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Screening saves lives

Screening can prevent cancer or help catch it in its earliest stages, allowing more treatment options and a better chance of recovery. BC Cancer has province-wide screening programs for breast, cervical, colon and lung cancer.

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Find out if you should get screened for breast cancer

Breast Screening

Screening mammograms help find cancer when it is small, allowing more treatment options and a better chance of recovery. Free screening mammograms are available for eligible BC women ages 40 and older.

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Find out if you should get screened for cervical cancer

Cervix Screening

Regular screening can reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer by 70% and save your life. Anyone with a cervix, including women and transgender people, between the ages of 25-69 should be screened every three years for cervical cancer.

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Find out if you should get screened for colon cancer

Colon Screening

Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer, affecting one in six people in British Columbia. If you are between the ages of 50-74, you should get screened regularly for colon cancer.

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Lung Screening

Lung screening works by finding cancer early, when treatment is more successful. Lung screening is best for those considered high-risk for lung cancer and who are not experiencing any symptoms. Find out if lung screening is right for you.

Read more about lung screening

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​Health Professionals

Resources are available for health care professionals to assist in supporting patient participation in cancer screening. 



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Screening f​or other cancers in BC:

Oral | Prostate | Skin


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