For over a year now, COVID-19 has been a household name.
As the pandemic has taken the spotlight in the media, and resources are being redirected towards its study and treatment, other causes — including healthcare for Canadians with pre-existing illnesses — have taken a backseat.
Cancer patients for instance, have struggles with accessing treatments for decades prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the pandemic not only made it significantly harder for patients to access treatment, but to also receive critical timely diagnosis as Canada’s healthcare system became quickly inundated with care for COVID patients.
Louise Binder, a lawyer and health advocate, says that she has witnessed this first-hand in her work as a health policy consultant for Save Your Skin Foundation — a non-profit that is “dedicated to the fight against non-melanoma skin cancer
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