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Signs that death is near Canadian Cancer Society

Changes to the skin. As death nears, the skin can change. It may look pale, blotchy or bluish. It may become thin, dry and flaky. There may be reddened areas over the joints of the hands and legs. Hands or feet may feel cool to the touch, but the person doesn’t feel cold.

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What a breakthrough clinical trial means for the cancer …

Last week, a rectal cancer clinical trial made headlines around the world. The trial was unprecedented because every patient enrolled in the trial saw their tumour shrink away to become undetectable. A 100% response rate like this is unheard of in cancer clinical trials. There are, of course, important caveats to this news.

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Symptoms of colorectal cancer Canadian Cancer Society

bleeding from the rectum. gas, abdominal cramps and feeling bloated. pain or discomfort in the rectum. a lump in the abdomen or rectum. fatigue and weakness. anemia. Close. anemia. A reduction in the number of healthy red blood cells.

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Symptoms of stomach cancer Canadian Cancer Society

The signs or symptoms of stomach cancer include: pain or discomfort in the. abdomen. Close. abdomen. The part of the body between the chest and the pelvis that contains the digestive system and other organs. Abdominal means referring to or having to do with the abdomen, as in abdominal wall. Commonly called the belly.

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Symptoms of testicular cancer Canadian Cancer Society

Other health conditions can cause the same symptoms as testicular cancer. See your doctor if you have these signs or symptoms: painless lump in the testicle. swelling so the testicle is larger than usual. pain or dull ache in the testicle or scrotum. feeling of heaviness in the scrotum or abdomen. buildup of fluid in the scrotum.

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Prognosis and survival for bladder cancer

Because of this, low-grade bladder cancers tend to have a good prognosis. High-grade bladder cancers have a greater risk of spreading and a poorer prognosis. Tumours that are only on the surface of the inner bladder lining (superficial tumours) are usually well differentiated. This means the cancer cells look much like normal bladder cells.

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Diagnosis of thymus cancer Canadian Cancer Society

A disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy tissues in the body. A physical exam allows your doctor to look for any signs of thymus cancer. During a physical exam, your doctor may: feel the lower neck to check for swelling or a feeling of fullness. check for signs of myasthenia gravis such as muscle weakness in the face and neck.

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How much physical activity should adults get daily

We recommend that all adults aim for 30 minutes of moderate daily activity that gets your heart going. It's good to be active in different ways, including vigorous and moderate activities and strengthening exercises. Find your favourites and fit in at least one every day. There are lots of ways to fit physical activity into your day without

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Uterine cancer Canadian Cancer Society

Finding uterine cancer early. When uterine cancer is detected and treated early, the chances of successful treatment are better. Recognizing symptoms and getting regular checkups are the best ways to detect uterine cancer early. The sooner symptoms are reported, the sooner a doctor can diagnose and treat the cancer. Learn more.

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Tube feeding and intravenous (IV) nutrition

Tube feeding. Tube feeding is a way of getting nutrition directly into your stomach or small intestine. Some people with feeding tubes continue to eat food and drink liquids by mouth. You may also receive medicines through the feeding tube. Tube feeding is preferred over IV nutrition because it uses the.

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Prognosis and survival for esophageal cancer

A prognostic factor is an aspect of the cancer or a characteristic of the person (such as their age or overall health) that the doctor will consider when making a prognosis. A predictive factor influences how a cancer will respond to a certain treatment. Prognostic and predictive factors are often discussed together.

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Prognosis and survival for cervical cancer

Stage. The stage of cervical cancer is an important prognostic factor. Early stage cervical cancer has a better prognosis than later stage cervical cancer. Tumours that grow into the sides of the pelvis, the connective tissue around the cervix and uterus or other areas in the body have poorer outcomes than cancer that is only in the cervix.

