Support those with cancer during COVID-19
Cancer doesn’t stop being a life-threatening disease in the middle of a pandemic.
Many Canadians living with cancer are experiencing additional stress and anxiety at an already difficult time. Too many are awaiting information or diagnoses, and more still are facing delays in their treatment. Cancer isn’t waiting for the restrictions to lift to address the backlogs – it will still affect nearly 1 in 2 Canadians who are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
People living with cancer are among the most vulnerable in our communities since they may have compromised immune systems that may put them at risk of more serious outcomes if they contract COVID-19. And because cancer screening, surgeries and other treatments are being postponed, we anticipate an overwhelming number of cancer cases diagnosed or treated too late.
We need your support – now more than ever – to help Canadians affected by cancer during COVID-19 and beyond.