Cancer happens when abnormal cells in your body grow and divide. To fine early or pre-cancerous cells, screening tests are done on a regular basis in adults. Sometimes there are no signs or symptoms of cancer, so it is important to get screened regularly.
PAP TEST | CERVICAL CANCER
The pap test are done every 3 years between the ages of 21 - 70. If you have an abnormal pap, other testing may need to be done.
MAMMOGRAM | BREAST CANCER
Mammography is a special type of x-ray of the breast that uses low doses of radiation. Women receive mammograms every 2 years between the ages of 50 -74. You may qualify to have early testing if you are at high risk or have a family history of breast cancer.
FIT TEST | COLON CANCER
Colon cancer is 90% curable if caught in the early stages with cancer screening. Currently in Ontario, we now offer the FIT Kits every 2 years to men and women between the ages of 50 - 74. You may qualify for other tests (eg. colonoscopy) if you are high risk or have a family history of colon cancer.
PSA TEST | PROSTATE CANCER
This test is a blood test that has been used to detect possible prostate cancer. A higher than normal or rising PSA level can be indicative of cancer as well as many other non-cancer related problems (infection, enlarged prostate, inflammation, etc).