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Veno-occlusive disease (VOD) Canadian Cancer Society

Veno-occlusive disease (VOD) Veno-occlusive disease (VOD), which is also called sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), happens when the small blood vessels that lead into the liver and are inside the liver become blocked. VOD is caused by high doses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy given before an. stem cell transplant.

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Prognosis and survival for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

If you have non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), you may have questions about your prognosis. A prognosis is the doctor’s best estimate of how cancer will affect someone and how it will respond to treatment. Prognosis and survival depend on many factors. Only a doctor familiar with your health history, the type, stage and characteristics of the cancer

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Symptoms of bladder cancer Canadian Cancer Society

urinalysis. . Other signs and symptoms of bladder cancer may include: a need to urinate more often than usual (frequent urination) an intense need to urinate (urgent urination) burning or pain during urination. difficulty urinating or having a weak …

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BETTER Women Canadian Cancer Society

BETTER Women is a FREE program that provides support to women aged 40-68 to take control of their health so they can prevent chronic disease, including cancer. The program offers personalized medical advice about chronic disease prevention and virtual access to a peer health coach for up to six months. Peer health coaches are trained to help

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Fluid buildup in the abdomen Canadian Cancer Society

When ascites is due to cancer, or if the fluid in the abdomen has cancer cells, it is often called malignant ascites or malignant peritoneal effusion. Ascites develops most often with ovarian, uterine, cervical, colorectal, stomach, pancreatic, breast and liver cancers. Cancer that spreads to the liver can also cause ascites.

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Prognosis and survival for neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)

Prognosis and survival depend on many factors. Only a doctor familiar with your medical history, the type, stage and characteristics of the cancer, the treatments chosen and the response to treatment can put all of this information together with survival statistics to arrive at a prognosis. A prognostic factor is an aspect of the cancer or a

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Pap test Canadian Cancer Society

The sample is sent to a lab to be examined under a microscope. If the cells are placed in a container filled with a special liquid, it is called a liquid-based Pap test. The liquid containing the sample of cells may also be used to test for the human papillomavirus (HPV). You may have some light bleeding from the vagina after a Pap test.

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Essential thrombocytosis Canadian Cancer Society

Essential thrombocytosis (ET) is also called essential thrombocythemia. It is a myeloproliferative neoplasm that develops when the bone marrow doesn’t work normally so it makes too many platelets. Essential thrombocytosis is a chronic disorder, which means that it develops slowly over time. It increases the risk of blood clots and bleeding.

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Surgery for esophageal cancer Canadian Cancer Society

Surgery is often used to treat esophageal cancer. The type of surgery you have depends mainly on the size, stage and location of the tumour. When planning surgery, your healthcare team will also consider other factors, such as your overall heath, your age, and whether or not you have had other surgery for esophageal cancer.

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Stomach cancer Canadian Cancer Society

Common signs and symptoms of stomach cancer include indigestion, heartburn, loss of appetite and bloating. Learn more.

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Treatments for prostate cancer Canadian Cancer Society

your overall health and any existing medical conditions; your age and life expectancy; whether you have symptoms; Prostate cancer treatments can seriously affect your quality of life and cause side effects such as erectile dysfunction (problems getting or keeping an erection) and incontinence (loss of bladder control).

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Aboriginal traditional healing Canadian Cancer Society

Health is seen as a balance and harmony within your mind, body and spirit, along with your community and environment. Illness or disease is caused by ignoring sacred, natural laws. The medicine wheel and sacred herbs . The medicine wheel is an important part of Aboriginal healing. It’s a powerful symbol that represents the interweaving of

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Our new Centre for Cancer Prevention and Support

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health: “A cancer diagnosis has touched nearly every family in B.C. and this new facility will help save lives through research leading to enhanced prevention, early diagnosis and supportive care. The centre is bringing together researchers, innovators, clinical support service providers, community partners, cancer

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Symptoms of prostate cancer Canadian Cancer Society

