Lung cancer patients
deserve to be cancer
Better access to care
gives us a fighting chance
Right2Survive spreads awareness of lung cancer in Canada, and of the vital importance of access to screening programs. Join us as we encourage governments across the country to improve access to and awareness of lung cancer screening. You have the right to survive.
Knowledge is power. Lung cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in Canada. Take control of your health and get informed today.
We have the tools to help you get started, from what questions to ask your doctor to resources to access needed services and treatments.
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Share your story and stand with cancer survivors.
My name is Kim and I am a mother to two loving girls, a former psychiatric nurse and now, a lung cancer fighter. In February 2017 I was diagnosed with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer at just 49-years-old. Prior to my diagnosis I had been living with a persistent cough for about a year and a half. Eventually I began to worry that I was developing pneumonia, so I reached out to my family doctor for a chest x-ray. This is where my lung cancer was discovered.
I am so thankful for the fantastic doctors I have been given here in Ottawa. After discovering my lung cancer, I was given a biopsy which revealed an EGFR biomarker mutation which meant my lung cancer journey would be a bit different than others. Because of some fantastic patient and caregiver groups across North America, I have gained incredible knowledge about my own lung cancer diagnosis which has allowed me to be my own advocate.
To put it bluntly, I would not be standing here today without innovative therapies or lung cancer research. Since my diagnosis, there have been great advances made in lung cancer research and survivorship. Lung cancer patients are living longer and are getting stronger because of innovative therapies. It is my hope that my story can help inspire others to advocate for innovative therapies – because this pivotal research saves lives. I know, because it has saved mine. Together, we can change statistics.
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The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network was created by a group of Canadians concerned about cancer and cancer survivorship issues.