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  • Asbestos in buildings - Canadian Cancer Society
    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 wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Gala Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Dragon boat festivals 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 Recently viewed pages Asbestos Financial burden What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Why volunteer Hold your own event Awareness weeks and months Golf Fore the Cure Dragon boat festivals Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What we are doing Asbestos What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do We are very fortunate to be able to share this experience Read the story of Lynn Kacey and Britney Palidwar 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 The Society has produced and distributed 1 4 million print materials about all aspects of cancer Learn More A public registry for buildings containing asbestos All forms of asbestos cause cancer One step in ensuring Canadians are not exposed to this harmful substance is to create a free and easily accessible public registry of all buildings in

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-we-are-doing/asbestos/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • Drug shortages - Canadian Cancer Society
    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 wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Gala Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Dragon boat festivals 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 Recently viewed pages Drug shortages Asbestos Financial burden What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Why volunteer Hold your own event Awareness weeks and months Golf Fore the Cure Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What we are doing Drug shortages What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do This was the hardest struggle I have ever faced on a physical and emotional level Read Tim 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 Drug shortages Drug shortages are increasing in Canada and around the world We know that shortages are deeply worrying to patients and

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-we-are-doing/drug-shortages/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • Indoor tanning - Canadian Cancer Society
    you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Indoor tanning Drug shortages Asbestos Financial burden What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Why volunteer Hold your own event Awareness weeks and months Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What we are doing Indoor tanning What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Success stories What you can do Targeting hard to treat breast cancer Read more 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 Indoor tanning Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer but it s also one of the most preventable Exposure to UV rays whether from the sun s rays tanning beds or sun lamps increases the risk for non melanoma and melanoma skin cancers There is no safe way to get a tan To reduce your risk of getting skin cancer do not use artificial tanning equipment such as tanning beds or sun lamps Indoor tanning and young people Because indoor tanning is especially harmful to young people the Canadian Cancer Society believes that People under the age of 18 should not be allowed by law to use indoor tanning equipment Indoor tanning advertising aimed at people under the age of 18 should be banned What needs to happen Federal provincial and territorial governments should regulate the indoor tanning industry by requiring the registration of tanning beds and sun lamps licensing of staff

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-we-are-doing/indoor-tanning/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • Tobacco control - Canadian Cancer Society
    Leave a legacy Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Gala Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Dragon boat festivals 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 Recently viewed pages Tobacco control Indoor tanning Drug shortages Asbestos Financial burden What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Why volunteer Hold your own event Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What we are doing Tobacco control What we are doing Financial burden Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Tobacco control Cigarette package health warnings Smoke Free Patios in Manitoba Current issues History of tobacco control Success stories What you can do We ve gained new knowledge about lung cancer and it s making a difference Read Dr Ming Sound Tsao 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 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 Why tobacco control is important Tobacco use is the number 1 cause of preventable disease and death in Canada and causes 37 000 Canadian deaths each year Smoking causes about 30 of cancer deaths in Canada and about 85 of lung cancer deaths More

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-we-are-doing/tobacco-control/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • Success stories - Canadian Cancer Society
    make asbestos an election issue during the Quebec provincial election in summer 2012 and 3 out of 4 major parties promised to oppose the asbestos industry if elected In September 2012 the newly elected provincial government in Quebec cancelled a loan guarantee to the asbestos industry As a result of this action the federal government announced it would no longer oppose including chrysotile asbestos in the Rotterdam Convention s list of hazardous substances Moving forward The Society is urging the federal government to adopt a comprehensive strategy to address all aspects of the asbestos issue including immediately setting a clear timetable for phasing out the use and export of asbestos implementing a national surveillance system to track health outcomes of people who have been exposed to asbestos creating a public registry of buildings that contain asbestos providing transition support for affected communities including chrysotile on the Rotterdam Convention s Prior Informed Consent list Tobacco control The Canadian Cancer Society has been at the forefront of tobacco control advocacy for decades We campaigned to ban smoking in indoor public spaces and workplaces across the country and in recent years we ve lobbied the federal government to protect the public through Graphic warnings on cigarette packaging In 2000 Canada was the first country to require picture warnings on tobacco packages with regulations taking effect in 2001 There are now close to 50 countries jurisdictions that have followed the Canadian model The pictures graphically show the effects of cancer and tobacco smoking including colour photographs of cancerous lungs and diseased mouths The Society released a study in January 2002 that showed the effectiveness of the graphic warnings In September 2011 the warnings would be increased in size to cover 75 of the package front and back and now include a toll free quit line number for smokers to call who want assistance in quitting In many provinces the quitline service is provided through the Society s Smokers Helpline Ban of flavoured tobacco products In June 2008 after a survey suggested that a high number of teens were experimenting with cigarillos the Society called for a ban of flavoured tobacco products and met with government representatives to persuade them to take action against this dangerous marketing tactic In October 2009 the federal government passed legislation making it illegal to sell flavoured cigarettes cigars and blunt wraps in Canada Provincial Initiatives in Manitoba As the voice of cancer patients in Manitoba the Canadian Cancer Society works to affect change in this province to ensure that governments at all levels and the health care system hear the voice of Manitobans and make changes that are responsive to the evolving needs of cancer patients their families and the general public We work with like minded organizations including Manitoba Tobacco Reduction Alliance Partners in Planning for Healthy Living Alliance for the Prevention of Chronic Disease Canadian Cancer Action Network These partnerships represent opportunities to make our collective voice stronger reduce overlap and duplication and help keep our administrative

