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Canadian Breast Cancer Network - CBCN The Voice of Canadians with Breast Cancer

We strive to voice the views and concerns of breast cancer patients through education, advocacy activities, and the promotion of information sharing.

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Welcome to the Canadian Breast Cancer Network page. Our page encourages open and constructive discussion while maintaining a respectful and supportive environment for all. If your comment does not comply with the following basic rules, it will not be posted on the website and may be removed:
- If your posts are product related;
- If your posts include profanity, defamatory, libel

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The ASCENT study compared Sacituzumab Govitecan with standard chemotherapy for the treatment of metastatic triple negati...
09/27/2021
A plain language summary of the ASCENT study: Sacituzumab Govitecan for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer | Future Oncology

The ASCENT study compared Sacituzumab Govitecan with standard chemotherapy for the treatment of metastatic triple negative breast cancer. Access a plain language summary of the study here:
https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/10.2217/fon-2021-0868

Sacituzumab Govitecan (also known by the brand name TRODELVY®) is a new and available treatment for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, or mTNBC for short. Metastatic breast cancer means the breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Triple negative means the breast cancer does not ...

Our private, online group, Canadian Breast Cancer Patient Network, is a great space for breast cancer patients to get su...
09/22/2021

Our private, online group, Canadian Breast Cancer Patient Network, is a great space for breast cancer patients to get support from others who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. Join now:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianBreastCancerPatientNetwork

Our private, online group, Canadian Breast Cancer Patient Network, is a great space for breast cancer patients to get support from others who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. Join now:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanadianBreastCancerPatientNetwork

Prior to being diagnosed with breast cancer, Adriana saw her b***s as… b***s. But after her diagnosis, her relationship ...
09/21/2021
My Breasts Are My B***s

Prior to being diagnosed with breast cancer, Adriana saw her b***s as… b***s. But after her diagnosis, her relationship with her b***s changed, causing her to view them in the more medical term, seeing them as breasts.

Read about how she navigated this new relationship to her body:
https://cbcn.ca/en/blog/our-stories/breasts-are-b***s

It’s safe to say I think about my breasts a lot. Wait. I just wrote breasts. Not b***s, t**s, coconuts, gazongas or even The Girls. Breasts. Ugh.

The phase 3 of the OlympiA study looking at olaparib (Lynparza) showed that patients with high-risk HER2-negatice breast...
09/20/2021
Targeted Treatment for Early-Stage Breast Cancers

The phase 3 of the OlympiA study looking at olaparib (Lynparza) showed that patients with high-risk HER2-negatice breast cancer and inherited or germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 may benefit from an additional targeted treatment following initial treatment.
https://patientpower.info/targeted-treatment-for-early-stage-breast-cancers

A recent study shows that certain individuals with early-stage breast cancer may benefit from an additional targeted treatment after initial therapy.

On September 28th at 4PM (EST), Advance Care Planning Canada will be hosting Advance Care Planning: Know Your Rights. Th...
09/17/2021
Advance Care Planning | Advance Care Planning: Know Your Rights

On September 28th at 4PM (EST), Advance Care Planning Canada will be hosting Advance Care Planning: Know Your Rights. This free 1-hour webinar will:

- Provide an overview of advance care planning and how it fits into the life planning mode
- Help you understand your rights in the advance care planning process from a national and provincial/territorial perspective
- Discuss the benefits of involving your lawyer in the advance care planning process

Learn more and register:
https://cbcn.ca/en/ACP-Know-Your-Rights

Educational breast cancer events happening across Canada and online.

If you have found a clinical trial that you are interested in enrolling in, it's important to properly understand how th...
09/16/2021

If you have found a clinical trial that you are interested in enrolling in, it's important to properly understand how the trial is relevant to you and your situation. Here are 10 questions to ask your healthcare team to get you started.

If you have found a clinical trial that you are interested in enrolling in, it's important to properly understand how the trial is relevant to you and your situation. Here are 10 questions to ask your healthcare team to get you started.

A research study on the financial burden of cancer found recurring themes of economic exclusion, financial toxicity and ...
09/15/2021
“My Cancer Is Worth Only Fifteen Weeks?” A Critical Analysis of the Lived Experiences of Financial Toxicity and Cancer in Canada

A research study on the financial burden of cancer found recurring themes of economic exclusion, financial toxicity and constrained choices among participants who were receiving care in a cancer centre in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and who had received employment insurance.

Read more:
https://www.ijhpm.com/article_4095.html

health management, policy management, health policy and decision making,

As a mammographer, Jennifer King understood the process and treatments for breast cancer, but had no understanding of th...
09/14/2021

As a mammographer, Jennifer King understood the process and treatments for breast cancer, but had no understanding of the emotions that overwhelm someone who has been given the diagnosis. So she wrote a book about it.

