Welcome to CheckChat!

 

CheckChat(1).jpgWelcome to CheckChat, the official blog of GetCheckedManitoba.ca, brought to you by CancerCare Manitoba Screening Programs.

At BreastCheck, CervixCheck and ColonCheck we highlight the importance of getting checked as a regular part of your health and wellness practice. Screening for breast, cervical and colon cancer helps find cancer early, when it is most curable.
We hope you’ll turn to this blog to read reliable stories of screening success, to meet some of the people working behind the scenes from the labs to the medical offices, get updates on our programming and learn tips and recommendations to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, which is also important in preventing certain types of cancer, including colon and breast.
If you have a screening success story or if you have a topic you’d like to see covered on this blog, please let us know in the comments, or email getchecked@cancercare.mb.ca.
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3 thoughts on “Welcome to CheckChat!

  1. On March 7, 2016, the Canadian Medical Association published new guidelines for screening for Lung Cancer which has the highest death rates for women of all cancers. Why has Manitoba Cancer Care failed to implement the new lung cancer screening guidelines ?

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    1. Hi Greg, thank you for your question. You are correct – new guidelines for lung cancer screening were published in 2016. These guidelines recommend that heavy smokers age 55-74 speak with their doctors about the benefits and harms of screening. CancerCare Manitoba is working with a variety of groups to share the guidelines about lung cancer screening. We are also in the process of determining whether an organized approach to lung cancer screening would be feasible in Manitoba. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to call 1-855-95-CHECK to discuss.

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      1. Great news ! Just curious, it has been 11 months since the new lung cancer screening guidelines were published so how many Manitobans have been screened for lung cancer ? Hopefully, Manitoba Cancer Care will have the same success the States had in reducing lung cancer death rates through screening with low dose CT scans .

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