Today, April 1, kicks off the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month. The daffodil is a symbol of support for Canadians living with cancer.
Last Thursday, the Toronto Star ran a feature on the Cancer Society, which we were very proud to support with the ad you see pictured above. The feature is about the fight with cancer that many Canadians and their loved ones are facing. Stories in the feature ranged from accounts of individual battles with cancer, to tips for teens on the dangers of tanning beds and tobacco, and info about diagnosing, testing and treating the disease, which is where Canada’s nuclear industry is so important.
Did you know: Every day, Canadian medical isotopes are used in tens of thousands of nuclear medicine procedures worldwide, and in Canada
The two most important applications of nuclear technology in health and medicine are medical imaging for research and diagnosis, and radiotherapy for cancer. In fact, radiotherapy was pioneered in Canada when, in 1951, Harold E. Johns and Roy Errington led teams to build the world’s first radiation treatment machine using colbalt-60.
For more information about how medical isotopes are used, please visit NUnuclear.ca