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Colon cancer screening is the key to early detection
The survival rate for colon cancer is very high – 90 per cent – when it is detected early. That’s why screening is so important: the goal is to find cancer while it is still in these early stages, when treatment is very successful. 

Bridging a heart health gap: helping women take the first step to cardiac rehab
For people with conditions that affect the heart and circulation, or who have had a cardiac event such as a heart attack, it’s hard to overstate the importance of exercise-based cardiovascular rehabilitation. Although cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Canadian women, and more women than men are eligible for cardiac rehab programs, less than one-quarter of cardiac rehabilitation participants are women.

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A Question of Health

This month's topic: Which gastrointestinal symptoms does your doctor need to know about?
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract includes your esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon (or large intestine) and rectum. When it’s functioning smoothly, you may not give it a second thought. But when there’s a glitch in the system, some GI issues can get your attention pretty quickly. Other GI symptoms may be more subtle. It can be hard to know which things to report to your doctor.

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Pregnancy around the time of breast cancer diagnosis does not affect survival, study finds
For women with breast cancer, pregnancy does not increase the risk of dying, new Women's College Research Institute study shows.

Unsuccessful fertility treatment linked to increased cardiovascular risks
New Women's College Hospital research looking at women who had undergone fertility treatments found that cardiovascular problems were more common in the women whose fertility treatments failed compared to those who gave birth.

Study reveals surprising number of Canadians with urgently high blood pressure
A Canadian hypertension awareness campaign revealed that half of people tested required treatment for high blood pressure, including a group whose blood pressure was at emergency levels.

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