Eligible Albertans can now order a FIT kit online.
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Getting screened for cancer regularly is the best way to find it early, before you have any symptoms and when treatment is likely to work best. Alberta currently has provincial screening programs for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.
Regular screening can lower your risk of dying from lung cancer by 25%. Learn more.
FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) is an at-home test used to screen for colorectal cancer. Learn more.
These customized trailers provide screening mammograms to women in 120 communities across Alberta. Learn more.
Learn more about cancer screening in Alberta by watching these videos.
University of Calgary’s Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute Cracking the Cancer Code Speaker Series.
Regular screening mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when treatment may work better.
Up to 90% of cervical cancer can be prevented when women have regular Pap tests and follow-up on any abnormal results.
Regular screening with FIT or colonoscopy can prevent and detect colorectal cancer at its early stages when treatment is more effective.
Starting in September 2022, eligible Albertans will be able to get screened for lung cancer through the Alberta Lung Cancer Screening Program (ALCSP) 2-year pilot at 3 screening sites.
While Alberta doesn't have other provincial cancer screening programs, screening for other cancers may be beneficial on an individual level.