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World Cancer Day - February 4th 2018

January 29, 2018

Individuals and communities around the world will gather together on Sunday, February 4th for World Cancer Day - to raise awareness about cancer and to help make it a global health priority.

At CancerCare Manitoba, we will mark the occasion on Monday, February 5th.

This year's theme is "We can. I can." - to explore how everyone - together and individually - can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

In Manitoba, 20 people a day receive a cancer diagnosis.

Globally, 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year. The number of new cancer cases is expected to increase by 40% in the next 15 years - because of aging and lifestyle choices we are making.

The World Health Organization calls this an imminent global cancer disaster.

The good news is that with new treatments and technology, people are living longer with cancer than ever before.

In Manitoba, as individuals and as communities, we can raise awareness about cancer in a variety of ways:

As Individuals, you and I can:

  • Make healthy lifestyle choices by avoiding tobacco, getting enough physical activity, maintaining a healthy diet, limiting alcohol intake, and practicing sun safety;
  • Early detection often makes cancer easier to treat. You and I need to participate in CancerCare Manitoba screening programs for early detection of breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer;
  • You and I can support cancer patients and survivors both physically and emotionally, even after treatment ends;
  • You can share stories about your own cancer experience, to help make positive changes for those affected by cancer.

All together, we can bring awareness about cancer to the community that we live in and to the public at large, nationally and globally:

  • We can provide education about the association between lifestyle choices and cancer risk;
  • We can encourage schools and workplaces to promote healthy lifestyle choices.

Let us all commit today, on World Cancer Day, here in Manitoba, to work together for our common goal - ?No Manitoban?s life is cut short by cancer and a life with cancer is a life well lived?.





Are you taking any Complementary Medicines? Tell your health care providers

December 21, 2017

Over the next few months, you may be asked by health professionals at CancerCare Manitoba about your use of complementary and integrative therapies. These are such therapies as vitamin or mineral supplements, herbal therapies, mindfulness practices, acupuncture and massage. We are in the process of changing how we assess and document patients use of these types of therapies so that we have a complete picture of everything you are doing for your health. This will allow your health professionals in the future to provide comprehensive, safe and informed care.



Update - Mobile Breast Screening Vehicles

December 18, 2017

Due to mechanical issues, our mobile breast screening vehicles will be off the road until February 2018.

Patients will be advised by phone or mail of changes to their appointments.

Please call us at 1-855-95-CHECK if you have further questions and refer back to this page for updates.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


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Are you currently receiving treatment for breast, lung, prostate or colorectal cancer?

December 17, 2017

Have you seen a poster in your clinic?

You are invited to take part in this study on out-of-pocket costs and other financial burdens for cancer patients. The P-SAFE Study Team are hoping to learn about your cancer related expenses since your cancer diagnoses and see how these expenses may affect family finances. The costs included in this investigation are: medical costs, non-medical costs (travel, parking, daycare, etc.), and the impact of illness on ability to work. We are also hoping to understand your health insurance purchases and understand if additional insurance purchase would have been helpful in managing these costs.

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Family Doctor Week in Canada

November 7, 2017

 

It's Family Doctor Week in Canada!

CancerCare Manitoba proudly acknowledges the highly valued relationships family doctors have with their patients and the communities they serve. CCMB values the collaborative relationships it has with family doctors and the outstanding contributions made by family doctors to improve the health and well-being of their patients along the cancer journey.

14th Annual Family Doctor Week in Canada - November 6-11, 2017


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