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Screening saves lives

​​​​​​​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.​

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Is colon screening r​ight for you?

Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer, affecting one in six people in British Columbia. All women and men ages 50-74 should get screened regularly for colon cancer.

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Why are ​​mamm​​​ograms important?

Screening mammograms are the best method for detecting breast cancer early. The Screening Mammography Program provides free screening mammograms for eligible BC women.

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What is cervical cancer screening?

Regular ​screening can reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer by 70% and save your life. Women between the ages of 25-69 should be screened every three years ​for cervical cancer.​​

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