Tag Archives: cancer

Nova Scotia wants to change the way it screens for cervical cancer

Nova Scotia plans to follow the lead of other provinces in how it screens for cervical cancer, but the transition from Pap smears to HPV testing will take at least two years, the legislature’s health committee heard Tuesday. Dr. Robert Grimshaw, medical director of Nova Scotia Health’s cervical cancer screening program, told the committee that the effectiveness of the human …

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Lighting the BBQ this summer? Tips to Minimize the Risk of Cancer From Grilling – National

As barbecue season gets underway, experts are advising Canadians to take precautions when grilling red meat and hot dogs. While those tantalizing charred spots add flavor, they also pose potential health risks. Fortunately, you can enjoy your favorite grilled foods while minimizing the dangers. Cooking meat at high temperatures can create potentially harmful chemicals. These include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) …

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More than 600 BC residents have gone to the US for cancer care

Richard Mearow had already endured many hardships before he was diagnosed with prostate cancer last August. The elder of the Fort Nelson First Nation buried his daughter Tracy in 2022. Last year, he lost his wife of 30 years, Edda, and his mother, Mary. When Mearow’s doctor told him he could receive radiation therapy more quickly in Bellingham, Washington, about …

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Vancouver Police Officer Completes Cross-Canada Bike Ride for Childhood Cancer Research

A Vancouver police officer landed in Halifax after cycling across Canada to raise money for childhood cancer research. After 15 years riding with Cops for Cancer, Dayne Campbell was about to hang up his helmet, but then his daughter got sick. That’s why he decided to embark on this cross-country trek in her honor. “Two-thirds of children diagnosed with cancer …

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Losing a foot due to diabetes is terrifying and preventable. How doctors try to help

Duane Lea is terrified she will need an amputation, or worse. The 46-year-old Toronto native lost his right foot to a blood clot in his 30s and is now on constant alert about losing his left leg to diabetes. “It’s like the fear never leaves you,” Lea said during a pre-diabetes checkup at Black Creek Community Health Center in Toronto. …

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