Highlights/cancer

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Here comes the sun (at last), but beware of melanoma

It’s a type of cancer that is afflicting more and more people. Estimates are that in 2017, some 7000 Canadians had melanoma and over 1000 died from it. World Melanoma Day is marked annually on the second Monday in May,» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

New tests for gynecologic cancers will save lives

A new, gene-based test for ovarian and endometrial cancers should soon save lives and reduce the suffering of women thanks to joint research by Canadian and U.S. scientists. These two cancers are the third most common cause of cancer deaths» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

New post-cancer study: patient concern far from over

Hearing you have cancer is bad enough, but if you think the word “cured” ends that concern, a new study shows quite a different picture. The comprehensive report is called Living with Cancer: A Report on the Patient Experience.  » 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

A new weapon against breast cancer: virus

There is no doubt that breast cancer is a potentially deadly disease. It is estimated that 26,300 women and 230 men in Canada will have been diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 5000 women and 43 men will have died» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Discovering a new detection for prostate cancer

There’s no doubt prostate cancer is deadly. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in men (21300 estimated in 2017), and the third leading cause of cancer death in men (4100 estimated 2017). New research has led to a detection» 

Arts and Entertainment

Beloved, dedicated singer dies of brain cancer

There are several reasons why Gord Downie elicited the admiration and love of so many Canadians. One was his courageous battle with terminal brain cancer. Another was his advocacy for the rights of Indigenous peoples and the spotlight he shone» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Thyroid cancer over diagnosed: new study

A new study suggests that an increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer is mostly caused by the over diagnosis of one type which is rarely dangerous. Evidence collected from around the world shows the increase mostly involves small papillary» 

Health

1 in 2 Canadians will get cancer: report

Almost every second Canadian is expected to be diagnosed with cancer during his or her lifetime, and one in four Canadians will die from the disease, according to a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society. In 2017, an estimated 206,200 Canadians» 

Health

Canada moving toward ban on menthol-flavoured smokes.

Health Canada has proposed an amendment to the Tobacco Act that would ban the use of menthol in cigarettes and other tobacco products. Menthol masks the irritation of tobacco smoke making it easier to inhale which makes it more attractive» 

Economy, Health, Society

Western firefighters compensated for more cancers

The western province of British Columbia is making it easier for firefighters to get compensation for cancers it considers to be an occupational hazard. After having worked for a certain period of time, firefighters who develop certain cancers can get»