The Canadian Cancer Society recognizes that the challenge of cancer is bigger than any single organization. We are proud to work in partnership with many national and provincial organizations and corporations to improve the lives of Canadians touched by cancer.
We are thankful for the support of these partners, alliances and joint initiatives that share in our commitment to the fight against cancer.
I was in total shock when I heard the diagnosis of cancer. Cancer to me was an adult’s disease. Being a 13-year-old teenager, it certainly wasn’t even on my radar.
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.