CancerCare Manitoba
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March 2, 2018

Don't just sit there. Get Checked!

March is Colon Cancer Screening Awareness Month

Did you know?

  • Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Manitoba.
  • You are at higher risk for colon cancer if you are age 50 and over.
  • There are no early warning symptoms of colon cancer.
  • There is a test you can do at home to screen for colon cancer. Click here to request a test.

Most men and women age 50-74 should do a home screening test every two years. Click to learn more!

To lower your risk of colon cancer:

  1. Live a healthy lifestyle
    • Eat foods high in fibre
    • Get regular physical activity
    • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
    • Be smoke-free
    • Limit the amount of red meat and processed meat you eat.
  2. Get Checked with a home screening test every 2 years if you are between ages 50-74.

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