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HPV Mouth, Throat Cancers on the Rise, But More Canadians Living Longer Beyond Diagnosis

HPV Mouth, Throat Cancers on the Rise, But More Canadians Living Longer Beyond Diagnosis

Canadian Cancer SocietyWINNIPEG — While the number of Canadians being diagnosed with cancer continues to rise, more people are living longer and beyond their diagnosis with the disease.

The findings are part of a new report — Canadian Cancer Statistics 2016 — released by the Canadian Cancer Society in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.

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$4M More for Cancer Drugs in Manitoba

$4M More for Cancer Drugs in Manitoba

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CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue (MDSTEELE.MB.CA)

An additional $4 million is being provided to CancerCare Manitoba by the province for the provision of cancer drugs.

The funding to the Provincial Oncology Drug Program will benefit cancer patients provincewide.

“Cancer is the leading cause of death in Manitoba. However, thanks to research, innovative treatments and new drugs, the cure rate for cancer is steadily improving,” said Dr. Sri Navaratnam, president and CEO of CancerCare Manitoba.

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Motorcycle Ride for Dad Tops $330K to Fight Prostate Cancer

Motorcycle Ride for Dad Tops $330K to Fight Prostate Cancer

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Riders roll out of Polo Park Shopping Centre in the 8th annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Saturday, May 28, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)
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About 1,400 riders were registered for Saturday’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Nearly 1,400 motorcycle riders departed for Gimli under cloudy skies on Saturday in the 8th annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad.

The yearly ride raises funds and support in the fight against prostate cancer. To date, more than $1.5 million has been raised for the cause, staying right here in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.

“This year we’re currently leading the country with just a few more Ride for Dads to come in other cities,” said co-chair Maurice Sabourin.

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‘Ride for Dad’ Sees 1,400+ Riders Registered

‘Ride for Dad’ Sees 1,400+ Riders Registered

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Riders depart Polo Park in the seventh annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Saturday, May 30, 2015. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Engines will be revving up on Saturday, May 28 as more than 1,400 motorcycles gather at Earls Polo Park.

The 8th annual Telus Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad will depart down Portage Avenue in the fight against prostate cancer.

The goal for riders this year is to bring in $300,000 collectively to bring the eight-year total to over $1.5 million.

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CancerCare Receives $10K Donation from CUPE

CancerCare Receives $10K Donation from CUPE

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Kelly Moist, president of CUPE Manitoba, presents a cheque to Annitta Stenning, CEO of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, on Thursday, May 5, 2016. (HANDOUT)

CUPEThe CancerCare Manitoba Foundation has received a $10,000 donation from the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

A cheque presentation made Thursday at the CUPE Manitoba Convention in Winnipeg will see funds support Camp Indigo, a camp specifically designed to provide medical support and assistance to children with cancer to make their summer camp dreams a possibility.

“CUPE Manitoba is proud to be a strong supporter of Camp Indigo,” said Kelly Moist, president of CUPE Manitoba. “CUPE members are dedicated to the community, and our involvement reaches beyond the labour movement and into the lives of children and their families in need.”

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Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad Launches 8th Annual Campaign

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad Launches 8th Annual Campaign

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The Genomic Centre for Prostate Cancer Research receives a cheque from
the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad from last year’s Ride on Friday morning. The 2016 MRFD happens May 28. (HANDOUT)

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for DadA fundraising awareness campaign to fight prostate cancer is revving up support to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad kicked off its 8th annual campaign on Friday, adding to the more than $1.2 million raised in the past seven years for prostate cancer research and education. All funds remain in Manitoba.

“I wouldn’t be here today if I had avoided being tested,” said Ed Johner, prostate cancer survivor and MRFD spokesperson. “That’s our message to men and their families — the best way to fight prostate cancer is with early diagnosis.”

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Canvassers Out to Collect Daffodil Month Donations

Canvassers Out to Collect Daffodil Month Donations

By Tyler Sutherland

Canadian Cancer SocietyIt’s Daffodil Month in Manitoba, so the Canadian Cancer Society is asking Manitobans to consider dropping a Toonie into the daffodil pin box to support the organization.

Canvassers will be making their rounds this month by going door-to-door to collect donations for the society.

“By wearing a bright yellow daffodil pin we show Manitobans living with cancer that they are not alone,” said Erin Crawford, Manitoba’s senior director of public engagement.

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New Cancer Screening Guidelines for Smokers

New Cancer Screening Guidelines for Smokers

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(Quit smoking image via Shutterstock)

New guidelines are calling for annual lung cancer screening for long-time smokers.

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) released the guidelines on Monday, saying those aged 55 to 74 should be screened up to three consecutive years.

“Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Manitoba,” said Dr. Sri Navaratnam, president and CEO of CancerCare Manitoba.

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