The Glengarry News

Cancer

$35,000 in cancer drive

publisher May 1, 2019 - 11:22am

Thanks to the generosity of our community, the Canadian Cancer Society in SDG & Prescott Russell has raised over $35,000 in its April Daffodil Campaign.

“On any given day, more than 560 people will be diagnosed with cancer. That’s why we are always looking for new ways to prevent cancer, find it early and treat it more successfully. We know that fundraising enables change and we are grateful to our community for playing such a big part in advancing the cancer cause through their generosity," said Allison St-Jean, Community Fundraising Specialist.

Volunteers are gearing up for Relay For Life June 7 at the Maxville Fairgrounds. To sign up, visit www.relayforlife.ca/maxville or call 613-932-1283.

AJK's 36th annual hockey tourney set for January 26

sean Jan 18, 2019 - 3:48pm

The 36th annual AJK Highland Travellers men’s recreational hockey tournament is set to hit the Maxville ice on Jan. 26, in support of the fight against cancer.

The day-long action will see teams play a minimum of three games each, and supporters are welcome to attend to cheer on the skaters.

For more information, contact Brad Quaile at 613-898-1218 or Andrew “Bubba” Wensink at 613-330-0474.

Winchester hospital not affected by cancer drug problems

publisher Aug 22, 2018 - 2:28pm

Winchester District Memorial Hospital has completed a full assessment of how chemotherapy drugs are given to cancer patients at the Brian Hough Chemotherapy Unit and has confirmed that all medication has been administered properly.

Cancer Care Ontario asked all 74 Ontario hospitals that deliver cancer drug treatments to review their procedures due to concerns related to three specific cancer drugs - Pembrolizumab, Nivolumab and Panitumumab. In 28 of those hospitals, it was found that some patients didn't receive proper dosing due to small amounts of the drug remaining in the IV tubing.

WDMH is not one of those 28 hospitals. WDMH is the largest satellite cancer centre in the region. Last year, there were 2,373 cancer clinic visits to WDMH.