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  • Viruses and bacteria - Canadian Cancer Society
    Screening Cancer prevention research Get involved Support us Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Viruses and bacteria Artificial hormones Family genetics Healthy habits for families Vitamin D Sun and UV Alcohol Nutrition and fitness Smoking and tobacco Interactive prevention tool Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Prevention screening Be aware Viruses and bacteria Family genetics Artificial hormones Viruses and bacteria Human papillomavirus HPV Harmful substances and environmental risks Staying informed about environmental risks Cancer myths and controversies The Caps family is a group that not only loves the game but helps create a community that wants to make a difference Read Bob s story Links to help you Our research Quit Smoking Interactive prevention tool What we are doing The Society has produced and distributed 1 4 million print materials about all aspects of cancer Learn More Viruses and bacteria The connection between infections and cancer is an important one In developed countries 7 of all cancer deaths are thought to be the result of viral and other infections Cancers

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/be-aware/viruses-and-bacteria/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Harmful substances and environmental risks - Canadian Cancer Society
    Non stick cookware PBDEs Pesticides Phthalates Radiation Radon Shift work and the circadian rhythm Staying informed about environmental risks Cancer myths and controversies If I can help even one individual in my lifetime it is worth the effort Read Rose Marie s story Links to help you Our research Quit Smoking Interactive prevention tool What we are doing Volunteers provide comfort and kindness Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment Learn More Harmful substances and environmental risks Many Canadians are worried about harmful environmental substances and cancer We share your concerns and we believe that you shouldn t be exposed to substances that cause cancer at work at home or in your environment But we need a lot more research to help us understand how toxic or environmental substances may be linked to cancer Until we have clear answers on this complex topic we will do our best to keep you informed about the substances that are being studied Our perspective Substances that cause cancer should be replaced with safer alternatives If it isn t possible to get rid of the cancer causing substance or find a safer option then exposure to it should be reduced as much as possible How we form our policies and recommendations We constantly monitor new research and scientific evidence so we can tell you more about how to prevent cancer We take into account the positions of internationally renowned bodies such as the World Health Organization s International Agency for Research on Cancer and the National Toxicology Program and Environmental Protection Agency in the United States Scientific evidence constantly changes and when it does we update our information on cancer ca The following pages provide more information about our methodology when evaluating current research and making recommendations to help you protect yourself from cancer risk how we find and evaluate the research evidence identifying cancer causing substances classifying cancer causing substances Suggested links for more information General information about the environment Environment Canada This federal government resource provides information about pollution weather climate change and federal activities that protect the environment The site is a source of information about the National Pollutant Release Registry Environmental Protection Agency EPA US The EPA is responsible in the United States for protecting human health and the environment Its website provides information about pesticides clean air clean water environmental contaminants and many other environmental issues California Environmental Protection Agency US Like the federal EPA the California EPA is responsible for protecting human health and the environment As a result of Proposition 65 in that state they produce a regularly updated list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS US The NIEHS is focused on how the environment influences human disease Their section on cancer contains an index of research examining various environmental factors that may be linked to cancer World Health Organization Public Health and Environment This

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  • Staying informed about environmental risks - Canadian Cancer Society
    research Get involved Support us Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Staying informed about environmental risks Harmful substances and environmental risks Viruses and bacteria Artificial hormones Family genetics Healthy habits for families Vitamin D Sun and UV Alcohol Nutrition and fitness Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Prevention screening Be aware Staying informed about environmental risks Family genetics Artificial hormones Viruses and bacteria Harmful substances and environmental risks Staying informed about environmental risks Community right to know Occupational exposure Human biomonitoring studies Product labelling Cancer myths and controversies It made me realize how important it is to give back and that s why I became involved with Relay For Life Read Teadra s story Links to help you Our research Quit Smoking Interactive prevention tool What we are doing Volunteers provide comfort and kindness Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment Learn More Staying informed about environmental risks The Canadian Cancer Society believes you have the right

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  • Cancer myths and controversies - Canadian Cancer Society
    habits for families Be aware Family genetics Artificial hormones Viruses and bacteria Harmful substances and environmental risks Staying informed about environmental risks Cancer myths and controversies Early detection and screening Finding cancer early Screening Cancer prevention research Get involved Support us Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Cancer myths and controversies Staying informed about environmental risks Harmful substances and environmental risks Viruses and bacteria Artificial hormones Family genetics Healthy habits for families Vitamin D Sun and UV Alcohol Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Prevention screening Be aware Cancer myths and controversies Family genetics Artificial hormones Viruses and bacteria Harmful substances and environmental risks Staying informed about environmental risks Cancer myths and controversies An alkaline diet and cancer Antiperspirants parabens and breast cancer Bras and breast cancer Can a physical blow or injury cause cancer Disposable water bottles Do some foods prevent or cure cancer Fluoride in water Food additives and cancer Is cancer contagious Lead in lipstick Microwaves and plastic containers Oyster and soy sauce Sugar and cancer Tampons