This is the book she desperately wanted when she was diagnosed with breast cancer; a guide with ways of coping with fears of the unknown path ahead, from someone who has dealt with the emotional and physical challenges. This book is meant to be that companion, always available to hold your hand and offer you comfort and hope through each stage of treatment for early stage breast cancer patients.

Jennifer will be running a free promotional download for her book, “Holding Your Hand: A Breast Cancer Companion” from September 17th to Septmber 20th.

Access it here:
https://www.amazon.com/Holding-Your-Hand-Breast-Companion-ebook/dp/B08G554CH6

As a mammographer, Jennifer King understood the process and treatments for breast cancer, but had no understanding of the emotions that overwhelm someone who has been given the diagnosis. So she wrote a book about it.

This is the book she desperately wanted when she was diagnosed with breast cancer; a guide with ways of coping with fears of the unknown path ahead, from someone who has dealt with the emotional and physical challenges. This book is meant to be that companion, always available to hold your hand and offer you comfort and hope through each stage of treatment for early stage breast cancer patients.

Jennifer will be running a free promotional download for her book, “Holding Your Hand: A Breast Cancer Companion” from September 17th to Septmber 20th.

Access it here:
https://www.amazon.com/Holding-Your-Hand-Breast-Companion-ebook/dp/B08G554CH6

Our COVID-19 and Breast Cancer webpage provides resources that are relevant to breast cancer patients about the COVID-19...
09/13/2021

Our COVID-19 and Breast Cancer webpage provides resources that are relevant to breast cancer patients about the COVID-19 virus, including information on the COVID-19 vaccines.

Access it here: https://cbcn.ca/en/covid-19-resources-vaccines

Our COVID-19 and Breast Cancer webpage provides resources that are relevant to breast cancer patients about the COVID-19 virus, including information on the COVID-19 vaccines.

Access it here: https://cbcn.ca/en/covid-19-resources-vaccines

While most research on the COVID-19 virus and cancer looked at all cancers together, there are some that specifically fo...
09/07/2021
Research Findings on Breast Cancer and the COVID-19 Virus

While most research on the COVID-19 virus and cancer looked at all cancers together, there are some that specifically focused on breast cancer alone. In today's blogpost we highlight 5 research studies on breast cancer, the COVID-19 virus, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://cbcn.ca/en/blog/our-stories/research-covid-breast-cancer

Breast cancer research is critical as it provides information on the detection, prognosis, treatment, and elimination of the disease.

If you are a healthcare provider, then our HCP Connected is for you. HCP Connected is our monthly newsletter that highli...
09/06/2021

If you are a healthcare provider, then our HCP Connected is for you. HCP Connected is our monthly newsletter that highlights CBCN-developed resources that may be of use to you and your patients.

Subscribe to HCP Connected today:
https://cbcn.ca/en/outreach

If you are a healthcare provider, then our HCP Connected is for you. HCP Connected is our monthly newsletter that highlights CBCN-developed resources that may be of use to you and your patients.

Subscribe to HCP Connected today:
https://cbcn.ca/en/outreach

Hereditary genetic testing, genomic testing, precision oncology, personalized medicine. You may have heard of these term...
09/03/2021

Hereditary genetic testing, genomic testing, precision oncology, personalized medicine. You may have heard of these terms before and wondered what they meant and how they differed from each other. You may have also been curious about how they apply to breast cancer patients. If this is the case, then our latest two CBCN Advocacy Guides are for you.

In these two guides, we provide information on what genetic testing and genomic testing are, when to get them done, and what they mean to breast cancer patients so that you can discuss with your healthcare team whether accessing them is right for you. At the end of each guide, we provide various steps that breast cancer patients in Canada can take to access each of these tests. https://cbcn.ca/en/advocacy-guides

Hereditary genetic testing, genomic testing, precision oncology, personalized medicine. You may have heard of these terms before and wondered what they meant and how they differed from each other. You may have also been curious about how they apply to breast cancer patients. If this is the case, then our latest two CBCN Advocacy Guides are for you.

