Shiftwork & Cancer

Maintaining 24hr ambulance coverage comes with a cost. A new study looks at the effects of shift-work on cancer rates.


July 02, 2013 at 4:11 PM

The Ambulance Paramedics of BC is proud to be working with the University of British Columbia on a new study to look at the effects of shift-work on cancer rates.

Recently, Paramedic Renee MacCarron spoke about the affect of shift-work on her life. Read the full story here.

Are you a woman who works shifts? You may be eligible to participate in a sleep improvement program that may improve your quality of life, and help reduce breast cancer. Research has shown that women shift workers exposed to light at night are at increased risk for breast cancer. Women between 40-65 years of age, who live or work in the greater Vancouver area and work shifts or permanent nights, are eligible to participate in the project.

With your help, we hope to learn more about how to prevent breast cancer in shift workers for the future. More information is available on the website:

We encourage all APBC members who qualify to participate in this important study.


Provincial Executive Committee
Ambulance Paramedics of BC - CUPE 873 

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