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Issues you can act on

Our advocacy campaigns cover many issues vital to cancer patients and their families – from preventing cancer, to accessing high-quality treatment, to improving palliative care, to more support for family caregivers.

We’ve won many battles, but there’s still a way to go. And our campaigns are most successful when you get involved! We need your help to improve the lives of those living with and beyond cancer.

Smoke-free public places

The Canadian Cancer Society BC &Yukon is advocating for stronger provincial tobacco control regulation in outdoor public places, such as outdoor patios of bars and restaurants, and on parks, playgrounds and beaches. Many municipalities throughout BC have banned smoking in outdoor public places and are paving the way for province-wide legislation. All British Columbians should be protected and strong province-wide regulation that would protect British Columbians from exposure to second-hand smoke, most importantly where children play, is needed.

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Stories

Dr Senthil Muthuswamy Pancreatic tumours in a dish

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Making progress in the cancer fight

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The 5-year cancer survival rate has increased from 25% in the 1940s to 60% today.

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