In these two guides, we provide information on what genetic testing and genomic testing are, when to get them done, and what they mean to breast cancer patients so that you can discuss with your healthcare team whether accessing them is right for you. At the end of each guide, we provide various steps that breast cancer patients in Canada can take to access each of these tests. https://cbcn.ca/en/advocacy-guides

Dépistage génétique, dépistage génomique, oncologie de précision, médecine personnalisée... Peut-être avez-vous déjà ent...
09/03/2021

Dépistage génétique, dépistage génomique, oncologie de précision, médecine personnalisée... Peut-être avez-vous déjà entendu ces termes sans savoir ce qu’ils représentent ou en quoi ils diffèrent? Peut-être vous êtes-vous déjà demandé en quoi il pouvait s’appliquer aux personnes atteintes d’un cancer du sein? Si tel est le cas, les deux derniers guides de promotion et de défense des droits du RCCS sont faits pour vous.

Vous trouverez dans ces deux guides des renseignements sur le dépistage génétique et le dépistage génomique, sur le moment propice à la réalisation de ces tests et sur leur signification pour les personnes atteintes d’un cancer du sein, ce qui vous permettra d’en parler avec votre médecin et de décider si vous devez les faire. Vous y trouverez également des conseils pour militer en faveur d’un accès équitable à ces tests pour toutes les personnes atteintes d’un cancer du sein au Canada.
https://cbcn.ca/fr/advocacy-guides

Dépistage génétique, dépistage génomique, oncologie de précision, médecine personnalisée... Peut-être avez-vous déjà entendu ces termes sans savoir ce qu’ils représentent ou en quoi ils diffèrent? Peut-être vous êtes-vous déjà demandé en quoi il pouvait s’appliquer aux personnes atteintes d’un cancer du sein? Si tel est le cas, les deux derniers guides de promotion et de défense des droits du RCCS sont faits pour vous.

Vous trouverez dans ces deux guides des renseignements sur le dépistage génétique et le dépistage génomique, sur le moment propice à la réalisation de ces tests et sur leur signification pour les personnes atteintes d’un cancer du sein, ce qui vous permettra d’en parler avec votre médecin et de décider si vous devez les faire. Vous y trouverez également des conseils pour militer en faveur d’un accès équitable à ces tests pour toutes les personnes atteintes d’un cancer du sein au Canada.
https://cbcn.ca/fr/advocacy-guides

In our upcoming Questions and Experts session on September 9th at 1PM (EDT), we will be hosting Dr. Dugald Seely, ND, fo...
09/01/2021

In our upcoming Questions and Experts session on September 9th at 1PM (EDT), we will be hosting Dr. Dugald Seely, ND, founder and CEO at the Centre for Health Innovation in Ottawa. Have all of your questions answered about complementary therapies to support the treatment of breast cancer. Questions can be asked during the live session or be submitted in advance to [email protected]

Learn more and register:
https://cbcn.ca/en/QandE-Naturopathy

In our upcoming Questions and Experts session on September 9th at 1PM (EDT), we will be hosting Dr. Dugald Seely, ND, founder and CEO at the Centre for Health Innovation in Ottawa. Have all of your questions answered about complementary therapies to support the treatment of breast cancer. Questions can be asked during the live session or be submitted in advance to [email protected]

Learn more and register:
https://cbcn.ca/en/QandE-Naturopathy

Study Participation OpportunityTitle of Study: A Study on Cancer Treatment Experiences as An Older Adult Purpose of stud...
08/27/2021

Study Participation Opportunity

Title of Study: A Study on Cancer Treatment Experiences as An Older Adult

Purpose of study: Researchers in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia are conducting a research study looking at the gaps and overlaps in care experiences of older adults with cancer and their caregivers in British Columbia.

To learn more or to participate, please send an email to Kristen Haase at [email protected] or call 604-827-0979

Study Participation Opportunity

Title of Study: A Study on Cancer Treatment Experiences as An Older Adult

Purpose of study: Researchers in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia are conducting a research study looking at the gaps and overlaps in care experiences of older adults with cancer and their caregivers in British Columbia.

To learn more or to participate, please send an email to Kristen Haase at [email protected] or call 604-827-0979

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Bracashirts has scheduled our next Cancer Survivor Learning Series. We have some special guests attending. The authors from the book "Hope Among Us" will be joining us in these sessions. We have 10 spaces left in next weeks session: June 15,16,17,18 at 14:00 EST (11:00 PST). We deliver live interactive presentations by Catharine Janssen retired critical care RN, Certified Holistic Cancer Coach, and cancer survivor. Our learning discussion topics are: 1) Introduction 2) Adoption of a Healthy Dietary Lifestyle, 3) Immunology and the Impact Stress has on Cancer, 4) The Cancer Personality & Why Cancer Patients with a Positive Mindset Survive and Thrive, 5)The Benefits of Exercise, 6) Relaxation Techniques, 7) The benefits of rest. Sign up by logging into the bracashirts website, and registering your email through the help desk portal. The cost of the course is purchasing our "Pay It Forward" program, when you order the Bracashirt Combopac and donate it to the cancer care center of your choice. (This is ideal for breast cancer and abdominal cancer patients). Contact us for more info via the "Book A Time" feature. https://www.bracashirts.ca
#Bracashirts has scheduled their next Cancer Survivor Learning Series . We have live presentations by Catharine Janssen retired critical care RN, and Certified Holistic Cancer Coach, and cancer survivor. Our learning discussion topics are: 1) Introduction (Free), 2) Adoption of a Healthy Dietary Lifestyle, 3)The Benefits of Exercise, 4) Immunology and the Impact Stress has on Cancer, 5) The Cancer Personality & Learn Why Cancer Patients with a Positive Mindset Survive and Thrive, 6) Relaxation Techniques, 7) The benefits of rest. If you like the content in this poster, you are going to love the content in this weekly course. Sign up by logging into my website, and registering your email through my help desk. The Introduction is free so you can scope out what this is all about. The cost of the course is 50.00 for each or "Pay It Forward" when you order the Bracashirt Combopac and donate it to the cancer care center of your choice. (P.S. It is cheaper to buy the combopac and donate the shirts, my "Paying Forward" mantra).
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Hi. I just found this link. I have been on letrazole for 2+ years. I am 68 and have these episodes of flooding sweats -when sleeping and when out and about especially when shopping. Plus I have this overwhelming exhaustion every day. (I had chemo, DMX, and radiation). Am I the only one. It makes me crazy!
This came out last week. Pfizer is taking on prodding the UK govt. to collect accurate stats. regarding recurrences of mets. bc post-diagnosis:
TheraBounce, Rebounduk, and The Bounce Book have joined forces for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This is an extremely important cause for us as breast cancer has touched our lives, and the lives of so many. Breast cancer is the #1 cancer affecting women in Canada presently and it is estimated that 27,700 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2020. Together, TheraBounce, Rebound Fitness, and The Bounce book are offering a giveaway to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Network - CBCN throughout October. The Canadian Breast Cancer Network focuses their advocacy efforts on four main issues: metastatic breast cancer, drug access, the financial burden of cancer, and improving health care. Our fundraising efforts will go directly towards supporting these initiatives. TheraBounce is donating one free Rebound Therapy or Flexi-Bounce Therapy session! Rebound Fitness is donating one Fit Bounce Pro Rebounder! And authors Joy Daniels and Jordan Gruber are donating one hard copy of The Bounce book which is the definitive new guidebook to rebounding exercise! Are you seeing a theme? We are all about bouncing! Research has shown that bouncing on a rebounding significantly increases lymphatic drainage. This is particularly relevant for breast cancer patients and survivors who often experience lymphedema, thus a perfect giveaway for this month of awareness! To giveaway is taking place on Instagram! See TheraBounce’s post for more details: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFzpLO3Bho3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link And this is the link to donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Network: www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/bouncing-for-breast-cancer-awareness-month/ If you are interested in additional special offers from TheraBounce, Rebound Fitness, and The Bounce book, as well as access to live virtual rebound fitness classes, please send TheraBounce a message with your email address! Canadian Resident Only. Rebound Therapy/Flexi-Bounce Therapy session winner must be based in the GTA and must be clear of contraindications. One entry per person. Giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram or Facebook. Giveaway closes at 11:59pm on October 31st 2020. Winners will be announced November 1st 2020. #TheraBounce #ReboundFitness #TheBouncebook #fundraiser #giveaway #rebounder #rebounding #reboundtherapy #flexibouncetherapy #CanadianBreastCancerNetwork #breastcancerawarenessmonth #breastcancerawareness #breastcancer #findacure
Researchers at Mount Sinai Fertility have created an info sheet for common fertility questions that women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation may face. If you or a family member carry this mutation, please click the link below for more information :
We started a local support group in my community to support women who have gone through or are fighting any type of cancer. Breast cancer is the most prevalent in our group so far. A few of us breast friends got together to pamper ourselves at the salon and then had some pics taken to use on posters to create awareness for our group. It was a fun day! 💕
I'm a graduate student at the University of Ottawa and we're running a 4-week online study targeting self-care for cancer caregivers. To learn more please send us a message or contact Emily Wolfe Phillips by email at [email protected] or by phone at (613) 562-5800 extension 7300
Hi everyone. Given the latest news from Ontario re coverage of oral chemo drugs and the appalling remarks from the Doug Ford people (cancer patients are likened to children begging for ice cream), an advocacy/activist group has started and I invite you to join here: Join my group on Messenger by visiting: https://m.me/join/AbYRyFS6pupkREp-