Colorectal Screening (every two years)
Colorectal cancer is the third-most diagnosed type of cancer in Canada.
Ontario offers a free screening program to help protect people from this cancer. If you need treatment, your doctor will discuss the options with you.
When colorectal cancer is caught early:
- Most people (90%) recover fully after treatment
- Your cancer is less likely to spread
- You may have more option to treat your cancer
Men and women 50 to 74 should complete a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) every two years to check for blood in stool.
For more information, please ask your family physician, or visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck.