Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. Like all cancers, the earlier it is caught the more successful treatments will be. However, many men are unaware of the symptoms of prostate cancer. Every November, Movember awareness campaigns are held to teach men about prostate cancer and help them live longer healthier lives. This Movember, learn about the symptoms of prostate cancer and how to better your life or the lives of the men you care about. Read More »
Prostate cancer is a well-known cancer, and it is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men. In fact, one in seven men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime*. As with all cancers, prostate cancer occurs when prostate cells lose normal control of growth and division, and no longer function as healthy cells.
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Bladder cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the bladder. The fifth most common cancer in Canada, with close to 9,000 new cases every year, bladder cancer ranks as the fourth most common cancer in men and twelfth most common cancer in women*. Because bladder cancer is most frequently diagnosed in the older population, those supporting elder care, such as home care services and live in caregivers, need to ensure that they know what symptoms to watch for. Read More »
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, almost 90% of Canadians who develop cancer are over the age of 50. More specifically, the average age upon receiving a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is 71. Pancreatic cancer is the 12th most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada, but it is the fourth leading cause of cancer related death. Read More »
As with many cancers, scientists can’t confirm why some people develop stomach cancer. But as the risk of being diagnosed with stomach cancer increases significantly for those over the age of 55, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of this disease. Similarly, knowing whether or not you have added risk factors for being diagnosed with stomach cancer is of equal importance.
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Crohn’s is “an inflammatory disease of the bowel that affects the intestinal lining causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, loss of appetite, weight loss and fever.” Sadly 1 in 150 Canadians are affected by this disease and if left untreated can lead to Cancer. Read More »
As we recognize WORLD CANCER DAY it may shock you to learn that last year alone over 100,000 men and over 96,000 women were diagnosed with Cancer.
Cancer is the “symptom” of a weakened immune system. The “cause” could be due to any number of factors.
Cells in our body can become cancerous due to factors such as air and water pollution; genetics or lifestyle. Lifestyle factors such as diet (low fibre/high fat/processed); smoking, drinking alcohol, too much sun exposure, and stress are the most common causes.
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