The purpose of a screening program is to apply a relatively simple, inexpensive test to a large number of people in order to identify those with risk factors for cancer or who are in its early stages.
Where appropriate, British Columbia offers population-based screening programs to eligible men and women through the BC Cancer Agency.
Currently, there are four organized cancer screening programs:
BC is currently considering a lung cancer screening policy for BC. For more information on lung cancer screening, or to learn more about a current BCCA study focusing on early detection of lung and bronchial cancer, visit the Lung Health Study.Learn about cancer prevention