Category: Cancer associations

Cancer associations

Breast cancer support group meetings in Nova Scotia

Breast Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer detected in women including Nova Scotia. Around 780 women were diagnosed with the disease in 2015 while it caused 150 deaths in the same year.

Patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer need emotional support and backup so that they can retain hope and recover successfully.  To be able to do that successfully, we have a number of breast cancer support groups – and we would be taking a look at a few of them in Nova Scotia. (more…)

Cancer associations

The role of CCS and CBCF in fighting breast cancer

The incidents of breast cancer have risen significantly in modern times. It is a serious disease that affects 1 Canadian woman out of 8 during her lifetime. The incidents are rarer in men but still exist. If we go by statistics, 230 men and 26,300 women in Canada had been diagnosed in 2017 with breast cancer. Per hour, at least 3 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada.

The number of deaths is also not to ignore- 43 men and 5,000 women have been thought to have died in 2017 due to breast cancer. (more…)