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How to combat cancer with exercise

The importance of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Two exercise medicine experts weigh in.

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Breast density & cancer risk: what women need to know

Knowing your breast density is becoming increasingly important to your overall breast awareness and health.

Cancer prevention advice from Dr. Beth Donaldson

Don’t shy away from the “C” word: early screening for peace of mind

When we talk about disease prevention, cancer is the one that most often comes to mind. It seems like something we have no control over, but there are a few simple steps you can take to reduce your risk.

the non-smoker's guide to lung cancer

The non-smoker’s guide to lung cancer: how to protect yourself from the invisible killer

About 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths, or 3,000 cases per year in Canada, occur in non-smokers. The leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers is an invisible, tasteless, odourless gas called radon, which exists in harmful levels in almost 7 per cent of homes in Canada.

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Prevention is a “Slam Dunk” for Member Chris Radu

Chris Radu, a Copeman Healthcare Centre member, is winning a battle with cancer. Like all people diagnosed with the disease, he was not expecting this battle.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Canada and is the second most common cause of death from cancer. If detected early colorectal cancer is highly treatable and may not be so deadly.

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Feed your body to prevent cancer

There is no ‘magic food bullet’ that will stop cancer in its tracks. However, research has identified key nutrition steps that you can start taking now that will help prevent cancer.

Get Moving – The Importance of Exercise for Reducing Colon Cancer Risk

Get Moving – The Importance of Exercise for Reducing Colon Cancer Risk

The more physically active you are, and the higher the intensity of that activity, the greater the reduction in colon cancer risk. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends accumulating at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week.

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Fruits and Vegetables – Nature’s Gift To Prevent And Manage Metabolic Syndrome

To protect against heart disease, certain cancers, and help boost immunity – veggies and fruits provide antioxidants – substances that protect cells from damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals.

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En light ened – Protecting Yourself Against the Sun’s Rays

As the days get warmer and longer, we all spend more time in direct sunlight. It is important to be aware of sun’s potential effect on your skin.