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Because of aggressive sarcoma cancer doctors have given Colleen Burris just months to live. She's now using the time left to make memories with her family. Left-right Colleen, Aubrey, Laurie.

Saskatoon mom with 6 months to live checks off bucket list

By 650 CKOM April 3, 2017 - 4:56pm Updated: April 3, 2017 - 4:56pm

On March 1, doctors told 29-year-old Colleen Burris she only has six months to live.

Now the Saskatoon woman is making the most of the time she has left, visiting family...

It was announced Sask. MLA Greg Ottenbreit would undergo treatment for cancer on Jan. 27, 2016.

Sask. rural health minister battling cancer

By 980 CJME January 27, 2017 - 9:05am Updated: January 27, 2017 - 9:36am

Yorkton MLA Greg Ottenbreit is fighting cancer.

Saskatchewan's Rural and Remote Health Minister revealed Friday he has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer.


Roger Parent will be laid to rest Monday in Saskatoon.

MLA Roger Parent will be laid to rest Monday in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM December 2, 2016 - 7:24am Updated: December 2, 2016 - 9:07am

A funeral will be held Monday in Saskatoon for M-L-A Roger Parent.

The 63-year-old died unexpectedly from cancer on Tuesday, one day after revealing his illness to the...

Roger Parent was first elected in Saskatoon Meewasin in 2011.

Saskatoon MLA Roger Parent dies hours after cancer diagnosis made public

By Sarah Mills November 30, 2016 - 9:07am Updated: November 30, 2016 - 9:45am

The Saskatchewan Party is mourning the sudden death of Roger Parent.

Just hours after publicly revealing his widespread cancer diagnosis, the Saskatoon MLA died Tuesday...

Roger Parent was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in the 2011 provincial election.

Saskatoon MLA Roger Parent diagnosed with cancer

By 650 CKOM November 29, 2016 - 10:34am Updated: November 29, 2016 - 10:36am

A provincial politician is going public with his personal health.

Saskatoon Meewasin MLA Roger Parent has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

In a statement...

Edward Dostaler, or Fast Eddy, meets Regina Police Service members during stop in Regina.

'Fast Eddy' runs across Canada and back for Alzheimer's, breast cancer

By Adriana Christianson August 10, 2016 - 2:11pm Updated: August 10, 2016 - 2:15pm

On a rainy day in Regina, Edward Dostaler got a warm welcome from the Regina Police Service as he runs across Canada and back in support of Alzheimer’s and breast cancer...

The Big Cancer Hook-Up will bring together young adult cancer patients.

Young cancer patients seek comfort, community in online meet up

By Lasia Kretzel February 27, 2016 - 11:41am Updated: February 27, 2016 - 11:42am

Cancer is difficult for anyone, but it can be especially hard for those who feel they're the only one their age going through it.

Young Adults Cancer Canada's (YACC) ...

5-year-old cancer patient proposes to favourite nurse.

5-year-old cancer patient 'proposes' to favourite nurse in California

By 980 CJME February 8, 2016 - 8:29am Updated: February 8, 2016 - 8:30am

A 5-year-old cancer patient in San Diego is melting hearts online with a video showing his proposal to his favourite nurse.

Gideon Robinson is battling leukemia at the...

A radiologist checks mammograms for breast cancer.

Cancer society puts palliative care in spotlight for World Cancer Day

By Adriana Christianson February 4, 2016 - 12:53pm Updated: February 4, 2016 - 1:00pm

On World Cancer Day, the Canadian Cancer Society is talking about one side of the disease that doesn’t get much attention – caring for people as they die.

“In the next...

Dietician says no need to cut red meat 100%

By François Biber October 26, 2015 - 3:11pm Updated: October 26, 2015 - 3:26pm

After a damning report from the World Health Organization (WHO) linking processed meat and red meat to colorectal cancer, a Saskatoon dietician says it’s simply a matter of not...

Saskatoon mom walking to bring awareness for young cancer survivors

By Brent Bosker September 12, 2015 - 9:20am Updated: September 12, 2015 - 1:36pm

As families reflect on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a Saskatoon mother is helping raise awareness about the harsh realities of children who survive the disease.   Carolyn...