Colon Screening Program
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​Is a referral required?
Talk to your doctor or Nurse Practitioner about a referral. There are two screening tests available for colon cancer – the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) and colonoscopy. The FIT is for average risk individuals, and colonoscopy is for those at a higher risk of colon cancer.

If screening is right for you, you will be enrolled in the provincial Colon Screening Program when you pick up your FIT at a lab or when your doctor refers you for colonoscopy.

Are there eligiblity requirements?
All women and men ages 50 to 74 without symptoms.

Is there a cost?
This program is publicly funded.

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