When colorectal cancer is caught early through screening, a person with colorectal cancer has a 90% chance of being cured.
The ColonCancerCheck (CCC) is a province-wide, population based colorectal cancer screening program that recommends all average risk adults aged 50 to 74 years get screened for colorectal cancer using a Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) every two years. The program recommends that individuals at increased risk (i.e. those with a first degree family member who have had colorectal cancer) have a colonoscopy starting at age 50, or 10 years earlier than the relative’s age at diagnosis, whichever comes first. For more on risk, please see