Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) improves the health of British Columbians by seeking province-wide solutions to specialized health care needs in collaboration with BC health authorities and other partners.
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.
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.
Screening mammograms are the best method for detecting breast cancer early. The Screening Mammography Program provides free screening mammograms for eligible BC women.
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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