CCS adapting to COVID-19 realities to support Canadians during and after the pandemic
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.
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.