Yukoners, ages 50-74 are encourage to get screened for colon cancer even if they don’t have symptoms.
If caught early, colon cancer is 90% curable. Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men and the third most common in women, yet it can be prevented or detected at an early stage. The Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) can detect the early warning signs of colon cancer and save your life. To get a kit or for more information talk to your doctor or visit your community clinic.
The take home test the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is free and easy to use. Follow the instructions, bring the FIT kit and your requisition within 2 days (sooner the better) of taking the sample either to the Whitehorse General Hospital lab, Community Health Centre or Watson or Dawson Community Hospital.
If the results are abnormal your primary care provider will arrange for a colonoscopy since there are many reasons for this results. The majority of people called back for additional tests will not have cancer. If your results is normal you will receive a letter from the program to re-invite you to screen in two years.
Phone: (867) 667-5497
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-844-347-9856