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Next up, your prostate?
TORONTO — Prostate Cancer Canada is encouraging men to get tested for the potentially deadly disease with a bold campaign that references historical and fictional characters in the form of latex gloves — yes, those donned by doctors for the often dreaded digital rectal exam meant to detect the presence of tumours in the male sex gland.
Called " Famous Fingers ," the campaign features 13 gloves — index fingers raised — that are hand-painted with iconic designs for such luminaries as Babe Ruth, Napoleon, Winston Churchill and King Tut.
Take, for instance, Sherlock Holmes: An elevated level of PSA can be indicative of cancer in the walnut-sized gland and early detection can make a critical difference in the odds of survival, said Edmonds, noting that prostate cancer causes virtually no symptoms in its early stages.
Prostate cancer is the third deadliest malignancy among men after lung and colorectal cancer. Despite controversy over PSA testing — in some cases, false positives or misinterpretation of results can lead to unnecessary or excessive treatment — Edmonds said Prostate Cancer Canada supports its use and suggests men should start discussing the issue with their doctors when they reach their 40s.
Screenshot via Prostate Cancer Canada One way to deal with the risk of overtreatment is to put men on "active surveillance," in which close monitoring with regular PSA testing and possibly biopsies will determine if their tumour has grown and warrants more aggressive treatment.
Many men are reluctant to talk about prostate cancer testing Yet many men are reluctant to raise the subject of testing for prostate cancer with their doctors, in part because it means talking about their urinary and sexual anatomy, he said.
Treatment for prostate cancer can lead to urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction. Most people would say sex.WATCH: The Canadian Cancer Society is worried that the controversy and confusion over BC Cancer Agency will impact its donations.
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In , Lynda Cranston resigned as CEO of the Provincial Health Services Authority after it was revealed she had approved wage increases for managers, including at the BC . Founded in , Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) believes it has had more impact against more cancers in more communities than any other cancer charity in Canada.
In the s only 25% of people diagnosed with cancer survived for more than 5 years. In , the survivor rate was 60%. This survival. The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team Our team is made up of doctors and master's-prepared nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.
April Wine is a Canadian rock band formed in Originally based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the band enjoyed international success in the s and s, releasing more than 20 albums since The country’s professional organization for obstetricians-gynecologists also says they are safe and useful for many post-menopausal women, but Health Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society urge.
Starting the screening program later might benefit a woman’s reproductive health in the long run, but the Canadian Cancer Society still recommends 21 as a more appropriate age to begin screening.