CCS is actively monitoring and responding to the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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.
The Canadian Cancer Society in Nova Scotia recognizes the financial burden of cancer and its effects on overall health. The Nova Scotia Division of the Canadian Cancer Society is currently advocating the Provincial Government to enable more Nova Scotian’s to quality for support from the Boarding Transportation and Ostomy Program (BTO).
You can help by talking to people in your community about the BTO Program.
We realize that our efforts cannot even be compared to what women face when they hear the words ... ‘you have cancer.’
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.