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/success-stories/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • What you can do - Canadian Cancer Society
    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 wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Relay For Life Daffodil Gala Daffodil Month Cops for Cancer Dragon boat festivals 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 Recently viewed pages What you can do Success stories Tobacco control Indoor tanning Drug shortages Asbestos Financial burden What we are doing Volunteer opportunities Ways to volunteer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Get involved Take action What you can do What we are doing Success stories What you can do Contact your legislator Using social media to defeat cancer The only way we are ultimately going to conquer cancer is through research Watch our video 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 Clinical trial discovery improves quality of life A clinical trial led by the Society s NCIC Clinical Trials group found that men with prostate cancer who are treated with intermittent courses of hormone therapy live as long as those receiving continuous therapy Learn More What you can do Changing public policy is one of the most effective tools for preventing cancer and helping those living with and beyond cancer The best way to change public policy is for Canadians to speak

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/take-action/what-you-can-do/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • New federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve, says Canadian Cancer Society
    Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Canadian Cancer Society For media Media releases National 2014 New federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve says Canadian Cancer Society 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 Manitoba National Public service announcements News Newsletter signup Contact us New federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve says Canadian Cancer Society 30 September 2014 Ottawa The Canadian Cancer Society says that flavoured tobacco regulations announced late Monday close one loophole but fall short of what the federal government can and should be doing to protect young Canadians from an urgent health risk The new federal regulations on flavoured tobacco fail to give kids the protection they deserve says Rob Cunningham Senior Policy Analyst Canadian Cancer Society We re glad to see the government close a five year old loophole on flavoured cigarillos but the government should have done more Flavoured tobacco is tobacco with training wheels adds Cunningham Tobacco products are addictive and poisonous and should not be sold in fruit candy and other appealing flavours Flavoured tobacco makes it too easy for youth to experiment with and become addicted to tobacco which is of tremendous concern Despite Canada wide data showing that 50 of youth tobacco users use flavoured products the new restrictions announced by Health Minister Rona Ambrose apply only to cigarillos just one of several tobacco products used by youth The new federal regulations do not in any way address the 29 of high school student smokers who smoke menthol nor those who smoke flavoured water pipe tobacco hookah those who consume flavoured chewing tobacco nor those who consume various other tobacco products Among the missing measures of particular importance is a ban on menthol cigarettes adds Cunningham Menthol is the most popular flavour among youth Menthol reduces the harshness of cigarette smoke for youth and makes it easier for kids to smoke The European Union is implementing a ban on menthol cigarettes that will apply to all 28 EU countries The absence of comprehensive federal regulations reinforces the need for strong provincial legislation as soon as possible to ban all flavours in all tobacco products The annual meeting of federal provincial and territorial health ministers begining in Banff Alberta on Tuesday September 30 provides provincial and territorial health ministers the opportunity to take a strong stand on flavoured tobacco Alberta has legislation awaiting proclamation that bans flavours in all tobacco products Ontario is preparing to reintroduce a bill that was not passed prior to the provincial election Other provinces including Quebec and Nova Scotia have announced they are considering legislation to ban flavoured tobacco In Canada many tobacco products remain heavily flavoured with flavours such as chocolate mint cherry peach strawberry and other flavours attractive to

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/for-media/media-releases/national/2014/loop-closed-flavoured-tobacco/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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  • Craig’s Cause, QEII Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society join forces to make unprecedented $1.4-million donation to pancreatic cancer research
    000 300 000 of which was raised in partnership with the QEII Foundation over the past several years The QEII Foundation committed an additional 200 000 and the Canadian Cancer Society matched 700 000 in funding for a combined total of 1 4 million This strategic partnership places Nova Scotia as a leader in funding pancreatic cancer research This partnership is a huge step in the right direction to improving treatment and survival rates for one of the hardest to treat cancers pancreatic cancer We are very fortunate to be working with fellow organizations who are so committed to the same cause said Barbara Stead Coyle CEO Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division The Nova Scotia Division invests significantly in cancer research We take great pride in our leadership in that regard The partnership began when Stefanie Condon Oldreive founder of Craig s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society reached out to the QEII Foundation with a goal to fund pancreatic cancer research The QEII Foundation had long recognized the impact the Canadian Cancer Society has been making in funding research and connected the organizations with the mutual goal of making a significant and impactful difference in pancreatic cancer research in Canada This is the culmination of many years of work When my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2006 I quickly learned that information was very limited Very few research proposals were being funded and there was absolutely no awareness of this cancer said Condon Oldreive This journey started with an awareness run and bike ride and culminated in an amazing 1 4 million fund for pancreatic cancer research Bill Bean President and CEO of the QEII Foundation knows the need for these much needed funds The QEII Health Sciences Centre cares for Atlantic Canadians when they need it most We are proud to have partners who are investing in pancreatic cancer research to advance health care for our loved ones and our community says Bean This investment is made possible by the tremendous support from our donors who share our vision for better health Pancreatic cancer in the fourth most common cause of cancer death in Canada for males and females and is largely considered an under funded and hard to treat cancer Today the 5 year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is 8 The Canadian Cancer Society is the leading not for profit funder in cancer research in Canada says Pamela Fralick National President and CEO Canadian Cancer Society The money we raise has supported some of the most significant research advances in cancer thanks to our generous donors we are proud to fund more cancer research on more types of cancer than any other national charity We re very excited to see this contribution come out of Atlantic Canada towards pancreatic cancer research The Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute CCSRI is the research arm of the Canadian Cancer Society Since 1947 the Society has supported thousands of researchers by providing more than 1 billion in cancer research

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/for-media/media-releases/national/2014/ns-pancreatic-cancer-gift/?region=mb (2014-10-09)
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