Government of New Brunswick

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.



The NB Colon Cancer Screening program is now available province-wide.

New Brunswickers aged 50-74 are invited by mail to participate in the program. To request the simple at-home test, individuals must answer and return the questionnaire to the program. This will help 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).

If you have any questions regarding Cancer Screening,
call 1-844-777-3443.