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More than 85 per cent of the province now has access to colorectal cancer screening, as the program has now expanded to include Saskatoon Health Region. Through the program, residents can be screened for colorectal cancer with an easy-to-use in-home test.

A tentative collective agreement between the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) has been reached.

One woman’s battle with cancer may have ended but her dream of providing what she called a “warm hug” for her family took place today with the replacement of windows and doors in her home thanks to the Saskatoon Co-operative Association Avenue C Home Centre.

Screening for colorectal cancer will help save lives in the Sun Country Health Region as the early detection program will now be available to men and women between the ages of 50 and 74.

Providing better care for Saskatchewan cancer patients

The Government of Saskatchewan’s commitment to providing better care for cancer patients was demonstrated today as the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency received $3.8 million to purchase a new linear accelerator (Lin-Ac).

Putting patients first was top of mind for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency as it delivered an amended final offer to the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU) today. 

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Screening is vital to prevent deaths from colon cancer which is why the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency has expanded its early detection program to three additional health regions. Eligible residents between 50 and 74 years of age in Heartland, Cypress and Prairie North health regions will now have access to the Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer.

Residents in the Cypress Health Region will now have access to the Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer as the province continues to expand the early detection program.

Residents in the Heartland Health Region will now have access to the Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer as the province continues to expand the early detection program.

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The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency has expanded its Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer to more residents in the northern regions of Keewatin Yatthé and Mamawetan Churchill River. In May 2011 the program was fully implemented in the Athabasca Health Authority, and was initially launched to some northern communities.

The Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO), on behalf of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, delivered a final offer to the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU), who represents employees of the Cancer Agency. The collective agreement for approximately 560 workers expired on December 31, 2009.

New digital mammography equipment will be installed on the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency’s Screening Program for Breast Cancer mobile unit ensuring that women from around the province have access to the latest technology.While the unit is not available, women who are due for their regular screening mammogram are encouraged to book an appointment in Regina or Saskatoon or at one of the satellite offices located in the province.

Cancer patients, including pediatric patients who have a regularly scheduled appointment between October 11, 2011 through to November 4, 2011 can now get a flu shot at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina or the Saskatoon Cancer Centre.

Saskatchewan cancer patients will have timely access to the latest radiation therapy technology, with the replacement of a Linear Accelerator (Lin-Ac) at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre.  The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency announced today that the installation of the new unit is now complete.

Revised Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Coming

Women should have a regular Pap test as part of a healthy lifestyle, but the guideline around when to start and how often to have the test is being revised.

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Access to safe, quality care continues

Patients receiving treatment at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency can rest assured that their care will not be compromised by job action from the Saskatchewan Government Employees Union (SGEU). The Cancer Agency has received 48 hour strike notice from the union indicating that job action could take place on or after midnight on June 17, 2011.

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Residents in the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region will now have access to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency's Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer as the province continues to expand the early detection program.

Residents in northern Saskatchewan will now have access to the Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer as the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency expands its early detection program into several communities in Athabasca, Keewatin Yatthé and Mamawetan Churchill River health regions.

Residents in Kelsey Trail Health Region will now have access to the Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer as the province begins to expand the early detection program.

TELUS today announced the launch of a new campaign to support Saskatchewan’s children and youth in their fight against cancer.

Patients receiving radiation therapy at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency’s centre in Saskatoon now have improved access to care thanks to a Lean initiative that looked at ways to reduce the time between the patient’s first appointment with an oncologist and their CT planning appointment.

TELUS’ Go Pink campaign has raised more than $37,000 for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, with funds being used toward the purchase of digital mammography equipment.

Women receiving a mammogram in Regina through the Screening Program for Breast Cancer will soon have access to digital equipment that will assist in detecting abnormalities.

Better, more rapid outcomes sought for cancer patients

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency's Screening Program for Breast Cancer.

TELUS and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency today announced the launch of a milestone campaign to make a ‘pink’ difference and bring digital mammography to Saskatchewan.

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