Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Screening is an important part of your health routine.
Cancer screening is available for some types of cancers. Screening tests help identify and detect cancer early before there are symptoms, so that abnormal cells can be removed before they become cancer.
It is important to understand your risk of developing cancer and what type of screening is right for you. Talk to your family doctor and nurse practitioner about ways you can screen for cancer, and remember to discuss any history of cancer you may have in your family as this may increase your risk.
The following cancer screening programs and services are available in PEI:
- Breast Cancer Screening Program
- Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
- Pap Test Clinics for Cervical Cancer Prevention
For more information on cancer screening guidelines and recommendations in Canada, including on prostate and lung cancer screening, visit the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care.