Canadians need to know that they are very fortunate to have a national strategy for cancer control in Canada. There are a number of provincial cancer plans. There are tremendous resources being put into improving our ability to screen cancer and prevent cancer and optimal treatment and care.” Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Clinical Department Head, Princess Margaret Hospital and President, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Dr. Heather Bryant, Vice-President of Cancer Control at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and Union for International Cancer Control board member debunks what she believes to be the top 4 Canadian cancer myths.
Dr. Bernard Badley, Medical Director at Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s Colon Cancer Prevention program, discusses the importance of screening for colorectal cancer in those who are 50 or over even if they don’t have symptoms.
Anne-Marie Nicol, Principal Investigator of CAREX Canada and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, looks at the myth that “there’s nothing I can do about cancer” when it comes to carcinogenic substances in the environment.