Man runs from B.C. to Ontario, raises over $69,000 for young cancer patients

Rick Fall spent every day of the last three and a half months running roughly the equivalent of a full marathon as he trekked from British Columbia to Ontario. The … Read More

COVID-19: Second vaccine dose delays leave many cancer patients unprotected, say advocates

This week, patients and advocates mounted a national campaign to prioritize people with cancer by adhering to the manufacturer’s schedule. In the case of Pfizer, that’s a three-week delay, while … Read More

Asthma, cancer did not increase risk of testing COVID-19 positive, study shows

Cancer patients are at a higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19, but surprisingly had a lower chance of testing positive for the respiratory disease during Canada’s first wave. … Read More

Some blood pressure pills could increase skin cancer risk in older adults: study

Some common pills used to treat high blood pressure may cause an increased risk of skin cancers in people aged 66 and above, according to a new study. The peer-reviewed … Read More

B.C. baby fighting rare cancer dies; fundraising money to go to other infants in need

The fight to save a B.C. baby battling a rare form of pediatric cancer has ended in tragedy, but family and supporters are hoping good can still come from a … Read More

‘I’m a goner’: How COVID-19 compounds the challenges for Canada’s cancer patients

Just like his blood cancer diagnosis back in 2016, Brian Richardson says the coronavirus pandemic has thrown his whole life for a loop once again. The 26-year-old from Calgary, Alta., … Read More

After 25-year fight with cancer, Regina advocate Dionne Warner leaves lasting legacy

Dionne Warner waged war against the nine separate cancer diagnoses she had throughout her lifetime. And as the obituary she co-wrote with her husband explicitly lays out, saying that she … Read More

Cancer treatments face shipment delays as coronavirus limits many Canadian flights

Medical companies and shippers in Canada are racing to transport time-sensitive radiochemical materials used to treat cancer, as a pandemic-induced drop in passenger flights has narrowed transportation options and created … Read More

Wildfires take over from industry as major source of cancer-causing air toxins: study

Wildfires have taken over from industry as a major source of a group of cancer-causing chemical toxins in the air, Environment Canada says. The first national assessment of polycyclic aromatic … Read More

New Brunswick reverses policy, will allow Canadians from outside Canada to visit close family

The New Brunswick government has abruptly changed its COVID-19 restriction which stopped at least one Canadian couple from entering the province to visit their sick mother, despite being cleared by … Read More

Bladder Cancer Canada’s annual walk goes virtual to raise awareness, bolster research

Fundraisers and charity events alike have been forced to readjust under the umbrella of the coronavirus pandemic, and the annual Bladder Cancer Canada walk is no different. Typically, Canadians across … Read More

Why Canadians can’t ignore this sign of bladder cancer, even in the COVID-19 pandemic

Brad Hornseth made sure to call his family doctor right away when he spotted specks of blood in his urine. It was early in the summer of 2018 and the … Read More

Current, former cancer patients more likely to die of COVID-19: study

New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without … Read More

Navigating a new cancer diagnosis during a pandemic: ‘Everything is upended’

Robin McGee has been here before. When she was diagnosed with a recurrence of colorectal cancer on Monday, it marked the third time she’s been told she has cancer. But … Read More