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  • Media centre - Canadian Cancer Society
    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 For media Research Institute Careers Contact us Terms and conditions Linking policy Privacy policy Medical disclaimer Our editorial policy Financial statements Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Canadian Cancer Society For media Fighting since 1938 Our mission A message from our chair Our research Our people Careers Our partnerships Ethical fundraising Resource publications Nationwide strategic plan Annual report Financial statements For media Media releases Public service announcements News Newsletter signup Contact us Support from the Society has sustained my research program over the years Read Michel s story Links to help you Top Canadian Cancer Society funded research stories of 2013 What is cancer Cancer myths and controversies Clinical trials we are funding Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Success stories Ways to volunteer How your donations help Access

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/for-media/?region=bc (2014-10-09)
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  • What is bladder cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Donate Bladder cancer Recently viewed pages Bladder Bladder cancer For media Research Institute Careers Contact us Terms and conditions Linking policy Privacy policy Medical disclaimer Our editorial policy Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Bladder Bladder cancer Bladder cancer Malignant tumours Benign tumours Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Clinical trials Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary I m a practising oncologist and fully aware of the concerns my patients have and the difficulties they have to go through Read Eshwar s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team Funding lifesaving clinical trials The Canadian Cancer Society is funding lifesaving clinical trials that give people with cancer access to the newest types of treatment Learn More What is bladder cancer Bladder cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the bladder Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body The bladder is part of the urinary system It is a hollow balloon shaped organ with a flexible muscular wall The bladder stores urine Urine is made by the kidneys where it collects in the renal pelvis It passes to the bladder through 2 tubes called ureters Urine passes from the bladder and out of the body through a tube called the urethra Cells in the bladder sometimes change and no longer grow or behave normally These changes may lead to benign conditions such as a urinary tract infection They can also lead

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/bladder/bladder-cancer/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • What is a childhood brain or spinal cord tumour? - Canadian Cancer Society
    Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Donate Childhood brain and spinal tumours Recently viewed pages Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer For media Research Institute Careers Contact us Terms and conditions Linking policy Privacy policy Medical disclaimer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Childhood brain and spinal tumours Types of tumours Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary Cancer is stressful enough without needing to worry about how we are going to pay our monthly bills Read Maynard s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team 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 What is a childhood brain or spinal cord tumour A brain tumour starts in the cells of the brain A spinal cord tumour starts in the cells of the spinal cord Cells in the brain or spinal cord sometimes change and no longer grow or behave normally These changes may lead to non cancerous or benign conditions such as brain or spinal cord cysts Cells in the brain and spinal cord can also change and form tumours All brain and spinal cord tumours can cause serious or life threatening symptoms Together the brain and spinal cord form the central nervous system CNS The brain is the control centre of your body It is a soft mass of nerve tissue protected by a bony covering called the skull The spinal cord runs through the spine It contains nerves that send information between the brain and the rest of the body Describing childhood brain and spinal cord tumours Brain and spinal cord tumours are classified based on their grade The grade of a tumour tells you how quickly it is growing and how likely it is to spread Low grade or benign tumours grow slowly They don t usually grow into surrounding tissues or spread to other areas of the brain Some low grade tumours may develop into high grade tumours High grade or malignant tumours grow quickly They can grow into nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the brain or spine Malignant tumours that start in the brain and spinal cord rarely spread outside the CNS Types of childhood brain and spinal cord tumours In children brain tumours start most often in glial cells These cells cover and support the nerve cells A tumour that starts in glial cells is called a glioma There are many different types of

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/brain-spinal-childhood/childhood-brain-and-spinal-tumours/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • What is breast cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Donate Breast cancer Recently viewed pages Breast Breast cancer Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer For media Research Institute Careers Contact us Terms and conditions Linking policy Privacy policy Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Breast Breast cancer Breast cancer Malignant tumours Breast cancer in men Breast cancer in pregnancy Breast calcifications Benign tumours Benign conditions Risks Screening Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary There aren t many positive aspects of metastatic cancer but I hope that by providing empathy and being a caring listener I can be of some help to others Read Marlene s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team In the past year our Cancer Information Service helped 56 000 Canadians over 1 million have received assistance since 1996 Learn More What is breast cancer Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the breast Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body Cells in the breast sometimes change and no longer grow or behave normally These changes may lead to benign breast conditions such as atypical hyperplasia and cysts They can also lead to benign tumours such as intraductal papillomas Benign conditions and tumours are not cancerous But in some cases changes to breast cells can cause breast cancer Most often

