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Cancer screening: Cancer Care Ontario

  • Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)
    • Screening recommendation for women aged 50-74 of average risk is every 2 years with a mammogram for most women.
    • Women who are high risk (click to view eligibility) are recommended to have a mammogram and screening breast MRI every year.
  • Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP)
    • Screening starts when a woman turns 21 years old and are or have ever been sexually active with a Papanicalou test (cervical cytology) every 3 years. Screening is discontinued at the age of 70 if there have been at least 3 negative/normal pap tests in the past 10 years. Screening intervals may vary for some women. For more information on Pap tests click here.
  • ColonCancerCheck (CCC)
    • Screening recommendation is for both males and females starting at age 50 and discontinuing at age 74 with a Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) every two years. Those who are at an increased risk for colon cancer (defined as a family history of colorectal cancer in one or more first-degree relatives: parent, child, or sibling) are recommended to have a colonoscopy. For more information, click here.

Check out this video to learn more and how to do the FOBT test at home: Click here for video.



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