Managing the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Most people are aware of the widely known and visible side effects of chemotherapy like hair loss and nausea. There are also common but less visible side effects of chemotherapy. Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a serious side effect of chemotherapy for breast and other cancers.

Watch this short video to learn more about managing the side effects of chemotherapy.


Quebec Ministry of Health announces funding for new metastatic breast cancer treatments

The Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) commends the Québec Ministry of Health for their actions to increase access to new metastatic breast cancer treatments in the province. Effective July 24th, the Québec Ministry of Health announced that they will provide access to Perjeta (pertuzumab) for HER-2 positive, metastatic breast cancer patients.

CBCN is so pleased to have worked with the Ministry of Health to promote increased access to new metastatic breast cancer treatments in Quebec. We strongly urge all provinces and jurisdictions to ensure that essential treatments for metastatic breast cancer are covered under all provincial drug formularies.

Read our press release here.


Get the latest issue of Network News!

CBCN’s Spring 2015 issue of Network News is now available! In this issue, you’ll find articles on the High Risk Breast Cancer Project, a patient’s story in her own words and the soothing effects of music therapy and qigong, among many other topics. You can read Network News online here or request a free hard copy by sending your mailing address to Wendy at whall@cbcn.ca.

Congratulations to Kathleen Hill of Prince Edward Island, who wins a draw for a $200 gift card from Chapters/Indigo for those who completed a survey about CBCN’s magazine, Network News!


Order CBCN’s workshop kit Intimacy After Breast Cancer: A program for young women

CBCN, along with clinical psychologist and breast cancer survivor Dr. Sally Kydd, has developed a workshop titled "Intimacy After Breast Cancer: A Program for Young Women" to address sexuality and intimacy issues after a breast cancer diagnosis. Developed for qualified professionals and community organizations, this unique resource will provide facilitators with the ability to address these important needs in a compassionate and informative nature.

Click here to find out how to host this workshop in your community.

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Last updated: August 7, 2015