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:

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: 
March 20, 2016
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General Inquiries

Health PEI
16 Garfield Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

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

healthpei@gov.pe.ca

Your Health Privacy

Media Inquiries
Phone: (902) 368-6135

Health PEI Board of Directors
Phone: (902) 368-4637

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.

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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