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Cancer

It is not a single disease but a large family of diseases that involves abnormal cell growth within various parts of the body.  Unlike many diseases, cancer does not always present symptoms right away so it is important to get screened if you are within a particular risk category.  For mor information please visit The Canadian Cancer Society.

Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men. 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Men over the age of 50 are at the highest risk of developing prostate cancer, so it is important to begin yearly screenings at age 50. For more information on Prostate Cancer please visit Prostate Cancer Canada. 

Breast Cancer is the 3rd most common form of cancer and is the most common form in women. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime Women over the age of 50 have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Other risk factors include family history,  menopause, and obesity. Routine breast cancer screening with a mammography every 2 to 3 years is recommended for women aged 50 to 74. For more information about breast cancer please visit Health Canada. or The Canadian Cancer Society. 

 

Lung Cancer is the leading form of cancer in North America, accounting for 26% of all cancer-related deaths. Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer in most cases. for more information on lung cancer please visit Lung Cancer Canada.