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Friday March 7th, 2014

Posted at 4:07pm

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The Government of Ontario announced funding for a first-class men’s health program that will allow more men to receive surgical care in their home community.

The Regional Comprehensive Men’s Health Program (RCMHP) will result in earlier detection of prostate cancer, decrease wait times if prostate cancer is diagnosed, reduce wait times to effective treatment options, help attract and retain the best clinical leaders in the world, and begin to repatriate cases back to the Erie St. Clair LHIN from elsewhere in Ontario, allowing residents to get cancer care closer to home.

This new program will provide a one-stop-shop for men suffering urological disorders, bringing together: urologists, radiologists, oncologists, pathologists, and surgeons under one program. It will be housed at Windsor Regional Hospital’s Met campus, modeled after the successful Women’s Breast Health Centre and Lung Diagnostic & Assessment Program.

“This is a game changer for our region. Back in 2009, as a team, we created the vision to create a Comprehensive Men’s Health Program. The government made a promise in 2011 to operationally fund the program on the condition the community supported the programs capital needs. The Windsor-Essex Cancer Centre Foundation and our community stepped up to the plate to support that campaign. I have to thank Minister Piruzza for fulfilling a promise that will result in the early detection of cancer and also the timely treatment if diagnosed with better outcomes.” remarked David Musyj, CEO, Windsor Regional Hospital

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