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Health care services and Pap testing behavior for Chinese women in British Columbia
Examines and compares Pap testing rates of Chinese women residing in five neighbourhoods of Vancouver and Richmond. States that there are significant differences between neighbourhoods in Pap testing rates.
Published: 2003
Cervical cancer in Canada  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/updates/cervix-98_e.html
Provides an update on cervical cancer morbidity and mortality among Canadian women. Discusses statistical trends, primary and secondary prevention, treatment, and current research initiatives. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Key messages about breast cancer screening  
http://www.cancercare.on.ca/pdf/OBSPBreast.Key_Message_Eng.pdf
Briefly discusses breast cancer screening, and explains how to use the services of the Ontario Breast Cancer Screening Program. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Screening for colorectal cancer  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/diseases-maladies/colorectal_e.html
Describes the symptoms and risk factors of colorectal cancer. Suggests lifestyle changes to minimize the risk, and encourages screening for those at risk. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Key messages about breast cancer screening (Traditional Chinese)  
http://www.cancercare.on.ca/pdf/obsp.breast.key_message_chi.pdf
Briefly discusses, in Traditional Chinese, breast cancer screening, and explains how to use the services of the Ontario Breast Cancer Screening Program. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Key messages about breast cancer screening (Simplified Chinese)  
http://www.cancercare.on.ca/pdf/obsp.breast.key_message_schi.pdf
Briefly discusses, in Simplified Chinese, breast cancer screening, and explains how to use the services of the Ontario Breast Cancer Screening Program. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Access to breast cancer screening programs for women with disabilities  
http://dawn.thot.net/afhm-barile.html
Evaluates the accessibility of the Québec based program, the Programme québecois de dépistage du cancer du sein (PQDCS) in Montréal for women with diverse disabilities, based on seven criteria of Universal Accessibility, which includes: equitable use; flexibility in use; simple and intuitive; use perceptible information; tolerance for error; low physical effort; and, size and space for approach and use. Presents experiences of the environmental barriers and/or facilitators at the centres studied in hope that this aids women with disabilities to choose centres which best suit their needs. (See Details)
Published: 2003
A woman's guide to breast assessment  
http://www.cancercare.on.ca/pdf/womans-guide_85x11.pdf
Provides information on breast cancer screening tests and suggestions on how to cope while waiting for test results. Includes a glossary of relevant medical terms. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Quebec's breast cancer screening program: the persepctive of workers in ethnocultural communities  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39624
Critiques the Québec Breast Cancer Screening Program, particularly it's lack of popularity within various ethnocultural communities in the province. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Liquid-based cytology and human papillomavirus testing in cervical cancer screening  
http://www.ccohta.ca/publications/pdf/197_cervical_cancer_tr_e.pdf
Evaluates the diagnostic accuracy of detecting precancerous malignant cervical lesions by liquid-based cytology (LBC) and HPV testing, compared to that of Pap smears. (See Details)
Published: 2003