On World Cancer Day Cancer Care Ontario has expand My CancerIQ to include kidney cancer and melanoma assessments.
My CancerIQ is a confidential online tool that allows Ontarians to determine their personal risk for six types of cancer and receive personalized risk assessments and action plans with tips and resources based on their risk factors. Created specifically for Ontarians to empower induvial to be more proactive about their health.
The incidence of melanoma is on the rise. In 2015, an estimated 3,250 new cases of melanoma (1,750 in males and 1,500 in females) were diagnosed.The most common location for men is on the neck, face, chest and back. The most common location for women is their legs.
It is now easier for adults across our region to calculate their personalized risk of developing melanoma, breast, cervical, colorectal, kidney or lung cancer through a series of interactive questionnaires. Based on the results, My CancerIQ helps to reduce your cancer risk by providing personalized recommendations and access to additional resources. It was designed to help you focus on the changes that anyone can make to lower their risk of cancer and live healthier lives.
The My CancerIQ assessments are based on the latest scientific evidence about cancer risk factors. The questions pertain to factors or behaviours that research shows are linked to the risk of developing a specific type of cancer.
In 2015, it was estimated that a Canadian male’s lifetime probability of developing kidney cancer is 1 in 56. A Canadian female’s lifetime risk is 1 in 90. The most common type of kidney cancer starts in the tubules of the kidney and accounts for about 90 per cent of all kidney cancers.
How to access My CancerIQ
My CancerIQ risk assessments are found at www.MyCancerIQ.ca and can be accessed from a mobile device or desktop.