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Mar302016No Comments

New report finds higher cancer risk in First Nations in Ontario

TORONTO, ON (March 30, 2016) – A new report developed jointly by Cancer Care Ontario and the Chiefs of Ontarioshows that First Nations, especially those living on-reserve, demonstrate a much higher prevalence of cancer risk factors than non-Aboriginal...
Mar232016No Comments

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

SIX NATIONS – A simple, safe and painless take-home test could save your life when it comes to colorectal cancer. The Reclaiming Well-Being Cancer Free Lives committee wants to see more men and women getting screened. If everyone more than 50 years...
Mar162016No Comments

Screen for Life Mobile Coach brings cancer screening to high needs neighbourhoods

The Screen for Life Mobile Coach represents a shift in the concept of cancer care services delivery by bringing prevention and detection efforts to neighbourhoods where screening rates are low. This 45-foot-long coach bus is staffed by a team of Hamilton...
Mar102016No Comments

Colorectal cancer can be nipped in the bud with screening

NIAGARA — It was a colon the size of a school bus that you could literally walk through and see hemorrhoids bigger than beach balls in, but thankfully it wasn’t situated in the food court at the Pen Centre.Instead, the behemoth of a rectum and large...
Mar082016No Comments

Pilot project for lung cancer screening coming soon

CCO is planning a pilot project for lung cancer screening based on promising studies and screening in other countries. One quarter of all cancer deaths are from lung cancer, with 70 per cent due to cigarette smoking. Screening would target high-risk populations...
Mar052016No Comments

Giant colon offers gut-level experience

Visitors to the Pen Centre walk through a 40-foot long and eight-foot high giant colon that was set up in the Sears Court on Friday, compliments of the Niagara Health System and the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton. Inside the pink inflatable colon...
Mar042016No Comments

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and doctors across the country are trying to remind patients the importance of screening. Though highly preventable and curable when found early, an estimated 25 thousand Canadians were diagnosed with colorectal...
Mar012016No Comments

Hockey legend Darryl Sittler wants men to call the shots on colon cancer and get screened

Getting screened with a take-home test is simple, safe and painless – and it could save your life. TORONTO, March 1, 2016 – March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Care Ontario has partnered with Colon Cancer Canada and former Toronto Maple...
Mar012016No Comments

Giant Colon Tour

(Source: Cogeco)