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Memorial University researchers asking N.L.ers to complete cancer survey

Memorial University’s St. John’s campus.
Memorial University’s St. John’s campus. - SaltWire Network

People in Newfoundland and Labrador can help researchers at Memorial University shape the future of cancer prevention strategies by completing an anonymous online survey.

The survey will help the researchers understand more about people’s knowledge of the disease, including risk factors, screening and prevention.

It will also determine whether cancer awareness and associated health practices are related to whether a person’s family or friends have been diagnosed with cancer.

Participants are expected to take at least 20 minutes to complete the survey, which includes basic questions on demographics, health, social support and health-related behaviours such as diet, physical activity and use of health-care services.

Only residents of Newfoundland and Labrador who have lived in the province for at least the last two years, who are between the ages of 35-74, and can read English fluently are asked to take part.

The survey can be found online or on Facebook.

The research is funded by a grant from the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research.

Questions about the study can be forwarded to Dr. Peter Wang at pwang@mun.ca.

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