Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death among New Brunswick residents. It is also one of the three most commonly diagnosed cancers across the country, with approximately 1 in 14 Canadians expected to be diagnosed in their lifetime. Approximately 95% of colon cancer cases are diagnosed in individuals aged 50 and over. Colorectal cancer can be prevented and is one of the most treatable cancers if detected early.
New Brunswick Colon Cancer Screening Program
The NB Colon Cancer Screening program is now live in every health zone. The program is inviting NB men and women aged 50-74, with no symptoms of the disease, to request and complete a simple at-home test.
New Brunswickers will be invited by mail shortly after their even birthday (50, 52, 54, etc) to request a test by answering some questions to determine whether the at-home test is the right screening test for them.
For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).