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Cancer Risk Reduction

C-K Public Health Unit works in partnership with community organizations to:

  • Distribute resources
  • Promote cancer awareness
  • Promote screening programs

Did you know that up to 50% of all cancers can be prevented through positive lifestyle choices?  Some simple things that you can do to reduce your risk of cancers include:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet rich in whole grains fruits and and vegtables
  • Be physically active
  • Limiting alcohol intake
  • Not starting/quitting smoking
  • Reduce your sun exposure/stop indoor tanning
  • Get screened

Screening Programs

Screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer saves lives. You should be screened even if you do not have any cancer symptoms. The purpose of cancer screening is to detect pre-cancerous changes or cancer at an early stage. Ontario offers screening programs for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers.

Breast Cancer – Ontario Breast Screening Program

Cervical Cancer – Ontario Cervical Screening Program

Colorectal Cancer – Ontario Colorectal Screening Program

To see if it is time for you to consider cancer screening,click here


 



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Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit
P.O. Box 1136, 435 Grand Ave. W.
Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
Phone:
519.352.7270
Fax:
519.352.2166
Contact Information
 
Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit
P.O. Box 1136, 435 Grand Ave. W.
Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
Phone:
519.352.7270
Fax:
519.352.2166
Contact Information
Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit
P.O. Box 1136, 435 Grand Ave. W.
Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
Phone:
519.352.7270
Fax:
519.352.2166
Contact Information
Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit
P.O. Box 1136, 435 Grand Ave. W.
Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
Phone:
519.352.7270
Fax:
519.352.2166


Last updated:
Monday, January 6, 2014
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