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Aboriginal project sees success in increasing cancer screening … – Manitoulin Expositor

Aboriginal project sees success in increasing cancer screening rates on Manitoulin

February 19, 2014

Pilot project increases screenings and awareness

MANITOULIN—Cancer screening rates have increased across Manitoulin First Nation communities, and across Northeastern Ontario in general, thanks to a collaborative three-year pilot project between the communities and the Northeast Cancer Centre (NECC) of Health Sciences North.

“The number of First Nation individuals getting screened was very low prior to the project,” Rodger Beaudin, M’Chigeeng Health Services department manager, told The Expositor. “We knew we needed to change this and so through the project we have been targeting colorectal cancer and breast cancer.”

Read more: http://www.manitoulin.ca/aboriginal-project-sees-success-increasing-cancer-screening-rates-manitoulin/

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