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The Importance of Self-care for Caregivers

Your physical, emotional and mental well-being are vital to your ability to care for someone else. Remember that self-care is not synonymous with being self-centered – self-care is essential to replenishing our energy and restoring our sense of well-being so that we can live well and continue to do what we do best. Here are some...

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Rates of eligible people missing timely cancer screenings: A Canadian analysis

New findings from the University of Alberta published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network showed that 43% of eligible individuals miss timely screening tests for colorectal cancer (CRC). The results demonstrate how socioeconomic and racial disparities in cancer screening contribute to unequal health outco...

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Postsurgical disease recurrence in stage I to III colorectal cancer may be predicted by ctDNA

Findings from a recent study presented at the 2021 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium demonstrated that circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) testing done immediately after surgery enabled clinicians to effectively identify patients with stage I to III colorectal cancer (CRC) who were at high risk for disease recurrence. Long-term,...

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Survey Results: Never Too Young

Colorectal cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in Canada. Twenty-seven thousand new cases and 9,700 deaths in 2020 alone. Incorrectly perceived as an "older person's disease," many Canadians do not know that the incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing in those under 50. Medical teams often do not suspect th...

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Statins reduced risk of colorectal cancer in meta-analysis

10 December 2020Findings from a recent study showed that people who regularly took statins, a group of medicines that help to reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) “bad” cholesterol in the blood, had a significantly lower risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC). This protective effect was most pronounced among individuals with...

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