Cancer care in Manitoba improving but still more work to do: Experts – Winnipeg

Cancer care in Manitoba has been improving but advocates in the field say there’s still more work to do. Currently, nearly 7,000 Manitobans are diagnosed with cancer every year and according to experts that number is expected to grow to 10,000 by 2030 as the province navigates an aging and growing population. “More and more … Read more

Alberta-made Linac-MR machine combining MRI and radiation could revolutionize cancer treatments

A machine designed and built in Edmonton is being hailed as a medical breakthrough, expected to revolutionize the way cancer is fought. “It’s not often you see in your career, an innovation where you can see a new technology that’s going to be able to change how you treat patients,” Dr. Nawaid Usmani said of … Read more

Calgary father and firefighter featured in emotional Alberta Cancer Foundation campaign

Lorne Miller is used to being on the front lines and witnessing tragedy. But the Calgary firefighter and father of two didn’t expect he would be faced with his own hardship. “I’ve sat on the ‘runway to the afterlife’ a couple times now,” Miller said. “There’s no checked bag, there’s no carry on, it’s just … Read more

How cancer can make you speak in an IRISH accent: American man who had never visited the isle

A cancer-stricken man woke up to find he suddenly had an Irish accent — despite never having been to the country. The American had been battling an advanced form of prostate cancer for close to two years before seeking advice for his ‘uncontrollable brogue’. Doctors diagnosed the man in his 50s with the extraordinarily rare … Read more

A Carcinogen Found in Popular Drugs

In recent years, a lot of popular drugs, including diabetic, hypertension, and heartburn drugs, have been found to be contaminated with a carcinogen: nitrosamine. In 2018, Swiss drugmaker Novartis first discovered that its blockbuster blood pressure medication valsartan contained harmful levels of a carcinogen known as nitrosamine. In the following two years, over 1,400 product … Read more

My wife thought she had ‘baby brain’ — it was deadly cancer

A Scotland dietitian reported experiencing dizzy spells months after giving birth, which she initially blamed on “baby brain” — until she fell while holding her infant daughter, Sienna. Anneka Johnstone, 33, was rushed to the hospital in June 2019, her husband said, and they were told she had the herpes simplex virus. She was given … Read more

Ultraprocessed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — Eating more ultraprocessed foods raises the risk of developing and dying from cancer, especially ovarian cancer, according to a new study of over 197,000 people … Read more

Weight loss surgery extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people who had bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared with those of similar weight, people who underwent one of four types of weight loss surgery … Read more

Alcohol flush warns of deadly disease: Stanford study

It’s sobering news for the rosy-cheeked drinker. If you’ve knocked back a few and feel a warm flush creep up your face and ears, you’re not alone. While often thought of as annoying rather than dangerous, alcohol flush may be a sign of something more serious brewing beneath the surface, a new study suggests. Roughly … Read more