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Métis Report
 
Cancer in the Métis People of Ontario: Risk Factors and Screening Behaviours

We have partnered with the Métis Nation of Ontario to publish Cancer in the Metis People of Ontario: Risk Factors and Screening Behaviours.  This report addresses the lack of Métis-specific health data in Ontario and enhances our knowledge of the cancer risk factors impacting this at-risk population.

Cancer risk factors within the Métis population are significantly higher than in the general population of Ontario and disparities continue to exist.

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Highlights of the Report:

  • Identifies key factors that impact cancer risk in the Métis population in Ontario including: tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, healthy eating, body weight, active living, and cancer screening.
  • Recommendations to drive measurable improvements in the health and wellbeing of Métis people in Ontario.
  • Demonstrations that the Métis people would benefit from interventions that educate and help raise awareness of the broader risk factors for cancer, especially those related to smoking, as well as culturally appropriate programming that supports and encourages healthy behaviour and lifestyle changes to reduce cancer risk.

We have aligned this report with our second Aboriginal Cancer Strategy, which highlights research and surveillance as a strategic priority. This new research will provide Métis people with effective prevention strategies to reduce their cancer risk and will also help inform evidence-based programs.

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Last modified: Thu, Apr 20, 2017
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