Health system funding Canadian Cancer Society
Increases in health system funding should be clearly and transparently reflected in immediate investments that improve our healthcare system, with targeted funding for healthcare services throughout the cancer experience of many thousands of people in Canada. Plans to improve cancer services must address the unique needs of underserved
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Cancer information Canadian Cancer Society
Cancer types. Learn about the risks, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, outlook and treatments for a wide range of cancers. If you have questions about cancer, we’re here to help. Contact our Cancer Information Helpline by email or live chat or at 1-888-939-3333. View all cancer types.
Natural health products Canadian Cancer Society
Health Canada’s rules do not cover NHPs bought in other countries or from Internet pharmacies. Health Canada does not regulate whole plants or herbs or products made by a practitioner. For example, if a naturopathic doctor or traditional Chinese medicine practitioner prepares a tea from herbs, that tea is not covered by these rules.
Your emotions and cancer Canadian Cancer Society
Shock is often the first reaction to finding out that you have cancer, your cancer has come back or your cancer is advanced. It can make you feel confused and numb, unable to know what to think or feel. Shock can make it very hard for you to take in information or complete simple tasks. You may even forget where you are or feel like time has
Diagnosis of uterine cancer Canadian Cancer Society
Your health history is a record of your symptoms, risk factors and all the medical events and problems you have had in the past. In taking a health history, your doctor will ask questions about a personal history of: symptoms that might suggest uterine cancer ; hormone replacement therapy use; menstruation ; pregnancy
Chemotherapy Canadian Cancer Society
Chemotherapy (sometimes called chemo) uses drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy is used to treat many types of cancer. Chemotherapy drugs can be given on their own or they can be given together in a combination (called combination chemotherapy). Chemotherapy may be given alone or with other treatments, such as. radiation therapy. or.
Symptoms of testicular cancer Canadian Cancer Society
feeling of heaviness in the scrotum or abdomen. buildup of fluid in the scrotum. pain in the back or abdomen. breast soreness or growth (called gynecomastia) enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. trouble breathing or shortness of breath. cough, sometimes with blood (called hemoptysis) chest pain. trouble swallowing.
Diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma Canadian Cancer …
Diagnosing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) usually begins with a visit to your family doctor. Your doctor will ask you about any symptoms you have and may do a physical exam. Based on this information, your doctor may refer you to a specialist or order tests to check for NHL or other health problems. The process of diagnosis may seem long and
Order a Lottery Ticket Canadian Cancer Society
Say Yes to the 50/50 Raffle and support the Cancer Information Helpline, which provides critical assistance to people affected by cancer. The Cash for Kids Calendar lottery is a lower priced option with cash prizes every day in November, with proceeds funding childhood cancer research. Order by phone at 1-888-990-9195 or order online today
Prognosis and survival for stomach cancer
is the most important prognostic factor for stomach cancer. When stomach cancer is found in an earlier stage, there is a more favourable outcome. Tumours that have not grown beyond the stomach wall have a better prognosis than tumours that have grown through the wall. The number of lymph nodes that the cancer has spread to affects the prognosis.
Symptoms of bladder cancer Canadian Cancer Society
urinalysis. . Other signs and symptoms of bladder cancer may include: a need to urinate more often than usual (frequent urination) an intense need to urinate (urgent urination) burning or pain during urination. difficulty urinating or having a weak …
Canadian Cancer Society launches campaign for those curious …
TORONTO, ON – This National Non-Smoking Week, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is proud to officially launch Smoke Free Curious – a national and bilingual smoking cessation campaign funded by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions program. The new campaign will connect with those who are curious about becoming smoke-free for good …
Sexual problems – female sex organs Canadian Cancer Society
Sexual problems – female sex organs. Cancer and its treatments can affect your sexual health. You may have vaginal dryness or shortening, painful sex or low sex drive. But many sexual problems related to cancer can be treated or managed. First, you need to be able to talk about them. You're not alone if you find it very hard to talk about sex.
Helicobacter pylori Canadian Cancer Society
H. pylori can be found in about half of the world’s population. Generally, rates of H. pylori infection are higher in developing countries than in developed countries. Some groups of people have much higher infection rates, including First Nations communities and immigrants from countries such as Japan, Korea and China, where there is a high incidence of H. pylori infection.
Help hope bloom during the Daffodil Campaign Canadian Cancer …
Sheila Hirsch-Kalm. Every spring, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Daffodil Campaign raises funds to support and help people with cancer live their lives more fully. The daffodil is resilient, it is the first flower to bloom in the spring and for those living with cancer, it is a symbol of strength, courage and hope.
Diagnosis of prostate cancer Canadian Cancer Society
Diagnosis is the process of finding out the cause of a health problem. Diagnosing prostate cancer usually begins with a visit to your family doctor. Your doctor will ask you about any symptoms you have and do a physical exam. Based on this information, your doctor may refer you to a specialist called a urologist or order tests to check for
Treatments for pancreatic cancer Canadian Cancer Society
Metastatic pancreatic tumours (stage 4) are treated with chemotherapy, with or without targeted therapy. Surgery, radiation therapy or both may be offered to relieve symptoms and control pain (called palliative therapy). Alberta Health Services. Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas Clinical Practice Guideline [GI-006].
All about hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Some women take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopausal symptoms. HRT is medicine that contains hormones that the ovaries make less of as women age and reach menopause. HRT can be taken as estrogen only or as a combination of estrogen plus progestin (combined HRT). Combined HRT is most commonly used.