Category: Canadian healthcare

Canadian healthcare

The contributions of Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund

Breast cancer still remains the most common form of cancer in Canada in spite of the declining mortality rates. Still today, 1 out of 8 Canadian women have breast cancer and each hour 3 people (including male and female) are diagnosed with the disease.

Many institutions are fighting against the disease and investing in research to come up with effective clinical treatments. The Bras Family Foundation (BRAS) is one such name that has contributed a lot in creating a humanitarian environment for patients suffering from cancer. It provides different beneficial services to cancer patients and also facilitates the operation of drug development programs at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. (more…)

Canadian healthcare

The role of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada

Among the most potent forms of cancer the world over, the breast cancer still remains a potent threat to women.

Over the years, the number of breast cancer incidents in Canada has stabilized. Yet, it is the most common form of cancer that the population is diagnosed with. 26% of all women cancer patients suffer from breast cancer while 1 out of 30 women is likely to die from it. In 2016, around 25,700 women in Canada had breast cancer while only 230 males suffered from the disease.

The drop in mortality rates and success of treatment are direct contributions of organizations involved in research and healthcare. It is due to their research that innovative and successful diagnosis and treatment procedures have been developed while the public has become more aware. (more…)