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Coping with cancer after a disaster
In a disaster, either natural or accidental, everyone is in survival mode. But for people with cancer, this can be especially hard because hospitals may be closed – or they might be open for emergencies only and not for scheduled appointments or treatments. Your medical records may be temporarily – or permanently – unavailable. And your healthcare team could be working in a different location. You might wonder what’s next and who to go to for help.
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What’s the lifetime risk of getting cancer?
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows about half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.