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.

September 25, 2015: Forum: What’s in your Genes? Exploring the Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer, Regina SK

Join Saskatchewan Breast Cancer Connect, Pink Earl Angels, Ovarian Cancer Canada, Triple Negative Support Group and Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support for a day of informative presentations exploring the genetics involved in breast & ovarian cancer. Hear from an oncologist surgeon, a genetic counselor and a panel of people affected by the genetics of cancer.

Click here for more information.

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

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!


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Last updated: September 3, 2015