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FIND OUT HOW TO REDUCE YOUR CANCER RISK RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW

Did you know that cancer is on the rise?  In 2014, an estimated 73,800 Ontarians were diagnosed with cancer and 28,000 died from the disease. This means that eight people are being diagnosed with some type of cancer and three people are dying from it every hour of every day.

The good news is that when caught early, there are more treatment options available and in some instances, cancer can be stopped before it even starts. In fact, as many as half of all cancers can be prevented by eliminating known risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, occupational or environmental exposure to carcinogenic substances, poor diet and lack of physical activity.

THERE’S A NEW DIGITAL TOOL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER: MY CANCERIQ

My CancerIQ is an innovative online tool that determines your risk of developing breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancer.My CancerIQ - Additional Image (1)

By asking questions about family, personal, medical and screening history, as well as lifestyle and workplace exposures, My CancerIQ provides a cancer risk assessment that outlines your cancer risk relative to Ontarians of your age and sex. It also summarizes the factors raising and lowering your cancer risk. Through My CancerIQ you receive a personalized health action plan to help you immediately start reducing your cancer risk.

My CancerIQ was created by Cancer Care Ontario, the provincial agency responsible for improving cancer services in Ontario. It was developed using Ontario data, making it a unique tool for Ontarians to manage their cancer risk. My CancerIQ launched with four cancers: colorectal, lung, female breast and cervical cancer and more cancers will be added in the future.

GET YOUR RISK ASSESSMENT AND PERSONAL ACTION PLAN TODAY

On average, My CancerIQ assessments take 5 to 10 minutes to Additional Image (2)complete. Visit MyCancerIQ.ca from a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer and in less than 10 minutes find out how to start reducing your cancer risk right here, right now.