Timely diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer was enhanced through $350,000 in grants from the Health Sciences Foundation. A new digital mammography unit purchased for the Linda Buchan Centre is capable of exact and accurate placement of the needle for the tissue sample for breast biopsy.
The best cancer treatment is to help our patients reduce their risk of getting cancer in the first place. The content on this page provides resources related to healthy living and reducing the risk of cancer as well as other chronic diseases including heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, and diabetes.
It’s never too late to quit smoking. We should make it a priority to help our patients quit and stay tobacco free. Here are some helpful resources related to smoking cessation:
Eat Right Ontario provides helpful education tools and resources for the public, as well as a toll-free line to speak to a registered dietitian here: www.eatrightontario.ca.
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) has developed exercise guidelines for all age groups. You or your patient can access each of the online guides by clicking here.
CSEP is also home to the ‘Exercise is Medicine’ initiative that aims to increase the number of health care professionals who are assessing, prescribing and counselling patients in physical activity. Learn more by clicking here.
Ontario’s HPV Immunization Program now offers immunization free of charge to all boys and girls in grade 7. The guidelines can be viewed here: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/ms/hpv/