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Health Topics - Cancer Prevention and Screening

The Health Unit focuses on the early detection of cancer, specifically breast cancer and cervical cancer, through screening. Campaigns and presentations focus on the importance of having regular breast exams, mammograms and Pap tests in order to detect cancer early and to have more successful treatment outcomes.

  • Breast Screening

    What You Can Do – Breast Screening Since there are so many risk factors that we have no control over, early detection of breast cancer is our best line of defense. Breast screening is regular examination of a woman’s breast to find breast cancer early. If you do have breast cancer, finding it early increases […]

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  • Cancer Screening Saves Lives

    Congratulations! Cancer Screening Saves Lives! Check it off your to-do list. By Susan Larsh and Lorna Dobi, Health Promotion Specialists, Prevention and Screening, Cancer Care Ontario In Ontario, there are three cancer screening programs plus ways to help prevent cancer that you should know about. ColonCancerCheckColon cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer but […]

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  • Cancer prevention

    The Health Unit offers many programs that address multiple risk factors for the prevention of chronic diseases, including cancer. The cancer prevention health promotion initiatives and programs offered at the Health Unit include the following topic areas: Nutrition Tobacco Use Prevention Physical Activity Promotion Substance Misuse Prevention Multi-risk Factor Programs Cancer Screening Promotion Sun Safety

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  • Cancer screening

    The Health Unit focuses on the early detection of cancer, specifically breast cancer and cervical cancer, through screening. Campaigns and presentations focus on the importance of having regular breast exams, mammograms and Pap tests in order to detect cancer early and to have more successful treatment outcomes. For more information or to book a presentation […]

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  • Cervical Screening Guidelines

    The current Ontario Cervical Screening Program guidelines recommend that women have a Pap test: Every year once you start having sex (intercourse). If your tests are normal for three years in a row, then you will need a Pap test every two to three years – ask your doctor or nurse about how often you […]

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  • Ontario Breast Screening Program

    The Ontario Breast Screening Program [OBSP]’s mission is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by delivering high-quality breast screening for women. At the OBSP, you can have a mammogram, a clinical breast examination and instruction on breast self-examination if you are interested. Who can come to the Ontario Breast Screening Program? Ontario women 50 years […]

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