Learn more about cancer screening in Alberta by watching the videos below.
Overview of cancer screening in Alberta
Cancer screening means checking for early signs of cancer. Talk to your doctor or regular healthcare provider today to learn more about whether you should be screened for breast, cervical and/or colorectal cancer.
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers, but 90% of cases can be prevented with screening and early treatment. It’s recommended to get screened for cervical cancer every 3 years between the ages of 25 and 69, unless your doctor tells you something different.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers, but 90% of cases can be treated successfully if they are found early. Everyone between the ages of 50 and 74 should get screened for colorectal cancer every year.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers, but 90% of cases can be treated successfully if they are found early. In Alberta, screening for colorectal cancer is done with a Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT).
We want to acknowledge everyone involved in this work!
Alberta Health Services and Screening Programs staff past and present;
Community members and health workers we engaged with;
Partner organizations, including Alberta International Medical Graduates Association, Punjabi Community Health Services Calgary, Mosaic Primary Care Network, MD International, Calgary Urban Project Society, Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, The Alex Community Health Centre, South Health Campus Family Teaching Clinic, Canadian Cancer Society, and East Calgary Family Care Clinic and;
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer for funding this work.