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This site & the information contained herein Jackie Whitaker 2005 - 2014

Welcome to

COPD Canada

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

 

Currently the 4th leading cause of death and projected to be #3 by 2020.

 

 

According to Statistics Canada,  and with figures gathered between 2009 - 2011,  there was   1.3M   "reported"  (diagnosed) cases of COPD in Canada,  and in  excess of    4M   Canadians with a lung function indicative of this  disease.

 

 Map source:  Govt. of Canada

 

 

 Help yourself  by learning to live with COPD, not  simply  "suffering from."

 

Patients, caregivers, family members, the general public, clinicians, students, organizations.....  everyone can learn and benefit from the information herein. 

 

 

 

To Patients....

You Are  NOT Alone!!!

 

 

Everything begins with education.

   Hopefully this site will be a start for you.

 

 

 

The Weekly Updates Below

(as of March 30th, 2014)

 

 

Recent COPD Q's & A's of RRT, Mark Mangus

 

COPD In The News  (will be uploaded on March 31st)

 

 

This site is currently undergoing  updates and changes. 

Please help by reporting broken links or important feedback to webmistress@copdcanada.ca    Thank You!

 

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