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Cancer Prevention: Who’s at Risk and When to get Screened

February 4 is World Cancer Day, though every day, millions of Canadians are impacted by the disease. The statistics are startling – two in five Canadians (44% of men and 43% of women) are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime, and one in four Canadians are expected to die from the disease.

Lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer are the most common cancers diagnosed in Canada, accounting for 46 percent of all new cases in 2021.

Though there is no sure-fire way to prevent cancer, regular screening in combination with a healthy lifestyle are some of the best steps you can take to stay healthy and cancer-free. For those who do develop cancer, early detection and treatment is key to improving health outcomes.

“Regular cancer screening is imperative to catching the disease early and potentially saving your life,” said Dr. Naila Kassam, a primary care physician and Think Research’s Senior Medical Advisor. “It’s one of the best ways to detect cancer in its early stages when it’s much easier to treat.”

Visit the Think Research website to read the full press release