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What You Need to Know About Cancer - Early Detection Can Save Lives

Westerndirect insurance OCTOBER IS WOMEN'S CANCER HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH Early Detection Can Save Lives you should know about women's cancer statistics. Find out more below ·what BREAST CANCER A woman has a 1 in 9 chance of being diagnosed IT T with breast cancer. No screening test for cancer is 100% accurate. But overall, screening for breast cancer can save lives. Old or young, it's important to know what is normal for your breasts. Many women are alive and well today because their breast cancer was detected and treated early. AGES: 40 TO 49 talk to your doctor about your risk of breast cancer, along with the benefits and risks of mammography 50 TO 69 have a mammogram every 2 Years 70+ talk to your doctor about how often you should have a mammogram and risks of mammography CERVICAL CANCER ++++ ++++ A woman's odds of surviving cervical cancer are greater than 80% - if detected early. Sexually active women should start having regular Pap tests by the age of 21. You'll need a Pap every 1 to 3 years depending on the screening guidelines in your province. 1-3 The most significant cervical cancer risk factor is the contraction of human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is spread through genital skin-to-skin contact, though symptoms may not appear until years after initial exposure. COLORECTAL CANCER X 100 i 10,000+ Canadian women I will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. Colorectal cancer responds best to treatment when it is found and treated as early as possible. Treatment is most effective before the the disease spreads outside of the colon. Men and women age 50 and over should have a fecal occult blood test 2 YEARS (FOBT) at least every 2 years. SKIN CANCER Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer - but it's also one of the most preventable. WHAT TO WATCH FOR EVERY 2 YEARS: any patch of skin that bleeds, oozes, swells, itches or becomes red and bumpy any sore that does not heal any change in the shape, colour, size or surface of a birthmark any new growth on your skin - pale, pearly nodules that may grow larger and crust, or red, scaly, sharply defined patches Western Direct Insurance is donating $10 to the Canadian Cancer Society for every car or home insurance quote completed in the month of October. QUTE 4CURES With you in fight for lif Canadian Société canadienne du cancer 75 Cancer Society Avec vous d combat po I westerndirect.ca/ Westerndirect insurance facebook.com/WesternDirectInsurance twitter.com/WesternDirect youtube.com/user/WesternDirect linkedin.com/company/western-direct-insurance f y in You Tube Source: fightforlife.ca/YouAreloved/cancerfacts.html

What You Need to Know About Cancer - Early Detection Can Save Lives

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As far as cancer research has come, thanks to medical researchers and the generous donations of concerned citizens, the prevalence of the disease is still substantial. Women in Canada have a 1 in 9 c...

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