Posts Tagged ‘testing’


Ask cancer patients who have received a blood transfusion what that donated unit of blood meant to them and you’ll likely get very different answers. Some will say the donate blood helped saved their life; others might say it bought them more time to fight the disease. Still others might say that it helped revive… [Read More]

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women.  It is estimated that 25,300 Canadians will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011. Last year in Canada, there were 12,900 cases of lung cancer in men and 11,200 cases in women.  The incidence rate for women, while still high seems… [Read More]

Even though prostate cancer is the number one cancer threat to Canadian men, affecting one in every seven men in their lifetimes, a 2007 poll conducted by the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada found that only 39 per cent of Canadian men between the ages of 45 and 55 had a PSA test in… [Read More]