Cancer screening can detect cancer earlier, when it is less likely to have spread and is easier to treat.”

Prevention and Screening Services promotes and educates the public and primary care providers about cancer screening in Northwestern Ontario. We also provide cancer screening services to adults who are eligible to be screened, through provincial screening programs, using innovative approaches to technology like the Screen for Life Coach.

There are three provincial cancer screening programs that you may be eligible to participate in:

  1. Breast cancer screening
  2. Cervical cancer screening
  3. Colon cancer screening

Cancer Screening:

  • Cancer screening sees what you can't. Get screened.
  • Cancer screening finds cancer earlier, when it is easier to treat.
  • Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable with regular screening and follow-up.
  • If caught early, colon cancer has a 90% chance of being cured.
  • The Screen for Life Coach offers breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening services.
  • The Screen for Life Coach visits over 75 different locations throughout Northwestern Ontario offering men and women great accessibility to cancer screening services close to home.
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We work with Cancer Care Ontario to offer organized cancer screening programs for adults in our region.

Find out when you’re eligible to screen for cancer using the Time to Screen Tool.

Find out your risk for developing six different types of cancer by completing My CancerIQ.

Chief Stan Beardy

Early Detection - The Path to a Good Life

Cancer screening saves lives. Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy knows this firsthand as a colon cancer survivor himself. Through routine cancer screening, his cancer was found early so he could go on to live a good Life. This informative video is a call to action for everyone to take responsibility for their health by getting screened for cancer.

Click to view a video on the importance of cancer screening.