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Cancer Screening

Colorectal Cancer Screening

WHAT IS FIT?

  • FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) is a FREE test you do at home that is used to screen for colorectal cancer in people at average risk
  • it is able to find blood in your stool that you can not see
  • it is a non-invasive, safe and effective test

WHO SHOULD BE SCREENED?

  • everyone age 50-74 at average risk should be screened every 2 years
  • depending on what your risk and your family history is, screening options may look different for you. Talk to your healthcare provider about what screening options are right for you.

WHY SHOULD I GET SCREENED?

  • 90% OF CASES OF COLORECTAL CANCER CAN BE PREVENTED OR TREATED SUCCESSFULLY WHEN CAUGHT EARLY
  • screening is the only way to find colorectal cancer early
  • colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in Ontario
  • almost 7 of 10 people diagnosed with colorectal cancer have no family history of the disease. This means it is important to get screened, even if you do not have a family history of the disease.

HOW DO I GET SCREENED?

  • Talk to your healthcare provider today!

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?

Cervical Cancer Screening

More information coming soon.

Breast Cancer Screening

More information coming soon.