The Canadian Cancer Society supports community right to know. We believe people have the right to know if they are being exposed to substances that are carcinogens.
Community right to know
The Canadian Cancer Society believes that as community members, workers and consumers, we all have the right:
- to know about the environmental and occupational risks that we are being exposed to
- to make informed decisions affecting our health
That is why we support the principle of community right to know.
Within about 12 hours of being at Camp Goodtime, everything started to change, and that week was cathartic, transformative. It was the first time I got to know myself.
Making progress in the cancer fight
The 5-year cancer survival rate has increased from 25% in the 1940s to 60% today.