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2,700 VISITORS PASS THROUGH GIANT COLON TOUR AT THE SHERBROOKE HALF MARATHON

The Centre de recherche of the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) and Colorectal Cancer Canada (CCC) presented The Giant Colon Tour at the site of the Sherbrooke Half Marathon on Saturday, June 29th at Parc Jacques Cartier.The Giant Colon Tour attracted event participants and members of the public who heard ab...

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Colorectal cancer screening in Ontario is changing to the FIT

On June 24, 2019, colorectal cancer screening in Ontario is changing to the FIT. What is the FIT? The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a screening test for individuals at average risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) and is used to detect blood in your stool – a sign of CRC. The FIT is a more sensitive test than the pre...

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Remembering the “Father of Heredity Cancer” Dr. Henry Lynch

Today we remember Dr. Henry Lynch, esteemed researcher and father of hereditary cancers, who passed away yesterday. In 1984, the term “Lynch Syndrome” was coined to recognize his contributions in identifying a strain of hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer. His identification of Lynch Syndrome provided a more accurate identific...

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Kicking cancer’s ass on the golf course

On Tuesday, July 16, Colorectal Cancer Canada (CCC) held our third annual Kick Ass Golf Tournament at the Lebovic Golf Club in Aurora, ON. This event was a tremendous success, raising over $100, 000 in support of CCC’s programs, services, and advocacy work which helps us to demonstrate that colorectal cancer (CRC) is preventable...

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Increasing rates of colon & rectal cancers in young people

Researchers with the World Health Organization confirm increased rates of colon and rectal cancers in individuals under 50. Doctors say that maintaining vigilance at all ages is key, as well as checking for changes in bowel movements, signs of rectal bleeding, and lesions in the abdomen or rectum. ...

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