Do you like puerile, adolescent humor? Jokes about bodily functions? Really bad puns? Well, have we got a show for you. This week, we broadcast one of our funniest shows ever: a show that we call the 'Unmentionables'. Join producer Dominic Girard as he tours a giant colon that's on a cross-Canada tour to inform and demystify the public about the dangers of colon cancer.
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And with good reason. According to the latest statistics, this year, an estimated 22,500 Canadians (an average of 430 Canadians a week) witll be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. More than nine thousand Canadians will die of the disease this year alone.
Unlike some other cancers, there's growing evidence that screening and early detection can be life saving. Fortunately, more and more Canadians are overcoming their embarrassment at talking about the rectum and are visiting their physicians and other health care providers to get tested.
Also on the show, Dr. Marcus Burnstein gives me pointers on the proper technique for doing rectal examinations - an essential part of getting checked.
Plus, we have your responses to our show three weeks ago on the impact of the design of hospitals and medical gadgets on your health and well being.