Register for Colorectal Cancer Screening Program - Get a FIT

The PEI Colorectal (Colon) Cancer Screening Program supports the early detection of polyps or colon cancer and helps reduce the number of people in Prince Edward Island who die from this disease.  

How do I get screened for colorectal cancer?

You can get screened using a fecal immunochemical test (FIT), if you are 50-74 years of age, have no family history of colorectal cancer (parent or sibling); or are not experiencing a change in bowel movements; visible blood in your stool; or excessive vomiting.

If you experience such symptoms or have a family history you should consult a health professional to discuss which screening is right for you.

What is the Home Screening Test (FIT)?

The home screening test used by the PEI Colorectal Cancer Screening Program is known as the fecal immunochemical test (FIT). The FIT will check for blood in the stool that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

If blood is found, then further consultations with a doctor or nurse practitioner will determine what follow-up procedures (such as a colonoscopy) may be needed.

Participants are encouraged to be tested every two years

How do I get a FIT test?

To complete the form you will need your PEI Health Card and personal information. 

A FIT Kit containing all of the necessary equipment and instructions will be sent to you in the mail.

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PO Box 2000
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Phone: (902) 368-6130
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healthpei@gov.pe.ca

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