Alberta

“Together, we can change the face of men’s health”: Minister Shandro

News Release Movember: Minister Shandro Minister of Health Tyler Shandro issued the following statement on Movember: “Let’s face it, men’s health issues can be difficult to talk about. “From prostate and testicular cancer, to mental health and suicide – some topics are just not part of everyday face-to-face conversations. But they need to be. “That’s … Continue reading

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

New provincial cancer therapy program announced

News Release New provincial cancer therapy program announced Albertans with specific types of leukemia and lymphoma will soon have access in Calgary and Edmonton to a $15-million provincial cancer therapy program, commonly known as CAR T-cell therapy. Alberta’s government is partnering with the Alberta Cancer Foundation to provide $15 million to Alberta Health Services (AHS) … 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

New equipment to help in fight against head, neck cancer
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New equipment to help in fight against head, neck cancer

News Release New equipment to help in fight against head, neck cancer UHF donates $1 million, partially raised through national Manuary campaign EDMONTON – New equipment at University of Alberta Hospital is expected to help local oncology teams treat the growing number of patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer. The equipment, which arrived this … Continue reading

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AHS encourages tobacco-free environments; National Non-Smoking Week provides opportunity to increase Albertan awareness

News Release AHS encourages tobacco-free environments National Non-Smoking Week provides opportunity to increase Albertan awareness National Non-Smoking Week begins January 18 and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is encouraging Albertans to keep their homes and vehicles smoke free. Recognizing that the majority of Albertans do take action to prevent and reduce tobacco use, AHS’ National Non-Smoking … Continue reading

Program helps cancer patients overcome severe distress;  Alberta pioneers a global standard of care that’s improving overall well-being
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Program helps cancer patients overcome severe distress; Alberta pioneers a global standard of care that’s improving overall well-being

News Release Program helps cancer patients overcome severe distress Alberta pioneers a global standard of care that’s improving overall well-being CALGARY— Fewer Alberta cancer patients are experiencing severe distress as a result of their illness and treatment since the launch of a program developed at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Screening for Distress helps front-line … Continue reading