The COVID-19 pandemic has put cancer patients in the untenable situation of questionable access to the healthcare system, treatments and even clinical trials, while at the same time having to worry about contracting COVID-19 in their immune-compromised condition.
Even as restrictions begin to lift and some services restart, the road back to pre-COVID cancer care remains uncertain across Canada. In fact, some medical experts have predicted that it could take up to two years for hospitals to clear the backlog of postponed services and surgeries in some parts of the country.
To assess the extent to which the disruption of cancer care caused by COVID-19 in Canada is impacting cancer patients and their caregivers, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) has engaged Leger, an independent market research agency, and the support of Advocacy Solutions, to conduct a national survey. Through this work, CCSN aims to highlight the physical and emotional toll on Canadians in need of access to cancer care.
Patients & Caregivers – Your input is needed by June 8!
We urge you to share your opinions and experiences through our online survey which you can find (in English and French) at the link below. It should take about 10 minutes to complete. All the information you provide will be kept strictly confidential, anonymous and used for market research purposes only.
We thank you in advance for your participation!