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Cancer screening: self-care that can save your life<img alt="" src="/news-site/PublishingImages/20170717_Infographic%20-%20all%203%20screening%20programs_V03-01.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Cancer screening: self-care that can save your lifeInternational Self-Care Day is July 24. Self-care is an important element of maintaining your overall health. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/cancer-screening-self-care-that-can-save-your-life2017-07-20T07:00:00Z
2016 Research Report<img alt="cover of BC Cancer Agency's 2016 Research Report" src="/news-site/PublishingImages/2016%20Research%20Report%20cover%20-%20720x405.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2016 Research ReportThe 2016 Research Report covers research achievements from across the BC Cancer Agency.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2016-research-report12017-07-19T07:00:00Z
2016 Report to the Community<a href="http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2016-report-to-the-community"><img alt="cover of BC Cancer Agency's 2016 Report to the Community" src="/news-site/PublishingImages/2016%20RttC%20report%20cover%20-%20720x405.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>2016 Report to the Community2016 was a year of important advances for the BC Cancer Agency.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2016-report-to-the-community2017-07-10T07:00:00Z
Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/CCS%20cover.png?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017Today the Canadian Cancer Society released its annual statistical report Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017, providing the most up to date estimates of cancer burden in Canada. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/canadian-cancer-statistics-20172017-06-20T07:00:00Z
How much sun is too much sun? <img alt="" src="/news-site/PublishingImages/ThinkstockPhotos-180156390.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />How much sun is too much sun? While some sunlight is beneficial, an overabundance of it can be harmful due to the negative effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. These invisible rays of sunlight are able to cause skin damage, and they are a proven human carcinogen. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/how-much-sun-is-too-much-sun2017-06-07T07:00:00Z
Coping with changes to body image<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/myrna.png?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Coping with changes to body imageMyrna Tracy, a social worker with Patient & Family Counselling at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior, answers some of the most-asked questions about changes to body image after cancer treatment.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/coping-with-changes-to-body-image2017-06-01T07:00:00Z
When cancer is your “new normal”When cancer is your “new normal”There are more than 122,000 British Columbians living in the province who have been diagnosed with cancer in the past decade – about 2.7 per cent of the population. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/when-cancer-is-your-new-normal2017-06-01T07:00:00Z
World No Tobacco Day warns of the dangers to development<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/no%20tobacco%20day.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />World No Tobacco Day warns of the dangers to developmentSmoking is one of the largest challenges to the sustainable development of countries around the world. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/world-no-tobacco-day-warns-of-the-dangers-to-development2017-05-31T07:00:00Z
Women reminded to get a Pap during Pap Awareness Month in BC<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Pap%20month.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Women reminded to get a Pap during Pap Awareness Month in BCThe BC Cancer Agency is reminding women from ages 25-69 to get a Pap test every three years to prevent or detect cervical cancer.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/women-reminded-to-get-a-pap-during-pap-awareness-month-in-bc2017-05-17T07:00:00Z
BC Cancer Agency featured in new CBC documentary <img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Cracking%20Cancer_Title%20Card.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer Agency featured in new CBC documentary After a year and a half filming at the BC Cancer Agency the documentary, Cracking Cancer, is premiering this Thursday on CBC’s The Nature of Things.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-agency-featured-in-new-cbc-documentary2017-02-22T08:00:00Z

 
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