Alberta

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro issues statement on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

News Release Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Minister Shandro Minister of Health Tyler Shandro issued the following statement on Breast Cancer Awareness Month: “Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer found in women; about one in eight women in Alberta will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. “Despite the tremendous progress … Continue reading

Alberta

AHS warns about caller advising breast self-exam

News Release AHS warns about caller advising breast self-exam EDMONTON/NORTH – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is warning women in the Edmonton area and northern Alberta to be aware of misleading telephone calls regarding breast cancer screening results. AHS has received reports eight women in the Edmonton, Barrhead and Athabasca areas have received a phone call … Continue reading

Exercise reduces cancer risk in post-menopausal women; Five hours of physical activity per week is best: study
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Exercise reduces cancer risk in post-menopausal women; Five hours of physical activity per week is best: study

News Release Exercise reduces cancer risk in post-menopausal women Five hours of physical activity per week is best: study Story by Kristin Bernhard Five hours of exercise per week can reduce the risk of developing cancer, including breast cancer, in post-menopausal women, according to an Alberta Health Services (AHS) research study. Body fat, abdominal fat … Continue reading

More breast cancer patients benefit from Sorrentino’s Compassion House expansion
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More breast cancer patients benefit from Sorrentino’s Compassion House expansion

News Release More breast cancer patients benefit from Sorrentino’s Compassion House expansion *Sorrentino’s Compassion House, a home away from home for Alberta women battling breast cancer, can now accommodate more patients. The Government of Alberta has provided a $750,000 Community Facility Enhancement Program grant to assist with the $5 million project that increased capacity from … Continue reading