BC CANCER SCREENING
Screening can prevent cancer or help catch it in its earliest stages, allowing more treatment options and a better chance of recovery. Visit the BC Cancer Screening website for more detailed information on how you can stay on top of your health. There are obviously other cancers that may be more prevalent in your family, and you have questions about, that are not on this list. Feel free to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your concerns.
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. Ask your doctor how to start this process, if you have not been doing your FIT tests.
Pap smear/Cervix Screening
Regular screening can reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer by 70% and save your life. If you have a cervix and are between the ages of 25-69, you should be screened every three years for cervical cancer. Make sure you are up to date with your pap smears. Talk to our staff if you need to book a pap smear.
Breast Cancer 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. To book a mammogram, simply call 1-800-663-9203.