The BC Cancer Agency provides screening programs for various cancers.
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. Screens are used for the types of cancers that when detected early can reduce deaths.
has breast, cervix, colon and hereditary cancer screening programs. Screening is done across the province at the regional cancer centres, local hospitals and clinics.
For more information about the programs, prevention and referrals, see the program pages on their website: