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Healthy body weight
Many Canadians weigh too much – more than half of us are overweight or obese. This puts us at increased risk for breast, colorectal, esophageal, gallbladder, liver, kidney, pancreatic and uterine cancer. Maintaining a healthy body weight is a goal that most people can reach.
Body weight and cancer
Research shows that being overweight or obese increases your risk of cancer. Reduce your risk by getting to and staying at a healthy body weight.
What’s a healthy body weight?
A healthy body weight will be different for everyone, so check with your doctor about what a healthy body weight is for you. Being at a healthy body weight does not mean being skinny like a model, but you might be surprised to learn how much “extra” weight makes you obese or even just overweight from a medical point of view.
Seeing my sister Erin – a young mother – struggle with the emotional blow and then the physical toll of cancer treatment made me want to do something to help women feel confident.
Establishing a national caregivers strategy
The Canadian Cancer Society is actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national caregivers strategy to ensure there is more financial support for this important group of people.