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& Breast Cancer

COVID-19 and Breast Cancer: Resources and Updates for August 28th

If you think that you may have the COVID-19 virus, you can use this self-assessment tool

If you have any questions about the impact of COVID-19 as a breast cancer patient, email us at


A recent study has shown that a delay between diagnosis to surgical treatment does not lower the overall survival of women with early-stage breast cancer. Similarly, there was no survival decrease with operative delays among women with ER+ early-stage breast cancer who received neoadjuvant endocrine therapy.

Read more about this study here.

COVID-19 Updates Across Canada

Since our last newsletter, here are some of the recent headlines related to the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada that may be of interest to you. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and is current as of August 26th.



British Columbia


Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia


  • Safe Schools Plan: Personal Protective Equipment Procured, Level 2 Mandatory Masking Under Consideration


While Ontario is the first province where individuals can report a COVID-19 diagnosis through the COVID Alert app, all Canadians are being encouraged to download the app. Canadians can also access a list of 'Locations where you may have been exposed to COVID-19' in order to be aware of high-risk places.

With so many financial supports available and constantly being updated, it may be hard to know which ones are best suited for you. This questionnaire can help you figure out which government financial support is right for you. There is also this questionnaire for business owners.


Olive Branch of Hope will be hosting various virtual sessions that will be taking place on Zoom, as part of their COVID-19 response project.

For more information on these events, visit the links below:

Coping Mentally After COVID-19 with Dr. Williams

Financial Impact on Women’s Health with Jackie Porter:

Release, Relax, and Breathe with Brenda Chung



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