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I Am And I Will this World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day on February 4th gives us a chance to reflect on 2018, the work we’ve accomplished and the work that still needs to be done. This year, WCD has a brand-new message: I Am And I Will.

At CBCN:

I am working to ensure the best quality of life for breast cancer patients in Canada.

I will continue to fight for equitable access to treatments, psychosocial support, and education to better support Canadians with breast cancer.

This has been our driving mission for the past 24 years and serves as the foundation for everything we do here at CBCN.

Last year, we continued this mission when we launched our Lived Experience report. In this report, we surveyed nearly 500 Canadians living with breast cancer to find out more about their experiences with cancer and their perspectives on the gaps that need to be addressed. This report, and the recommendations outlined within, continues to guide our work and the resources we are developing to help breast cancer patients.

One of those recommendations is to improve and expand on educational resources. Our SurgeryGuide can help newly diagnosed patients understand what surgical options they have available to them and what they mean. From your initial surgery to remove the tumour to your reconstruction options and beyond.

What’s next?

  1. FinancialNavigator This month we’ll be launching another navigational tool to help Canadians facing financial issues related to their cancer diagnosis.
  2. TxAlgorithm We’re also launching an interactive treatment guide to help healthcare professionals in facilitating patient shared decision-making when selecting treatment options. Find out more here.
  3. Patient Magazine Check out our latest digital magazine addressing some of the most common treatment side effects and patient perspectives.

We want to hear your I Am And I Will’s. Share your story with us on our blog or tweet us using the World Cancer Day hashtags:  #WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill