Cancer

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

 

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

 

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)

Pucks shatter, blades break: Hockey players face off against bitter cold for cancer

40 players on the ice for the world’s longest hockey game

 

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)
Study: Cancer cases likely in those exposed to atomic test

Study: Cancer cases likely in those exposed to atomic test

Study: Cancer cases likely in those exposed to atomic test

Study: Cancer cases likely in those exposed to atomic test
Mara Soriano is pleading for the return of a teddy bear after she says it was stolen while she was moving to a new apartment, in a July 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Vancouver woman pleads for return of stolen teddy bear with late mother’s voice

VANCOUVER — “I love you, I’m proud of you, I’ll always be…

Mara Soriano is pleading for the return of a teddy bear after she says it was stolen while she was moving to a new apartment, in a July 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Cancer trial to focus on protecting patients from COVID-19 infection

Cancer trial to focus on protecting patients from COVID-19 infection

Cancer trial to focus on protecting patients from COVID-19 infection

Cancer trial to focus on protecting patients from COVID-19 infection
Alice Wolter is scheduled for a bone-marrow transplant in November. (Contributed)

Toddler to get bone marrow transplant

Grandparents grateful for support

Alice Wolter is scheduled for a bone-marrow transplant in November. (Contributed)
Contributed photo                                Stéphane Pilon and kayaking partner Mark Ma have raised about $7,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation while competing in the Yukon River Quest that ended July 1 in Dawson City, Yukon.

Red Deer kayaker took on Yukon River

Red Deer’s Stéphane Pilon and kayaking partner Mark Ma, from Hong Kong, raced 715 km on Yukon River

Contributed photo                                Stéphane Pilon and kayaking partner Mark Ma have raised about $7,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation while competing in the Yukon River Quest that ended July 1 in Dawson City, Yukon.