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The Facts

Nearly half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

How the Canadian Cancer Society helps

Thanks to support of donors like you, today about 64% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least 5 years after their diagnosis, up from 55% in the early 1990s.

Together with the community, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) funds groundbreaking research and provides a compassionate national support system to help ensure no one has to face cancer alone.

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How CCS helped last year:

We provided a space for community and connection to over 210,000 people affected by cancer through our online community, CancerConnection.ca.

We helped nearly 5,000 people get to and from cancer-related medical appointments through our Wheels of Hope transportation program.

We responded to over 44,000 phone calls, emails and live chat questions from Canadians seeking cancer information, resources and assistance through our Cancer Information Helpline.

We established a virtual distribution model for wigs, headwear and breast accessories, ensuring people with cancer had safe access to items that could help them feel more confident and comfortable.

We funded important advocacy work that led to new regulations to restrict e-cigarette advertising, increase taxes on tobacco products and introduce a tax for e-cigarettes.

We funded $46.8 million in life-saving cancer research, including:

  • $25.4 million to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • $2.5 million for cancer prevention
  • $3.1 million for screening and early detection
  • $11 million to enable over 150 clinical trials to test new strategies to treat and prevent cancer
  • $5.5 million to enhance quality of life, including survivorship and supportive care

There is still work to be done

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