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9 out of 10 people can be cured if colon cancer is caught early
February 28, 2020

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the South West Regional Cancer Program in partnership with Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) is encouraging people ages 50 to 74 to talk to their family...

Patient and doctor having a conversation
November 1, 2019

Doctors who are up-to-date on their colorectal cancer screening are more likely to have patients who have also been tested for colorectal cancer, according to a recently published study. Using...

Photo that says "know the facts, cervical cancer is almost always preventable"
October 21, 2019

In January 2017, Christina Bobier’s family doctor suggested she get a Pap test during a routine appointment and offered to do it that day. As a busy single mother with a fulfilling career and two...

Photo of Corinne with her dog
October 1, 2019

One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Corinne Roos did not think she would be the one.   It came just one day after losing her 13-year old German...

Photo of FIT test
June 24, 2019

Getting checked for colon cancer just got easier with the introduction of the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) in Ontario. FIT is available freely across the province through Cancer Care Ontario’s...

photo of women linking arms
May 28, 2019

Each year in May, we take extra time to celebrate the women who make a significant impact on our lives. We pamper them, recognize and celebrate their strengths, and shower them with love and...