The Collège des médecins du Québec confirms that there was a problem and recommends improvements in quality control The Collège des médecins du Québec confirms that there was a problem and recommends improvements in quality control The findings of the investigation ordered by the executive committee of the Collège des médecins du Québec to review the results of over 22 000 mammograms done in three
In its March 27, 2012 budget, the Ontario government is freezing welfare rates and cutting in half the expected increase in the Ontario Child Benefit, further adding to the marginalization of poor people in Ontario. But according to the Public Health Agency Canada, there is strong and growing evidence that higher social and economic status is associated with better health. In fact, these two factors
If you are an Ontario resident, please take a few minutes to read this excellent summary and analysis of the Drummond Report from the Ontario Health Coalition. More information on this Report can be found on the OHC’s website at February 15, 2012: Much of the preamble to the report and the rhetoric surrounding it aim to create a crisis in spending, even in flagrant
If you are concerned about breast cancer screening and the over-simplification of breast cancer, you must read The real scandal: science denialism at Susan G. Komen for the Cure by Christie Aschwanden! The Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been in the news lately because it cut funding to Planned Parenthood, which, among other services, was providing breast screening for low-income women who couldn’t
Why does the world recognize a cancer day every year? Certainly because cancer is still a killing disease in this world. Personally, as President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, I recognize cancer is a killer but I will not recognize one world cancer day because cancer patients die every day of the year. Despite millions upon millions of dollars, there is no
World Cancer Day is an annual global day that is recognized every February 4 to raise awareness of cancer. People, businesses, governments and non-profit organizations work together on World Cancer Day to help the general public learn more about the different types of cancer, how to watch for it, treatments and preventative measures. Various activities and events include: Television, radio, online and newspaper advertisements and articles