Nov142016No Comments

Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) locations on Hamilton Mountain consolidate (Media Release)

CIBC Breast Assessment Centre’s OBSP welcomes women with no signs of breast cancer for routine breast screening  (HAMILTON, ON — Nov. 10, 2016) Hamilton Mountain’s two Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) sites are consolidating as of Nov....
Oct052016No Comments

When it comes to mammograms, women are urged to ‘Just Book It’

When Hamilton resident Jo Devlin turned 50, she received a letter in the mail from the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) inviting her to have a free mammogram every two years as part of her routine medical care. Before booking her appointment, Devlin...
Jul122016No Comments

Ontario has among the highest cancer screening participation, but more could be done

July 12, 2016 (TORONTO) — Ontario has among the highest percentage of people who report being up-to-date on colorectal and breast cancer screening among the Canadian provinces and territories, while cervical cancer screening rates fall in the mid-range,...
Jun152016No Comments

New report outlines actions needed to reduce chronic disease in Aboriginal communities

TORONTO, ON (June 15, 2016) – There is an urgent need for system-level interventions that reduce the high burden of chronic disease faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis and encourage healthy behaviours, according to a new report entitled Path...
Jun082016No Comments

New cancer cases in Ontario have tripled since 1981

New report from Cancer Care Ontario shows cancer is increasingly common, but survival is improving. TORONTO, ON (June 8, 2016) – While the last three and a half decades have seen the number of new cancer cases nearly triple, survival from cancer has...
May252016No Comments

Screening Saves Lives

OHSWEKEN – A mobile cancer screening detection unit is here in Ohsweken as part of this years’ Community Awareness Week. One of the most important safety precautions someone can do in regards to cancer is finding out early on what your risks may be,...
Apr112016No Comments

Nearly three-quarters of Ontario women hold incorrect belief that a Pap test detects sexually-transmitted infections

TORONTO, ON (April 11, 2016) – Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of Ontario women incorrectly believe a Pap test detects sexually-transmitted infections and almost half (48 per cent) believe a Pap test screens for vaginal cancer, shows a new survey...
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...
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...