Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) provides cancer treatment services at its two cancer clinics - the Saskatoon Cancer Centre and the Allan Blair Cancer Centre (ABCC) in Regina. Saskatchewan Health funds these two centres for chemotherapy and radiation therapy services to cancer patients.
Once patients in the community are diagnosed with cancer, they are immediately registered with the agency and, in most cases, seen by a cancer clinic oncologist to plan the treatment. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are the most common treatment methods for cancer, depending upon the diagnosis and staging of the cancer and patient preference. A patient may receive one or a combination of all three treatment methods.
Diagnosed cancer cases are increasing by approximately 2.5 per cent per year in Saskatchewan. The most predictive factor for the development of cancer is age. After the age of 50, the incidence of cancer steadily increases and is highest after the age of 70. The ageing of Saskatchewan's population over the next 20 years will have a profound effect on the number of cancers diagnosed. Cancer treatments have also increased in number for these reasons.
For more information on cancer services please visit the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency website link provided below.