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What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is cancer in the cervix. The cervix is a body part that connects the uterus (womb) to the vagina (genital opening).

How Do I Get Screened?

The Pap test (also known as the Pap smear) is the most common way to find cell changes in the cervix that may lead to cancer. Cervical cells may become abnormal when someone has a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Abnormal cells often return to normal on their own, but if they do not, they need to be found and, if necessary, treated.

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What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast. A cancerous (malignant) tumour is a group of cancer cells that can grow into and destroy nearby tissue. It can also spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.

How Do I Get Screened?

Provincial and territorial screening programs use screening mammography. A mammography is a low-dose x-ray of the breast. It is the most reliable way to find breast cancer early in women.

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What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer and polyps (small growths) start in the cells lining the inside of the colon or rectum. Some polyps can turn into cancer over time. These polyps are called “pre-cancerous polyps.”

How Do I Get Screened?

The kind of screening test you get depends on whether you are at average risk of getting colorectal cancer or at increased risk for getting colorectal cancer.

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