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/breast/breast-cancer/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • What is cervical cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Donate Cervical cancer Recently viewed pages Cervical Cervical cancer Breast Breast cancer Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer For media Research Institute Careers Contact us Terms and conditions Linking policy Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Cervical Cervical cancer Cervical cancer Malignant tumours Precancerous conditions Benign tumours Risks Screening Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary A sharper imaging method for cancer diagnosis Read more Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team 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 What is cervical cancer Cervical cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the cervix Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body The cervix is part of a woman s reproductive system It is the narrow lower part of the uterus or womb It is the passageway that connects the uterus to the vagina Cells in the cervix sometimes change and no longer grow or behave normally These changes may lead to benign tumours such as polyps or fibroids which are not cancer When cells of the cervix start to change and become abnormal it is called dysplasia of the cervix or cervical dysplasia Dysplasia is a precancerous condition This means that the cells are

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/cervical/cervical-cancer/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • What is colorectal cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    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 Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Donate Colorectal cancer Recently viewed pages Colorectal Colorectal cancer Cervical Cervical cancer Breast Breast cancer Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer For media Research Institute Careers Contact us Terms and conditions Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Colorectal Colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer Malignant tumours Precancerous conditions Benign tumours Risks Screening Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary If we had done nothing 50 years ago many of us wouldn t be here today Small steps have had and will continue to have an effect Read Dr John Mercer s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team Access to services in your community The Canadian Cancer Society s Community Services Locator helps cancer patients and their families find the services and programs they need in their community Learn More What is colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in cells of the colon or rectum Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body The colon and rectum are part of the digestive system Together the colon and rectum make up the large intestine or large bowel The colon takes up water and nutrients from food and passes waste to the rectum Cells in the colon or rectum sometimes change and no longer grow or behave

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/colorectal/colorectal-cancer/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • What is kidney cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Donate Kidney cancer Recently viewed pages Kidney Kidney cancer Colorectal Colorectal cancer Cervical Cervical cancer Breast Breast cancer Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer For media Research Institute Careers Contact us Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Kidney Kidney cancer Kidney cancer Malignant tumours Benign tumours Benign conditions Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary I m not doing this for me I m doing this for those who can t Read Conor s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team Help for smokers trying to quit It s okay to need help to quit smoking The Canadian Cancer Society is here to support people who are ready to quit and even those people who aren t ready Learn More What is kidney cancer Kidney cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the kidney Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body The kidney is part of the urinary system The 2 kidneys are on either side of the backbone deep inside the upper part of the abdomen On the top of each kidney is an adrenal gland The kidneys make urine by filtering water and waste material from the blood Inside each kidney is a network of millions of small

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/kidney/kidney-cancer/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • What is leukemia? - Canadian Cancer Society
    Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Donate Leukemia Recently viewed pages Leukemia Leukemia Kidney Kidney cancer Colorectal Colorectal cancer Cervical Cervical cancer Breast Breast cancer Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer For media Research Institute Careers Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Leukemia Leukemia Leukemia ALL AML CLL CML Rare lymphocytic leukemias Hairy cell leukemia Polycythemia vera Idiopathic myelofibrosis Essential thrombocythemia Myelodysplastic syndromes Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia Atypical chronic myelogneous leukemia Myelodysplastic myeloproliferative disease unclassifiable Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary I have always been active and led a healthy lifestyle but for a while had been feeling sluggish not quite myself Read Judy s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team 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 What is leukemia Leukemia is a cancer that starts in blood stem cells Stem cells are basic cells that develop into different types of cells that have different jobs Blood stem cells develop into either lymphoid stem cells or myeloid stem cells Lymphoid stem cells develop into lymphocytes a type of white blood cell Lymphocytes make antibodies to help fight infection Myeloid stem cells develop into red blood cells granulocytes monocytes or platelets Red blood cells carry oxygen to all tissues of the body Granulocytes and monocytes are types of white blood cells that destroy bacteria and help fight infection Platelets form clots in damaged blood vessels

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/leukemia/leukemia/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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