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  • Finding cancer early - Canadian Cancer Society
    Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Finding cancer early Cancer myths and controversies Staying informed about environmental risks Harmful substances and environmental risks Viruses and bacteria Artificial hormones Family genetics Healthy habits for families Vitamin D Sun and UV Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Prevention screening Early detection and screening Finding cancer early Finding cancer early Cancer Fight Club Detecting testicular cancer Finding prostate cancer Screening Cancer prevention research We are very fortunate to be able to share this experience Read the story of Lynn Kacey and Britney Palidwar Links to help you Our research Quit Smoking Interactive prevention tool What we are doing Facing the financial burden of cancer The Canadian Cancer Society provides helpful information about government income programs financial resources and other resources available to families struggling to make sense of the personal financial burden they face Learn More Finding cancer early You can find possible health problems early including some cancers if you know your body and what is normal for you When cancer is found early it s often easier to treat Don t ignore any changes to how your body feels Tell your doctor about them The sooner you report signs to your doctor the sooner a problem can be dealt with When to see your doctor Regular checkups are important because healthcare professionals like doctors are trained to spot the early warning

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/early-detection-and-screening/finding-cancer-early/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Screening - Canadian Cancer Society
    to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Screening Finding cancer early Cancer myths and controversies Staying informed about environmental risks Harmful substances and environmental risks Viruses and bacteria Artificial hormones Family genetics Healthy habits for families Vitamin D Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Prevention screening Early detection and screening Screening Finding cancer early Screening Screening for breast cancer Screening for cervical cancer Screening for colorectal cancer Cancer prevention research A sharper imaging method for cancer diagnosis Read more Links to help you Our research Quit Smoking Interactive prevention tool What we are doing Our information and support services helped 75 000 people living with cancer Learn More Screening Screening tests help find some types of cancer before you have any symptoms That means you have them even if you feel fine and you have a healthy lifestyle They re part of your regular medical care If you re part of a certain age group or population in Canada you can go for regular screening tests that can help find breast cervical and colorectal cancer at such an early stage that you won t have noticed that anything is wrong Some screening tests can even help prevent cancer by finding changes in your body that would become cancer if they were left untreated Talk to your doctor to learn more about your risk of cancer and what screening tests you should have Be sure to mention any family history of cancer A family history of certain cancers may mean your risk is higher than normal Your doctor may suggest testing at an earlier age or using a different test than recommended by the provincial guidelines What makes a good screening test No screening test is 100 accurate but a good screening test is one that results in a decrease in death rates in people with cancer Researchers also look for other benefits of screening including improved quality of life or less harmful treatments as a result of finding the cancer early The World Health Organization WHO suggests reviewing several factors before introducing a test as a screening tool for the general population These include Sensitivity How effectively the test identifies people who actually have cancer Specificity How often a test gives negative normal results for people who do not have cancer Acceptability Will the population who will benefit the most from the test the target population agree to be tested by this method Benefits and risks of screening Almost every test or procedure has benefits and risks When you think about how important it is to find cancer early we believe the benefits of having regular screening tests for breast cervical and colorectal cancer outweigh the risks But before having any test it s important to be aware of the risks so that you

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/early-detection-and-screening/screening/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Make a personal donation - Canadian Cancer Society
    controversies Early detection and screening Finding cancer early Screening Cancer prevention research Get involved Support us Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Your donation makes a difference Recently viewed pages Make a personal donation Screening Finding cancer early Cancer myths and controversies Staying informed about environmental risks Harmful substances and environmental risks Viruses and bacteria Artificial hormones Family genetics Healthy habits for families Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Support us Make a personal donation Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens Buy daffodils How your donations help Funding research CancerConnection was an important lifeline It helped me get through a very dark time Read Mike s story Links to help you Fighting since 1938 Volunteer profiles Research accomplishments What you can do Nutrition and fitness Daffodil Month Use your cancer experience to help others Contact us How can you stop cancer before it starts

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/support-us/make-a-personal-donation-ab/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Corporate donations and partnerships - Canadian Cancer Society
    Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Become a corporate supporter Make a personal donation Screening Finding cancer early Cancer myths and controversies Staying informed about environmental risks Harmful substances and environmental risks Viruses and bacteria Artificial hormones Family genetics Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Support us Become a corporate supporter Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens Buy daffodils How your donations help Funding research I thought maybe I m not the only one Maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel Read Albert s story Links to help you Fighting since 1938 Volunteer profiles Research accomplishments What you can do Nutrition and fitness Daffodil Month Use your cancer experience to help others Contact us Our information and support services helped 75 000 people living with cancer Learn More Become a corporate supporter Through the support of our valued corporate donors the Canadian Cancer Society continues to have more impact against more cancers in more communities than any other cancer charity in Canada As the leading cause of premature death in Canada cancer is everyone s business Join us in the fight for life Corporate donations and sponsorships Cash and gift in kind sponsorship opportunities include a variety of fundraising events with enormous reach across diverse communities at the national provincial and local levels Your company can also support a specific region program or area of cancer research that reflects your interests Cause marketing A cause marketing partnership with the Society provides meaningful opportunities to align your company with Canada s most respected voice on cancer issues and demonstrates that your company cares about what matters in the communities you serve Contact us Employee giving and fundraising events There are many ways for your staff to join the fight against cancer including payroll deductions fundraising events volunteer opportunities and more Including your employees is a great way to fight cancer and reinforce a winning team spirit Contact us Daffodil campaign The Daffodil campaign asks Canadians to wear a daffodil pin to support people fighting cancer and remember and honour those whohave died Partnering with us through the Daffodil campaign is

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/support-us/become-a-corporate-supporter/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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