Cancer screening allows health care providers to detect cancer before the patient has any signs or symptoms. The earlier the diagnosis, the better the chances are of survival. It is important to participate in cancer screening programs to reduce your risk of developing cancer. In the NWT, there are screening guidelines and programs for cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, and breast cancer. More information about screening and early detection can be found here.
For further information about leading a healthy lifestyle in the NWT, please visit www.choosenwt.com.