There will be an almost 50% swell in cancer cases in Manitoba over the upcoming 20 years, if people do not stop all the vices that they commit. They should be indulging in exercising, eating better and taking advantage of cancer screening programs, a new report predicts.
CancerCare Manitoba released its Community Health Assessment report on Tuesday. It is a comprehensive article that explains the existing state of cancer prevention, screening, access, outcomes and other details and compares statistics between the province’s areas.
The report is intended to offer guidance to Manitoba’s cancer policies for the next five years.
The report says that the general picture of cancer care and management in Manitoba is pleasing, but has room for further development and notes that northern Manitoba is dealing with definitive problems.
The report also cautions that new cancer cases will increase noticeably, if people do not alter their methods of living life.
Taking an advance look at another 20 years, if the risk factor occurrence in Manitoba does not vary, it is expected there will be more than 8,000 cases of cancer that will be diagnosed each year, a rise of roughly 50% in contrast of the existing numbers, the report stated.