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.

Register today for Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Webinar Series

Join Living Beyond Breast Cancer this October for their two part webinar series on metastatic breast cancer.

In the first webinar, taking place on October 16th, learn about navigating transitions in your treatment. And in the second webinar, taking place October 27th, learn about treating the whole you with integrative care.

Click here for more information on Part 1.

Click here for more information on Part 2.

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: October 5, 2015