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Family Doctor Week in Canada

November 7, 2017


It's Family Doctor Week in Canada!

CancerCare Manitoba proudly acknowledges the highly valued relationships family doctors have with their patients and the communities they serve. CCMB values the collaborative relationships it has with family doctors and the outstanding contributions made by family doctors to improve the health and well-being of their patients along the cancer journey.

14th Annual Family Doctor Week in Canada - November 6-11, 2017

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CCMB's Annual Progress Report 2016/2017

October 12, 2017

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CCMB Febrile Neutropenia Resources and New Guidelines  

September 11, 2017

The Clinical Practice Guidelines Initiative is pleased to announce the completion of several Clinical Practice Guidelines and Practice Tools for Healthcare Professionals

A sincere thank you is extended to all contributors for their time and expertise.

CCMB Practice Tools

Febrile Neutropenia

Regimen Reference Orders

The Following Disease Site Groups have RROs:

  • Acute Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant Disease Site Group
  • Breast Disease Site Group
  • Endocrine Disease Site Group
  • Gastro-Intestinal Disease Site Group
  • Genitourinary Disease Site Group
  • Gynecologic Oncology Disease Site Group
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders Disease Site Group

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CCMB Clinical Practice Guidelines

CancerCare Manitoba's website contains all approved Clinical Practice Guidelines and Practice Tools. Information about our development process is also available.

CCMB Clinical Practice Guidelines and Practice Tools may be updated periodically. We recommend that practitioners frequently consult the website to ensure they are using the most recent versions.

Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day March 22, 2017
Genetic testing in Manitoba aids early detection of cancer

March 22, 2017

CancerCare Manitoba joined Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living Kelvin Goertzen as he officially proclaimed March 22, 2017 as Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day in Manitoba.

Lynch Syndrome is an inherited condition that affects approximately 50 Manitobans each year. Patients with Lynch Syndrome have a 60 per cent chance of developing colorectal cancer. Women with Lynch Syndrome have a 60 per cent risk of developing endometrial cancer.

"Detecting colon cancer at its earliest stage means a 90 per cent survival rate and Lynch Syndrome testing is one more tool towards early detection," said Dr. Sri Navaratnam, president and CEO of CancerCare Manitoba. "The financial support from CancerCare Manitoba Foundation means we can provide this life saving genetic testing to benefit Manitobans."

In Manitoba, colorectal cancer surgery patients aged 70 and under receive testing for Lynch Syndrome. If Lynch Syndrome is detected, cancer monitoring is increased. Because this is a hereditary condition, family members are offered genetic testing. This helps identify their risk of developing cancers and allows them to consider regular screening. This leads to earlier detection and more successful treatments.

"We are so grateful to our donors who support this effort and so many other important initiatives which enable CancerCare Manitoba to do its great work," said Annitta Stenning, president and CEO of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

Lynch Syndrome testing is delivered by a partnership between CancerCare Manitoba and Diagnostic Services Manitoba.

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World Cancer Day - February 4th 2017

February 2, 2017

World Cancer Day's primary objective is "to get as many people as possible around the globe to talk about cancer? It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action."

In 2017 - the incidence of cancer will continue to grow due primarily to our growing and aging population. With the number of people who will be newly diagnosed and those with cancer living longer lives, cancer as a disease will be part of our life story whether it touches us, our family or friends.

We have come a long way over the past decades ? screening, earlier diagnosis and improved treatment of cancer has led to better outcomes and quality of life. In light of this reality, we can approach the disease with optimism and hope that it will not bring death but rather a cure, and if not a cure, then quality of life and living well with the disease. We need to look at cancer differently, to view it with a brighter optimism than it has been viewed in the past.

In 2017 - as healthcare providers and researchers, we will continue our commitment to advancing cancer care. At the same time, we can help to change society?s view of cancer by approaching it with renewed optimism. We can all commit to this ? knowing the diagnosis of cancer cannot be eliminated (yet), but we can be optimistic in the midst of it.

It?s 2017 - on World Cancer Day, tell your story or listen to someone?s story. Make healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of cancer. Take on the CCMB Pedometer Challenge in support of World Cancer Day.

Let?s be bold and say that our goal this year for patients, ourselves, our families and friends, is to live well with cancer - not to die of the disease. As a society, we need to view cancer with a brighter optimism.

Sri Navaratnam,
President and CEO, CancerCare Manitoba

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