Cancer Screening and Early Detection

Screening is an important part of your health routine.

Screening tests help identify and detect cancer 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, including any history of cancer you may have in your family as this may increase your risk.

The following cancer screening services are available in PEI:

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


Published date: 
May 18, 2023
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Health PEI
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6130
Fax: 902-368-6136

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If you are unsure what to do about a health issue or if you need health information, call 8-1-1.

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