Cancer

Alberta Health says cancer surgery numbers went up 12.5 per cent over pre-COVID-19 levels. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Cancer surgeries exceeding pre-pandemic levels, says Alberta Health

12.5 per cent increase in cancer surgeries

 

Red Deer youth Keagan Evans has died from his brain cancer. A GoFundMe page for the Hunting Hills High School student is raising money to celebrate his life. (Contributed photo.)

Red Deer youth Keagan Evans dies of brain cancer

Another GoFundMe campaign was started to help with expenses

 

Scott Beer is organizing the first-ever Myeloma Canada Ride: Bike to Beat Myeloma on May 15, with registrations taken from 8:30 a.m. at the Spruce View Community Hall. (Contributed photo).

Alberta man’s chronic back pain turns into cancer diagnosis

Scott Beer is organizing first biking fundraiser in Spruce View to find a myeloma cure

 

Firefighters-Cancer 20220505 Vancouver firefighter Jenn Dawkins, shown in a handout photo, lobbied for breast cancer to be included in British Columbia’s legislation as a presumed occupational illness covered by the province’s health and safety agency for workers. Three years later, she would be diagnosed with the disease that is a top killer of firefighters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-David Harcus

Firefighters say recognition of their cancer risk is tough battle across Canada

British Columbia recently amended the Workers Compensation Act to include three more cancers

Firefighters-Cancer 20220505 Vancouver firefighter Jenn Dawkins, shown in a handout photo, lobbied for breast cancer to be included in British Columbia’s legislation as a presumed occupational illness covered by the province’s health and safety agency for workers. Three years later, she would be diagnosed with the disease that is a top killer of firefighters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-David Harcus
Red Deer Ride for Dad organizes a group ride each year to raise money for prostate cancer awareness and research. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer brewery joins campaign to increase awareness of prostate cancer

Red Deer Ride for Dad partners with Troubled Monk

Red Deer Ride for Dad organizes a group ride each year to raise money for prostate cancer awareness and research. (Photo from Facebook)
Vials of blood from a participant in a clinical study of the effectiveness of a new liquid biopsy technology are packaged for shipment at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore., on March 14, 2022. The clinical trial will follow hundreds of participants for three years to see if signals of any cancers that participants later develop were present in their blood. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Can cancer blood tests live up to their promise of saving lives?

U.S. government researchers are planning a large experiment to test effectiveness

Vials of blood from a participant in a clinical study of the effectiveness of a new liquid biopsy technology are packaged for shipment at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore., on March 14, 2022. The clinical trial will follow hundreds of participants for three years to see if signals of any cancers that participants later develop were present in their blood. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
Allan Slaight accepts the Walt Grealis award at the at the 2005 Juno Awards at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on Saturday April 2, 2005. A Toronto cancer hospital has received a $50 million donation to support research into the disease. The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation says the private gift will allow cancer researchers to explore unconventional approaches to their work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marianne Helm

Toronto cancer hospital receives $50 mil donation in memory of late philanthropist

Toronto cancer hospital receives $50 mil donation in memory of late philanthropist

Allan Slaight accepts the Walt Grealis award at the at the 2005 Juno Awards at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on Saturday April 2, 2005. A Toronto cancer hospital has received a $50 million donation to support research into the disease. The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation says the private gift will allow cancer researchers to explore unconventional approaches to their work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marianne Helm
Cancer survivor Jason Kom-Tong has co-founded Heavenly Messenger. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer cancer survivor uses his experience to assist others

Sending messages to loved ones in the future

Cancer survivor Jason Kom-Tong has co-founded Heavenly Messenger. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Steve Fonyo, who raised millions for cancer research by running across Canada on an artificial limb, has died. Fonyo is shown dippping his artifical limb in the Pacific Ocean in Victoria after completing his cross-country run in this 1985 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody

Steve Fonyo, who lost leg to cancer and ran across Canada to raise funds, dead at 56

Steve Fonyo, who lost leg to cancer and ran across Canada to raise funds, dead at 56

Steve Fonyo, who raised millions for cancer research by running across Canada on an artificial limb, has died. Fonyo is shown dippping his artifical limb in the Pacific Ocean in Victoria after completing his cross-country run in this 1985 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
This undated photo provided by the family shows Doug Olson, center foreground, of Pleasanton, Calif., on his 75th birthday. In 2010, doctors treated Olson’s leukemia with an experimental gene therapy that transformed his own blood cells into cancer killers. More than a decade later, there's no sign of cancer in his body. (Family Photo via AP)

Doctors: Cancer patients cured a decade after gene therapy

Doctors: Cancer patients cured a decade after gene therapy

This undated photo provided by the family shows Doug Olson, center foreground, of Pleasanton, Calif., on his 75th birthday. In 2010, doctors treated Olson’s leukemia with an experimental gene therapy that transformed his own blood cells into cancer killers. More than a decade later, there's no sign of cancer in his body. (Family Photo via AP)

Study can’t confirm lab results for many cancer experiments

Study can’t confirm lab results for many cancer experiments

Beachgoers set up an umbrella on the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. A study by Toronto researchers says the prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer is on the rise in Ontario, climbing by 30 per cent from 2003 to 2017 following a period of decline decades earlier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jae C. Hong

Study: non-melanoma skin cancer rates rose 30 per cent in Ontario from 2003 to 2017

Study: non-melanoma skin cancer rates rose 30 per cent in Ontario from 2003 to 2017

Beachgoers set up an umbrella on the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. A study by Toronto researchers says the prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer is on the rise in Ontario, climbing by 30 per cent from 2003 to 2017 following a period of decline decades earlier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jae C. Hong
Chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip in Durham, N.C., on September 5, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gerry Broome

Montreal doctors use ‘heated chemotherapy’ on three-year-old with sarcoma

Montreal doctors use ‘heated chemotherapy’ on three-year-old with sarcoma

Chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip in Durham, N.C., on September 5, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gerry Broome
Gavin Hilman, left, with his father Neil, mother Amanda, and brothers Wyatt and Hunter. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer County boy’s cancer surgery unsuccessful, fundraiser planned

There will be a fundraiser next month to support a Red Deer…

Gavin Hilman, left, with his father Neil, mother Amanda, and brothers Wyatt and Hunter. (Contributed photo)
FILE - This microscope image made available by the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research in 2015 shows human colon cancer cells with the nuclei stained red. Americans should start getting screened for colon cancer earlier, at age 45 instead of waiting until they're 50, according to new guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, released on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (NCI Center for Cancer Research via AP, File)

Americans urged to get colon cancer screening earlier

Americans urged to get colon cancer screening earlier

FILE - This microscope image made available by the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research in 2015 shows human colon cancer cells with the nuclei stained red. Americans should start getting screened for colon cancer earlier, at age 45 instead of waiting until they're 50, according to new guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, released on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (NCI Center for Cancer Research via AP, File)
In this Oct. 31, 2020 photo provided by Dr. Carmen Guerra of the University of Pennsylvania, volunteers work at a drive-thru flu shot event in Stenton, Pa., where they also distributed home test kits to detect possible signs of colon cancer. Guerra had a federal grant to increase cancer screening in racially diverse communities and realized that home tests could help fill a gap. (Carmen Guerra via AP)

Researchers study impact of pandemic cancer screening pause

Researchers study impact of pandemic cancer screening pause

In this Oct. 31, 2020 photo provided by Dr. Carmen Guerra of the University of Pennsylvania, volunteers work at a drive-thru flu shot event in Stenton, Pa., where they also distributed home test kits to detect possible signs of colon cancer. Guerra had a federal grant to increase cancer screening in racially diverse communities and realized that home tests could help fill a gap. (Carmen Guerra via AP)
Players are living in trailers in an “NHL-style bubble” after receiving a special exemption from the province to play during COVID-19 restrictions to raise money for cancer research at the University of Alberta. (U of A Facebook photo)
Players are living in trailers in an “NHL-style bubble” after receiving a special exemption from the province to play during COVID-19 restrictions to raise money for cancer research at the University of Alberta. (U of A Facebook photo)
Dwayne Buckle is walking all the way from Red Deer to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island in memory of his aunt and cousin, who died of cancer. "I think of them every day. I miss them like crazy," says Buckle, who is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society.  (Submitted photo)

Red Deer man trekking 1,172 km to honour family lost to cancer

“I’ll do anything I can to get a cure for this disease. If I had to walk to the moon, I would.”

Dwayne Buckle is walking all the way from Red Deer to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island in memory of his aunt and cousin, who died of cancer. "I think of them every day. I miss them like crazy," says Buckle, who is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society.  (Submitted photo)
This microscope image made available by the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research in 2015 shows human colon cancer cells with the nuclei stained red. Sales of medications to treat cancer have nearly tripled in Canada over the past decade, reaching $3.9 billion last year, a report by a federal agency says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, AP, NCI Center for Cancer Research

Cost for cancer-fighting drugs triples in Canada but still no national drug plan

Cost for cancer-fighting drugs triples in Canada but still no national drug plan

This microscope image made available by the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research in 2015 shows human colon cancer cells with the nuclei stained red. Sales of medications to treat cancer have nearly tripled in Canada over the past decade, reaching $3.9 billion last year, a report by a federal agency says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, AP, NCI Center for Cancer Research
The Bellows family on vacation last year in Mexico. L-R: Angel, Ryan, Darrel, Grace and Michael. (Photo submitted)

Rimbey community rallying behind family after cancer diagnosis

Michael Bellows, 12, a ‘strong, resilient kid’ says father

The Bellows family on vacation last year in Mexico. L-R: Angel, Ryan, Darrel, Grace and Michael. (Photo submitted)