There are many known risk factors for cancer. For example, smoking is estimated to be
responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths and one third of cancers can be linked
to diet, obesity and lack of exercise. Incidence of cancer can be reduced through
healthy lifestyle choices. Learn more
about cancer, how to reduce the risk, and take part in cancer screening
To help reduce your risk of developing cancer live well and make healthy choices:
cancer risk assessment and get your personalized action plan now:
for Colorectal Cancer
Men and women
50 years of age and older should talk to their health care providers about
colorectal cancer screening. As with any cancer, it is important to tell health
care providers about any family or personal history of cancer.
Colorectal Screening Guidelines
Ontario's colorectal cancer screening program, ColonCancerCheck recommends men and women aged 50 to
74 should complete a fecal occult blood test (FOBT), stool sample every two
Men and women
with a parent, sibling, or child diagnosed with colorectal cancer should have a
colonoscopy beginning at age 50, or 10 years earlier than the age that their
family member was diagnosed, whichever occurs first.
For more information, https://www.cancercare.on.ca/cms/one.aspx?portalId=1377&pageId=323821
Screening for Breast Cancer
The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)-( https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-breast-screening-program) provides breast screening mammography services in hospitals and community health centres for women of all ages.
you are a woman aged 50 years and older, and at average risk for breast cancer, you should have a mammogram every two years.
Regular mammograms (breast x-rays) help with early detection and treatment of
You can make your own appointment for a mammogram
by calling your local OBSP program or the Ontario Breast Screening Program:
Hospital - New Liskeard 705-647-1088, Ext. 2129
Kirkland Lake Kirkland and District Hospital 705-568-2127
Screening for Cervical Cancer
cervical screening with the Papanicolaou (Pap) test provides a good defense
against cervical cancer. Ontario Cervical Screening Program recommends a
Pap test every three years for all women starting at age 21 who are or ever
have been sexually active.