CancerCare Raises Awareness with Morning Campaign Blitz

By Sarah Klein

If you noticed vehicles pulling over during Friday morning’s commute, don’t worry, they weren’t doing anything illegal.

Volunteers with CancerCare Manitoba were running a “CheckStop” on Sherbrook Street near the Misericordia Health Centre to pass along information on BreastCheck, CervixCheck, and ColonCheck programs.

The roadside campaign from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. was to raise awareness about the benefits of regular cancer screening and early detection.

“(This) province will see up to a 50% increase in the number of cancer cases over the next fifteen to twenty years, so screening is vital in the detection of cancer,” said Dr. Donna Turner, provincial director of Population Oncology. “The three provincial screening programs are a part of a comprehensive strategy to find breast, cervical and colorectal cancer at the earliest and most treatable stage.”

Further information is available by visiting GetCheckedManitoba.ca.

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