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.