The Canadian Cancer Society is grateful to BMO for their generous financial support of the Cancer Basics video series. Thanks to a $350,000 corporate partnership with BMO, CCS will develop 21 educational videos in plain English and French which aim to bridge the health literacy gap in Canadians.
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Established in 1817, and currently marking its 2002nd year of operations, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and more than 45,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.
I was in total shock when I heard the diagnosis of cancer. Cancer to me was an adult’s disease. Being a 13-year-old teenager, it certainly wasn’t even on my radar.
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.