A new image guidance system is helping surgeons pinpoint locations in the body with precise accuracy for procedures such as pinpointing a brain tumour of finding an exact insertion spot of a spinal screw thanks to a $230,000 grant from the Health Sciences Foundation. This level of precision means less damage to healthy tissue during surgery resulting in better outcomes, reduced pain and shorter recovery times for patients.
The best cancer treatment is to help our patients reduce their risk of getting cancer in the first place. The content on this page provides resources related to healthy living and reducing the risk of cancer as well as other chronic diseases including heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, and diabetes.
It’s never too late to quit smoking. We should make it a priority to help our patients quit and stay tobacco free. Here are some helpful resources related to smoking cessation:
Eat Right Ontario provides helpful education tools and resources for the public, as well as a toll-free line to speak to a registered dietitian here: www.eatrightontario.ca.
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) has developed exercise guidelines for all age groups. You or your patient can access each of the online guides by clicking here.
CSEP is also home to the ‘Exercise is Medicine’ initiative that aims to increase the number of health care professionals who are assessing, prescribing and counselling patients in physical activity. Learn more by clicking here.
Ontario’s HPV Immunization Program now offers immunization free of charge to all boys and girls in grade 7. The guidelines can be viewed here: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/ms/hpv/