year, we built on the service’s success by adding follow-up calls to make sure our callers’ information and support needs had been met. Our website – cancer.ca – received more than 3.5 million hits. And we are reaching more Canadians in new ways, through social media such as Facebook and YouTube.
We speak up for Canadians on important cancer issues. Cancer patients should not have to worry about how to pay for their drugs. That’s why we are lobbying the federal government for a national catastrophic drug program.
Our push for a national caregiver strategy helped result in a multi-party federal parliamentary working group to examine caregiver issues.
We are right there with cancer patients, their families and friends each day of their fight.