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CancerCare kicks off campaign

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The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation launched a campaign this morning to say the public can cut their risk of cancer by 50 per cent.

All it takes is five easy steps: Be Smoke Free, Eat Well, Shape Up, Cover Up and Get regular Check-ups.

To prove you mean it, the foundation asks Manitobans to show their commitment by signing the Risk Reduction Pledge at KickCancer.ca.

Approximately 6,000 Manitobans receive a cancer diagnosis each year and this number is expected to increase by 30% or more over the next two decades. If the number of new cancer cases can be reduced by one per cent each year, research shows the savings for Manitoba could exceed $3 billion over the next twenty years.

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Updated on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 3:17 PM CDT: Correction made.

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