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IS ALS A RARE DISEASE

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ALS is not considered a rare disease.

  • Approximately 2,500 to 3,000 Canadians currently live with ALS
  • Two or three Canadians are diagnosed with ALS daily, while another two to three lose their battle with ALS every day
  • In Ontario, more than 1,000 people have ALS at any one time.

While these numbers may seem insignificant, ALS is five times more prevalent than Huntington’s disease, four times more prevalent than muscular dystrophy, and has a similar incidence rate as multiple sclerosis. The number of people with ALS is smaller than people with these other neurological diseases because people with ALS often die so rapidly.

According to Dr. Michael Strong, chief of neurology at the University Health Sciences Centre and research scientist at the Robarts Research Institute in London, Ontario:

“ALS is clearly the most common cause of neurological death on an annual basis.”

Furthermore, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that neurological diseases such as ALS will surpass cancer to become the second-leading cause of death in Canada by 2040.

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For people with ALS, we provide referral services connecting them and their caregivers to community resources. ALS is an emotional and financial challenge. We help to demystify the complicated processes governing healthcare availability.

INFORMATION

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WHAT CAN BE DONE

There is no known cure at this time and little in the way of treatment that will have an effect on ...

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WHAT CAUSES ALS

The cause of ALS is unknown, but we do know that it can strike any adult at any time. ...

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WHAT CAUSES ALS

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WHAT IS ALS

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