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  • Finding cancer early - Canadian Cancer Society
    For Life Daffodil Ball Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Workshops and seminars Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Local priorities 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 Detecting testicular cancer Finding prostate cancer Screening Cancer prevention research When Tammy Horvath was diagnosed with a rare uterine sarcoma she was 34 and the mother of 2 sons Read Tammy s story Links to help you Our research Quit Smoking Interactive prevention tool What we are doing How can you stop cancer before it starts Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool It s My Life 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 signs of cancer But even if you ve recently seen your doctor for a checkup it

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/early-detection-and-screening/finding-cancer-early/?region=bc (2014-10-09)
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  • Screening - Canadian Cancer Society
    we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Local priorities 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 Targeting hard to treat breast cancer Read more Links to help you Our research Quit Smoking Interactive prevention tool What we are doing On average over 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day 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 re making an informed decision that s right for you Benefits of regular screening

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/early-detection-and-screening/screening/?region=bc (2014-10-09)
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  • Make a Personal Donation - Canadian Cancer Society
    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 Donating shares and other securities Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a luminary Asian Giving Major gifts How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Ball Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Workshops and seminars Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Local priorities 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 Donating shares and other securities Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a luminary Buy a daffodil Asian Giving Major gifts How your donations help Funding research Cancer is something that touches all of us in one way or another That s why I got involved Read Jonathan 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 Volunteers

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/support-us/make-a-personal-donation-bc/?region=bc (2014-10-09)
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  • Corporate donations and partnerships - Canadian Cancer Society
    help others Contact us 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 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 a powerful way to show your customers employees and key stakeholders that you are a caring corporate leader Become a daffodil pin partner or arrange for pins to be made available at your offices Visit cancer ca or contact us to find out more about the Daffodil campaign Relay For Life Relay For Life is the Society s national signature event and provides an opportunity to unite your employees in an inspirational non competitive 12 hour fundraiser Participants come together to celebrate life and fight cancer by collecting donations and taking turns walking or running around a track in a festival like atmosphere Visit Relay For Life If your company conducts business in more than one province and you want to mobilize your employees both on the community level and nationwide join our National Caring Company program Contact us A corporate partnership in BC and Yukon Making a corporate donation is a simple and meaningful way to take a leadership role in the fight against cancer while demonstrating to your employees customers and community that your company cares about the causes that affect them By supporting the Canadian Cancer Society with a corporate donation your company will have the opportunity to Associate with the Canadian leader in the fight against cancer a disease that affects 2 in 5 Canadians Reduce your corporate tax burden You will receive a tax receipt for your philanthropic gift Enjoy local provincial and or national recognition relative to your contribution Designate your donation

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/support-us/become-a-corporate-supporter/?region=bc (2014-10-09)
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  • Donating shares and other securities (Including stocks, shares, RRSPs) - Canadian Cancer Society
    Asian Giving Major gifts How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Ball Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Workshops and seminars Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Local priorities Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Donating shares and other securities 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 Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Support us Donating shares and other securities Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Donating shares and other securities Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a luminary Buy a daffodil Asian Giving Major gifts How your donations help Funding research Volunteering during Daffodil Month is an incredibly rewarding experience whether you have been touched by cancer or not Read Paul 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 Providing rides to cancer treatment For more than 50 years the Canadian Cancer Society s transportation program has enabled patients to focus their energy on fighting cancer and not on worrying about how they will get to treatment Learn More Donating shares and other securities Including stocks shares RRSPs Transferring a gift of securities is one of the most tax smart ways for many donors to make a gift You

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  • Leave a legacy - Canadian Cancer Society
    life insurance policy which you would then donate In the future this would create a significantly larger gift On the chart below the dotted lines represent the accumulation of monthly gifts The solid lines of corresponding color represent the value of life insurance policies at age 80 if the monthly gifts were spent on insurance premiums instead The 30 year old donor in green gives 68 month for 15 years The total accumulation of these donations is 7 600 If that 68 month was spent on an insurance premium instead the gift would be worth 110 000 at age 80 The 45 year old donor in red gives 87 month for 15 years The total accumulation of these donations is 9 526 If that 87 month was spent on an insurance premium instead the gift would be worth 73 800 at age 80 The 60 year old donor in blue gives 102 month for 15 years The total accumulation of these donations is 11 046 If that 102 month was spent on an insurance premium instead the gift would be worth 40 500 at age 80 By taking out a new life insurance policy and naming the Canadian Cancer Society as the owner and beneficiary you would receive tax receipts for the monthly premiums you pay The accumulated donations are net amounts after Charitable Tax Credits of 43 7 Life insurance figures are examples only and will vary by individual Life insurance products provided by your financial advisor or the Canadian Cancer Society can recommend an advisor if required Examples are available for ages 25 75 Contact us for more information This information should not be construed as financial advice Every person s situation is unique and we recommend that everyone discuss gift intentions with their financial legal and tax advisor s Michael Etherington legacy donor When we asked Mike why he decided to create a legacy gift to the fight against cancer he replied I lost a cousin to cancer when he was only 9 It felt awfully unfair What did he do to deserve such a short life He was so young and didn t even have a chance to live his life Then my dad got cancer twice It was very scary I am so close with my father and it made me realize that life is so precious and can be taken away from us in the blink of eye I think it always feels great to give back and support important causes that are affecting so many lives To know that my donations will make such an impact is very exciting We need more healthy people to create legacy plans of their own to not only help the people that are struggling with this terrible disease today but also for those people who will be diagnosed with cancer tomorrow We also wanted to know why he chose a gift of permanent life insurance It is really the best way to leave a legacy and create

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/support-us/leave-a-legacy-bc/?region=bc (2014-10-09)
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  • Create a personal fundraising page - Canadian Cancer Society
    tanning Tobacco control Local priorities Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Create a personal fundraising page Leave a legacy Donating shares and other securities 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 Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Support us Create a personal fundraising page Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Donating shares and other securities Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a luminary Buy a daffodil Asian Giving Major gifts How your donations help Funding research When a family turns something very negative into a positive to help other people that s extremely inspiring and it drives us Read Brooke 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 Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool It s My Life Learn More Create a personal fundraising page You can join the fight for life by hosting an event to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society NEW You can use our new Plan Your Own Event guide to get things started Whether you use your imagination and come up with a new activity or go with a tested fundraiser it all helps Ready to get started Fill out the form below and contact the Canadian Cancer Society regional office nearest you for next steps If you would like to fundraise online using our

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/support-us/create-a-personal-fundraising-page-bc/?region=bc (2014-10-09)
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  • Sponsor a participant - Canadian Cancer Society
    Accommodation Camp Goodtimes Wigs and prosthesis Resources Publications Research we are doing Prevention screening Live well Interactive prevention tool Smoking and tobacco Nutrition and fitness Alcohol Sun and UV Vitamin D Healthy 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 Donating shares and other securities Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a luminary Asian Giving Major gifts How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Ball Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Workshops and seminars Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Local priorities Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Sponsor a participant Create a personal fundraising page Leave a legacy Donating shares and other securities Become a corporate supporter Make a personal donation Screening Finding cancer early Cancer myths and controversies Staying informed about environmental risks Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Support us Sponsor a participant Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Donating shares and other securities Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a luminary Buy a daffodil Asian Giving Major gifts How your donations help Funding research Killing cancer cells with designer viruses Read more Links to help you Fighting since 1938 Volunteer profiles Research

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/support-us/sponsor-a-participant-bc/?region=bc (2014-10-09)
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