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April is cancer awareness month: the latest on prevention and treatment options

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, the number of newly diagnosed cancer cases in Canada is increasing. Chances are cancer has affected your life in some way or another - either due to your own diagnosis or that of family members and friends. Thanks to medical advancements, many types of cancer can be effectively treated, and survival rates are increasing. Lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of cancer, as well as other serious chronic diseases. We have compiled some of the latest research about cancer prevention as well as treatment options to help you make decisions about your health.


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DISCLAIMER: Many of our Blog Posts were written before the COVID-19 pandemic and thus do not necessarily reflect the latest public health recommendations. While the content of these blogs identify activities that support optimal aging, it is important to defer to the most current public health recommendations such as social distancing and frequent hand washing. Some of the activities suggested within these blogs may need to be modified or avoided altogether to comply with current social distancing recommendations. To view the latest updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada, please visit their website

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