Preventive care and cancer screening – 

 

http://www.wcfht.ca/pdfs/CancerTesting.pdf provides concise information for screening for cervical, colorectal and breast cancers.

 

Cervical Cancer Screening-

Women should have a Pap test every 1 to 3 years. Discuss the timing

with your health care provider as it depends on your personal health

history. For most women, testing may be stopped after the age of 70.

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Breast cancer screening-

Women between the ages of 50 and 69 should have a mammogram

every 1-2 years.

 

Colon cancer screening-

Men and women age 50 and over should have a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) at least every 2 years.

Those at increased risk because of having one or more first-degree relatives with colon cancer or polyps may need to have a colonoscopy. Please discuss the timing of this with your health care provider.