Dr. Steven Lawson, D.M.D. Winnipeg, Manitoba

TMJ & Dental Sleep Therapy Centre of Winnipeg


245-3025 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3K 2E2
Tel: (204) 927-8650


Dr. Lawson graduated in 1986 from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of
Dentistry. While General Dentistry was initially his focus he developed a keen
interest in orthodontics and the dynamics of the growing face. Over the past
25 years he has completed extensive training in Functional Jaw Orthopedics,
Orthodontics, Myofunctional Therapy, Tempromandibular Joint Disorders
and Sleep Disordered Breathing (Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea). More
specifically over the past 12 years he has completed Mini-Residencies and
Advanced Residencies in Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Sleep
Disordered Breathing and has completed over 1000 hours of continuing education
in these disciplines. He has trained with some of the foremost educators and
clinicians with regard to TMJ Disorders and Dental Sleep Medicine.

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New Study Finds Link Between Sleep Apnea and Cancer

More and more, there has been new information coming out about the negative health effects of obstructive sleep apnea, such as depression and increased blood pressure.  More recently, a new study has shown an increased risk of cancer associated with obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Steve Lawson, of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Winnipeg, Canada says that this study showed nearly a 5x increased rate of cancer with those with sleep disorder breathing.  The study, he points out, did not say that OSA causes cancer but animal studies are showing that intermittent hypoxia, or lack of oxygen, does promote increased vascular growth and tumor growth.  In order words, OSA does not cause cancer but can make it worse.

Dr. Lawson says that this latest study is just another example of the negative health effects of OSA that can affect a lot of systems in the body.

Dr. Lawson is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV and for more information on his practice, visit