• Hockey Fights Cancer™

    Hockey Fights Cancer unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families. Together, the hockey community wants to inspire hope and courage for those who are living with and moving past cancer.


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  • Gifts that give back

    Gifts for the Cure are real and meaningful gifts that you give to your family, friends, and co-workers for any special occasion, while also making an impact to those affected by cancer.


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  • Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017

    Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017 was released on June 20. This annual publication gives detailed statistics for the most common types of cancer.


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  • About Our Merger

    On February 1, 2017, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) joined forces.


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  • You Are Not Alone

    Whether you are living with metastatic breast cancer or have a loved one who is, it can be helpful to talk with someone who understands what you are going through. We are available to you.


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  • Breast Cancer Screening

    Need help understanding breast cancer screening and what you should do? We created an online decision aid tool to help inform all women of the factors to consider and their options. Give it a try.


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  • Questions related to breast cancer?

    Our team has the latest information about breast cancer and can answer questions about a diagnosis, treatments, what to expect, financial resources, coping, local support groups and more.


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Changemakers across the country promise to change the future of breast cancer.


On October 1, 2017, Canadians across the country made a promise to change the future of breast cancer by supporting the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure. Thank you to all the Changemakers who participated, fundraised and donated. Together, we’ve raised an estimated $17 million. Join us for next year’s Run on September 30, 2018. Read more.

 

Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to get cancer

Imagine you're sitting beside someone on the bus, or next to your partner on the couch, or having dinner with a friend. Now imagine what it would be like if one of you had cancer. That’s the reality we face today. Nearly half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives and 1 in 4 are expected to die.



The good news is we can do something about it. About half of all cancers can be prevented and research continues to improve the outlook for people with cancer.

And we have made great progress over time. Because of investments in cancer control, including prevention, early detection and treatment, the overall cancer survival rate has increased from about 25% in the 1940s to 60% today.

But we have a long way to go and we need to invest in more research. Last year, 60% of high-priority research projects went unfunded. Imagine the impact we could have if we were able to fund 100%.

 

 


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