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McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

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Recent Web Resource Ratings

  • Breast cancer: Patient FAQ

    Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

    The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends women between the ages of 50 and 74 years old who are not at high risk for breast cancer get screened for breast cancer every two to three years.

  • Type 2 diabetes: Patient FAQ

    Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

    Use this diabetes risk calculator to see if you should be screened for diabetes. Help prevent diabetes: eat a healthy diet and limit fat, salt and alcohol, control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and do not smoke.

  • Breast cancer: Screening risks and benefits, age 50-69

    Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

    Your risk of dying from breast cancer is slightly reduced if you have regular screening. However, regular screening increase your chance of a false positive result, a biopsy and having part or all of a breast removed unnecessarily.

  • Type 2 diabetes: Patient FINDRISC

    Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

    Use this risk calculator to find out your risk for type 2 diabetes and see if you should be tested. Many people with diabetes have no symptoms. Speak to your doctor if you notice diabetes symptoms such as unusual thirst, the need to pee a lot, lack of energy, blurred vision, tingling or numbness in your hands or feet.

  • Breast cancer: Patient algorithm

    Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

    The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends women between 50 and 74 years old who are not at high risk get screened for breast cancer every 2 to 3 years. Talk to your doctor about screening options if you are at high risk or over 74 years old.

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