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Newfoundland and Labrador Colon Cancer Screening Program

Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness RibbonThe Newfoundland and Labrador Colon Cancer Screening Program is a population-based screening program whose goal is the early detection of polyps or colon cancer and subsequently, a reduction in the number of people in Newfoundland and Labrador who die from this disease.

Colon (colorectal) cancer is the second most common type of cancer in both men and women. On average, approximately 540 patients are diagnosed every year in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in the province. It often develops with few, if any, warning signs.


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The Colon Cancer Screening Program is now available to residents between the ages of 50 and 74 throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Eligible residents are invited to contact the program and a
screening kit with complete instructions can be sent to them in the mail.

Once a person is a participant with the Program, he/she will be sent a screening kit every two years.
Get a home screening test (FIT)
Newfoundland and Labrador Colon Cancer Screening Program
1-855-614-0144

 

 

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Updated Jun 28, 2016