The signs or symptoms of prostate cancer include: more frequent urination (pee) (called urinary frequency), especially at night. a strong or sudden urge to urinate (called urinary urgency) difficulty starting the flow of urine (straining) weak or slow urine stream. interrupted urine stream (starts and stops)

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Prognosis and survival for colorectal cancer

It is used to monitor a person’s response to treatment for colorectal, breast, lung, stomach or pancreatic cancer, or to see if colorectal cancer has come back (recurred) after treatment. is a protein normally found in very low levels in the blood of adults. The CEA blood level may be increased in certain types of cancer and non-cancerous

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CCS Health Equity Research Grants Canadian Cancer Society

Health inequalities (or disparities) are prevalent in Canada (see 1).Health inequities are defined as health inequalities that are due to avoidable (unfair or unjust) differences in health outcomes that result from systemic, structural, and institutionalized injustices based on, for example, race, gender, or sexual orientation. For First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, this includes health

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The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes the new plan to rebuild …

Integrated health data management is critical to modernizing our health network. Indeed, between Bill 19, the $788 million investment to modernize the health network announced in the last budget, and measures included in this plan, the government is acquiring important tools to better support people with cancer on their wellness journey.

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Prognosis and survival for chronic myelogenous leukemia

Statistics. People with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) may have questions about their prognosis and survival. Prognosis and survival depend on many factors. Only a doctor familiar with a person’s medical history, type of cancer, stage, characteristics of the cancer, treatments chosen and response to treatment can put all of this

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Bowel obstruction Canadian Cancer Society

Bowel obstruction is when the small intestine or colon is partly or completely blocked. The blockage prevents food, fluids and gas from passing through the intestines normally. The small intestine is the long, tube-shaped organ in the abdomen that receives partially digested food from the stomach and passes digested food to the large intestine.

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Kidney cancer Canadian Cancer Society

Kidney cancer statistics. Kidney cancer is found more often in people over the age of 50 and in more men than women. The number of new cases and …

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A family finds comfort belonging and fun at Goodtimes at Home

Through the CCS gift Help Send a Child to Camp, close to 200 children received boxes of arts and crafts, as well as nature, magic and science activities.The CCS team was committed to replicate some of the best parts of the camp while maintaining a safe physical distance. Once the sessions started, Julia’s concerns about the program’s impact were quickly calmed.

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Stool test Canadian Cancer Society

Stool test. A stool test examines the stool (poop). Stool tests are useful for looking at problems in the. Referring to or having to do with the digestive organs. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract, or digestive tract, includes the mouth, pharynx (throat), esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine. .

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Canadian Cancer Society commends world-first requirement for …

Large, picture-based health warnings are well established as a cost-effective measure to increase awareness of the health effects and to decrease tobacco use. In 2000, Canada was the first country in the world to adopt picture warnings on cigarette packages, a measure implemented in 2001.

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CCS Breakthrough Team Grants: Transforming Low Survival Cancers

The appropriate consideration and inclusion of other determinants of health, such as income, education, access to health services, and culture, as appropriate; Applicants are reminded to review the eligibility and requirements page for details on scientific and financial reporting, funder acknowledgement, and CCS policies. In addition, research

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Careers Canadian Cancer Society

Careers. Nearly half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Imagine working for an organization that exists to create a world where no Canadian should have to fear cancer. At the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), our teams include people just like you – dynamic, innovative, empowered, passionate and committed to

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CCS Accelerator Grants Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society’s (CCS) forthcoming research strategy aims to put people at its core and deliver results that will significantly improve the outlook for people affected by cancer in Canada by 2040. To achieve this, we are committed to investing in research that will drive accelerated progress beyond academia, identifying and

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CCS/CIHR/BC Spark Grants Competition Canadian Cancer Society

Below is a listing of newly awarded CCS/CIHR/BC Spark Grants. 145 abstract registrations were received by the deadline and 102 were invited to submit full applications. Out of a total of 87 eligible grant applications, 27 Spark Grants have been approved in both pools (breast and other cancers) – a 31% success rate.

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