Every year, over 9,000 Ontarians (slightly more men than women) will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and over 3,000 will die from it. Yet colorectal cancer is highly treatable when caught early. In fact, nine out of every 10 people with colorectal cancer can be cured thanks largely to early detection. ColonCancerCheck is a province-wide screening program for men and women that’s designed to raise screening rates and reduce deaths from colorectal cancer.
The ColonCancerCheck program has two arms for colorectal cancer screening: Average Risk for the general population, ages 50 to 74, and Increased Risk for Ontario residents with a family history.
For more information about the CCC program, please click here.