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Cancer Prevention - You can make a difference in your own health

This document was developed by the Prevention Department of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and contains information that can assist healthcare professionals to prepare presentations on cancer prevention. The document can be downloaded through the link below.  Topics include:
-What is cancer?
-Myths about cancer prevention
-What is prevention?
-Importance of prevention in cancer control
-Cancer and other chronic diseases
-Cancer risk factors
-Cancer prevention recommendations
-What can I do as an individual?
-Early warning signs of cancer

Cancer Prevention - You can make a difference in your own health
Click here to download a zip file that contains graphics used in the document.

A Call to Action for a Prevention Plan for Saskatchewan

A Call to Action for a Cancer Prevention Plan for Saskatchewan was prepared by the Prevention Department of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and can be downloaded through the link below.  A summary of the document is also available for download.

A Call to Action for a Cancer Prevention Plan for Saskatchewan: A Proposal for Discussion 
A Call to Action for a Cancer Prevention Plan for Saskatchewan: A Proposal for Discussion Summary

Health Empowerment for You

Health Empowerment for You (HEY) is a culturally relevant and culturally respectful community-based health education program designed to reduce the risks for cancer and chronic disease in First Nations populations. HEY program development has brought together a diverse range of First Nations partners, government representatives, post secondary institutions, and cancer and chronic disease agencies in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, including the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. 

Health Empowerment for You is on Facebook: http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=260383920701314&refid=5

Cancer Prevention Information

Make a Difference in Your Health
Research shows that at least 50 per cent of cancers can be prevented through a healthier lifestyle such as eating healthy foods, keeping a healthy body weight, staying physically active, practicing sun safety, avoiding the use of tobacco, and limiting alcohol consumption. Download the following fact sheets to learn more:
Healthy Eating
Get Active
Staying Safe in the Sun
Quit Smoking
Combination Fact Sheet

American Institute for Cancer Research
How much we move, how much we weigh, and what we eat have a lot to do with our risk of developing cancer. Learn more about how to reduce your cancer risk by following evidence-based recommendations for cancer prevention. This website also has resource materials for cancer patients, survivors, and health care professionals.

Cancer View Canada
Cancer View Canada is an online community for patients, survivors, friends and family, and health care professionals connecting them to online services, information and resources for cancer control. Controlling cancer starts with prevention.

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. Reducing the risk of developing cancer and other chronic diseases is the cornerstone of cancer control and a priority of the Partnership.

Carex Canada
Carex Canada is a national surveillance project that estimates the number of Canadians exposed to substances associated with cancer in workplace and community environments. These estimates provide support for targeting exposure reduction strategies and cancer prevention programs.

Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is eradicating cancer and enhancing the quality of life of people living with cancer. Cancer prevention starts with healthy living. Live well – learn more about healthy lifestyle choices you can make to reduce your risk. Be aware – find out what you can do to stop cancer early; know the facts about environmental and other risks. Get involved – find out how you can join the fight.

Provincial Cancer Agencies
Cancer prevention information and programs provided by other Canadian cancer agencies.
- British Columbia Cancer Agency
- CancerCare Manitoba
- Cancer Care Ontario
- Cancer Care Nova Scotia

World Health Organization
The World Health Organization states that prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer. Cancer prevention should be planned and implemented in the context of other chronic disease prevention programs given the shared risk factors with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

American Cancer Society
Healthy living information and programs to help people of all ages stay healthy and reduce their cancer risk. This site also contains interactive tools, quizzes and videos to help you learn more ways to reduce your risk for cancer or to find it early.

National Cancer Institute (United States)
Information on cancer prevention (including prevention information for specific cancers), cancer genetics, and behaviours, exposures and other factors that can influence the risk of cancer.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control (United States) works with national cancer organizations, state health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer.

Cancer Reports

Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective
On this website, you can find the WCRF/AICR Expert Report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, as well as the companion report, Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention. The most up-to-date reference and resource materials associated with both reports are available from this site.

Reducing Tobacco Use

Building a Healthier Saskatchewan – A Strategy to Reduce Tobacco Use
This provincial strategy strives to reduce tobacco use through prevention, protection and cessation approaches. Action areas include increasing public awareness, targeting youth, engaging community, strengthening legislation, enhancing cessation activities, First Nations and Métis participation, and evaluating effectiveness.

Partnership to Assist with Cessation of Tobacco (PACT) and Tobacco Addiction Recovery (TAR)
Through the PACT program many health care professionals in our province have completed special training in tobacco cessation principles and are ready to help smokers who want to quit. Developed with First Nations, the TAR program provides tobacco cessation support to Aboriginal communities in Saskatchewan, encouraging the return of tobacco to sacred use only and assisting those who want to quit.

Other Organizations

Health Canada
Health Canada, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, continues to monitor cancer, identifying the trends and the risk factors, develops programs to reduce cancer risks, and undertakes research to evaluate risks from the environment and behaviours.

World Cancer Research Fund International
World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF) leads and unifies a global network of cancer charities dedicated to the prevention and control of cancer by means of healthy food and nutrition, physical activity and body weight. Working with researchers, health professionals, policy makers and other health professionals throughout the world, the WCRF provides people with the information they need to make choices that can reduce their chances of developing cancer.

International Agency for Research on Cancer
The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer prevention and control.

Union for International Cancer Control
The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is the leading non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-sectorian cancer organization, with more than 300 member organizations across 120 countries. UICC’s mission is to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease for future generations. UICC is committed to delivering the targets of the World Cancer Declaration through strategic partnerships involving members and other institutions interested in fighting cancer.

Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
Research funded by the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (formerly the National Cancer Institute of Canada) will continue to have an impact on cancer patients and populations so that fewer Canadians face cancer, more Canadians survive cancer, and there is a better quality of life for Canadians living with and beyond cancer.

Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T Canada
Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T (Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools) Canada is a web-based resource for Canadian health professionals who make decisions about cancer control. Development of this resource leveraged existing work by the National Cancer Institute in the United States.

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