The psychological impact of cancer: a Canadian perspective

All.Can member Amy Jones writes about the psychological impact of cancer and the need for improved for psychological support.

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Patient story: ‘Waiting so long for a diagnosis is horrible’

This patient story shares the experience of one respondent who had to wait over two months to receive their diagnosis.

World Cancer Day: All.Can members’ pledges

The theme of World Cancer Day from 2019–2021 is I Am and I Will. This is a call to action for personal commitment, representing the power of action taken now to impact the future.

Patient story: ‘We were told that our daughter had leukaemia, and that it was serious’

This patient story details the experience of a family and young daughter who got diagnosed with leukaemia and how they would have liked more psychological support.

Patient story: ‘I can’t understand why my diagnosis was missed for a year and a half’

This blog post features the experience of a patient who told us their diagnosis of prostate cancer took longer than they would have expected.

Understanding what patients value to improve care

Member blog by: Christobel Saunders, Professor of Surgery/Consultant Breast Surgeon, All.Can Australia, All.Can International.

Patient story: ‘I wanted to know what to expect’

This blog post features the experience of a patient from Belgium who told us the psychological support she was offered was too focused on solutions, while she wanted understanding and support. This post is part of the All.Can patient stories series.

Patient story: ‘My illness did not cost me’

This blog post features the experience of a patient from Belgium who told us he found having a care coordinator helped him to avoid delays. This post is part of the All.Can patient stories series.

Patient story: ‘This is the kind of support I needed’

This blog post features the experience of a patient from Italy who would have liked improved information about his care. This post is part of the All.Can patient stories series.

Patient story: ‘I really missed the emotional support after treatment’

This blog post features the experience of a patient from Belgium who felt her diagnosis should have been quicker and would have liked continued psychological support. This post is part of the All.Can patient stories series.