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Promote cancer screening among your staff through email in any of the following ways:

Include a cancer screening message in your email signature. Choose one of the following bulleted email signatures:

GetChecked Manitoba

  • What Do You Live For? Cancer screening saves lives. e-newsletterGetCheckedManitoba.ca

  • Cancer screening is for people who have no symptoms. GetCheckedManitoba.ca

BreastCheck

  • Get checked for breast cancer every 2 years if you are a woman age 50 and over. GetCheckedManitoba.ca

  • Fact: Most breast cancers are found in women with no family history of the disease. If you are 50 years of age or over, get checked! GetCheckedManitoba.ca

  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Finding it early may lead to more treatment options and a better chance for a full recovery. GetCheckedManitoba.ca

  • Women need to know what is normal for their breasts. If you notice a change in your breasts, see your health care provider. GetCheckedManitoba.ca

  • It is easy to make an appointment for a screening mammogram with BreastCheck. If you are a woman 50 years of age or over, call 1-855-95-CHECK. Appointments can be booked at one of our four permanent sites or on our mobile. GetCheckedManitoba.ca

CervixCheck

  • Most women age 21-69 who have ever been sexually active should have a Pap test every 3 years. GetCheckedManitoba.ca

  • Fact: Cervical cancer is caused by a sexually transmitted virus called human papillomavirus or HPV. A Pap test can find abnormal changes on the cervix caused by HPV before they turn into cancer. GetCheckedManitoba.ca

  • To lower your risk for cervical cancer get checked with regular Pap tests and get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). GetCheckedManitoba.ca

  • Find out when you had your last Pap test. Request a copy of your results at 1-855-95-CHECK. GetCheckedManitoba.ca

ColonCheck

  • Most men and women 50-74 should do a home screening test for colon cancer every 2 years. GetCheckedManitoba.ca

  • Fact: Most colon cancers are found in people with no family history of the disease. If you're over 50, it's time to check. A simple home screening test could save your life. GetCheckedManitoba.ca

  • Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Manitoba, but it doesn't have to be. A simple home screening test could save your life! GetCheckedManitoba.ca

  • March is colon cancer awareness month. If you're over 50, it's time to check! A simple home screening test could save your life. GetCheckedManitoba.ca

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Offer a Screening Scavenger Search (Word doc) through staff email with a healthy prize (e.g. fitness pass) as incentive.

To access the shareable Screening Scavenger Search and answer key, click here (Word doc).

 

Send email blasts about cancer screening:

BreastCheck

Subject: Know the facts!

October is breast health month and we've joined with BreastCheck, CancerCare Manitoba to promote breast health awareness as part of our commitment to support your health and well-being, so look for information throughout the month!

Know the facts! Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.  About 900 Manitoba women will be told they have breast cancer this year and about 200 Manitoba women will die from this disease.

You can decrease your risk of breast cancer by following a healthy lifestyle. Eat well, be active, maintain a healthy weight, and limit how much alcohol you drink to one drink a day or less. Other risk factors for breast cancer such as being female, getting older, and having a family history cannot be changed.  Know your risk!

80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50.

Mammograms can find most breast cancers 2 to 3 years before you can feel any changes in your breasts.

In women age 50 – 69, mammograms reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer by 20-30%. CancerCare Manitoba encourages women to have a mammogram every two years starting at age 50.

BreastCheck has 4 permanent locations and two mobile vehicles that travel to over 90 communities which together provide access to screening mammograms closer to home for Manitoba women. 

If you are a woman age 50 or over, please call 1-855-95-CHECK today to book your free mammogram appointment or visit GetCheckedManitoba.ca for more information.



CervixCheck

Subject:  Just a few minutes. Every 3 years.

(insert Company Name) encourages you to be conscious of your health. It is possible to reduce your risk of cervical cancer. Share the information below with the ones you love!

What causes cervical cancer? A common sexually transmitted virus called Human Papillomavirus, or HPV.

Am I at risk for HPV? If you have ever had any type of sexual contact, you are at risk for HPV. When the cervix is exposed to HPV, abnormal cell changes may develop on the cervix. Most often, these abnormal cell changes will go away on their own. If the abnormal cells do not go away, over time, and if left untreated, they can lead to cancer. A Pap test can find abnormal changes on the cervix before they turn into cancer.

How can I reduce my risk of cervical cancer?

  1. Get checked with regular Pap tests. Most women age 21-69 who have ever been sexually active should have a regular Pap test every 3 years.
  2. Get vaccinated against HPV.

Book an appointment with your doctor or nurse, or visit GetCheckedManitoba.ca to find a Pap test clinic near you.

 

ColonCheck

Subject:  Don’t just sit there…….

In our continued commitment to the health and well-being of our employees, (Company Name) is proud to join ColonCheck, CancerCare Manitoba in recognizing National Colon Cancer Awareness month in March. 

You may have heard how important screening is for the early detection and prevention of colon cancer.  But do you know why? 

  • Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in Manitoba
  • Men and women over the age of 50 are at a higher risk of colon cancer.
  • There are often no symptoms of colon cancer in the early stages.
  • Most colon cancers are found in people with no family history of the disease.
  • Colon cancer usually begins with a precancerous polyp which, if detected early, can be removed before it turns into cancer.
  • Most men and women 50-74 should do a home screening test every 2 years.

If you have a home screening test at home, don’t delay, do it today.  If you’re over 50 and would like ColonCheck to mail you a test, visit GetCheckedManitoba.ca/GetAColonTest or call 1-855-95-CHECK.

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