Canadian Cancer Society

Plain Packaging For Cigarettes 'The Next Logical Step'

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian Cancer Society says plain packaging for tobacco products is a ‘‘logical next step‘‘ to curb tobacco marketing and save ...

New Tool Tells You Exactly How You Could Get Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Living

It is estimated that in 2014, 191,300 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Canada and 76,600 people will die from the disease. That's just with...

10 Everyday Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Prithwish De, PhD | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Living
Prithwish De, PhD

There are many factors we can't control that affect our cancer risk, like growing older, our genetic profile and having a family history of the disease. But the good news is that there is a lot we can control. It's as simple as making healthy choices every day and having policies in place that protect our health. Here are the top 10 ways to lower your risk of cancer.

The Top 10 Myths About Tanning

Prithwish De, PhD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living
Prithwish De, PhD

Canadians are spending more time in the sun without adequate protection. What's even more concerning is that an alarming number of young women are going to tanning salons. It's not worth risking your life for a tan. Here are 10 of the most common myths about tanning.

Canadian Cancer Rates Are Falling, So What Should We Be Worried About?

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Living

Cancer rates in Canada are the lowest they've been in a decade and death rates from cancer continue to decline, but health experts say Canadians still...

More Than Half Of Teen Smokers Pick This

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

More than half of high school students surveyed in Canada who used tobacco said they tried candy-flavoured products, say health groups calling for ...

WATCH: Day Of The Testicle?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Living

These days, cancer awareness is sung loudly — and rightfully so — in headlines every day of the year. There's a month dedicated to childhood ca...

More Places To Butt Out In B.C.?

CBC | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the B.C. government to ban smoking on all outdoor patios of bars and restaurants as well as in all parks and...

The Top 10 Cancer Breakthroughs Of 2012

The Huffington Post Canada | Maya Hamovitch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living

While cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada — a recent report by the Canadian Cancer Society estimated that in 2012, 200 Canadians di...

'Useless' Breast Cancer Test

CBC | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada

Medical clinics across the country are touting the benefits of a diagnostic test for breast cancer that medical experts say is useless. A ...

New Bylaw Bars Teens Under 18 From Tanning Salons

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Living

OAKVILLE, Ont. - Indoor tanning is now off-limits to minors in Oakville.Councillors passed a new bylaw Monday that bars anyone under 18 from using com...

Canadian Cancer Society Urges Ban On Tanning For Minors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada Living

QUEBEC - The Canadian Cancer Society says minors should be banned from tanning salons.The organization sounded the alarm Monday at a Quebec legislatur...

Top 10 Cancer Breakthroughs Of 2011

CBC | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Living

There were a number of significant cancer research discoveries in 2011, according to the Canadian Cancer Society, and many of them were ma...

Manitoba Will Help Cover Quit-Smoking Costs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is now covering the cost of drug to help smokers quit.Healthy Living Minister Minister Jim Rondeau says Champix is a proven, effec...

Canada Butting Out

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Smokers now comprise less than a fifth of Canada's population as rates of tobacco consumption hit an all-time low last year, Statistics Cana...

Cancer Society Spends More On Fundraising Than Research

Posted 09.05.2011 | Canada

CBC — An Ontario cancer researcher is concerned that the Canadian Cancer Society has proportionally shifted funding away from research and is spendi...

Julyna: The New Movember

The Huffington Post Canada | Scaachi Koul | Posted 08.20.2011 | Canada

Every November, men across the country take part in Movember, a fundraiser where men grow their facial hair for the month as walking billboards for pr...