Childhood CT Scans May Triple Risk of Brain Cancer Reuters, June 6, 2012 Exposing a child to the nuclear radiation from two or three computed tomography (CT) head scans may triple his or her risk of developing brain cancer later in life, according to a 20-year study published on Thursday. Posted to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website. Link to story.
_Artificial tanning concerns on Parliament Hill Feb. 21, 2012 The Canadian Cancer Society
(CCS) appeared on February 20 before the Committee on Health and Social
Services, which had a mandate to study its petition on skin cancer and
artificial tanning. The CCS maintains that the unrestricted sale of
artificial tanning services and their easy access for young and
vulnerable clients are incompatible with their extremely harmful health
CPOP Talk, Fall 2010: On October 6, 2010, Nova Scotia-based Stanfield's Ltd. launched a
testicular cancer awareness program in which Mark, a survivor of
testicular cancer, lives on camera for 25 days, doesn't leave home, and
wears nothing but Stanfield's underwear - a different pair every day,
with the obvious marketing tie-in. For every Facebook follower,
Stanfield's is donating $1, up to $25,000, to the Canadian Cancer
Society. Funds will go toward testicular cancer awareness activities.
Mark had more than 25,000 followers by Day 7. Visit him at www.guyathome.com.
CPOP Talk Fall 2010: "There are over 15,000 videos listed under "hit in the balls" on
YouTube. Unless you were in one of them, testicle pain isn't normal.
Neither is an abnormal, persistent backache, or a dull ache or heaviness
in your lower abdomen. If you notice any of these signs, do yourself a
favour and get checked. Catching a problem early is way better than
getting hit in the balls."
- Excerpted from 10 Things a Guy Ought to Know About His Testicles, Canadian Cancer Society booklet. FMI: cancer.ca/nutfacts