FAQs

What to get screened for?

Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)
The OBSP offers free, high-quality mammograms to women ages 50 to 74 with no signs of breast cancer. You can book your own appointment, or book through your healthcare provider. For a complete list of local OBSP locations in the region please visit hnhbscreenforlife.ca

Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP)
The OCSP recommends that women ages 21-69 get a free Pap test every three years through their healthcare provider. If you don’t have a healthcare provider, you can get a Pap test on the Mobile Cancer Screening Coach.

ColonCancerCheck
The Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) is a safe and easy at-home test for men and women ages 50-74 that screens for early signs of colon cancer. It available from your healthcare provider. People without a healthcare provider can get this at-home test by visiting the Mobile Cancer Screening Coach or contacting Telehealth Ontario, 1-866-828-9213.

Why get screened?

Screening can find signs of cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. All three screening programs will send you a reminder letter in the mail when it’s time to get screened.

When to screen?

Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)
For women age 50 – 74
Every 2 years

Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP)
For women age 21-69
Every 3 years

ColonCancerCheck (FOBT take home screening test)
For men and women age 50-74
Every 2 years