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Colon Cancer Prevention Program

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The Colon Cancer Prevention Program mails home screening kits to all Nova Scotians aged 50 to 74 with the goal of preventing cancer, or finding it early when treatment is most effective. This ultimately decreases the number of Nova Scotians being diagnosed with and dying from colon cancer.

Information for Colon Cancer Prevention Program participants


Tel: 1-866-599-2267 (Choose option 1 to speak to a representative about your test during regular business hours. Health card numbers are required for processing colon cancer screening replacement kits.)

How do I access this program?

If you are a resident of Nova Scotia between the ages of 50 and 74 and have a valid MSI health card, you will automatically be mailed a kit. The kit will be mailed out just after your 50th birthday and then every two years following. This is sent automatically, you do not need to request one.

If you are not in this age range or have concerns or possible warning signs of colon cancer, please talk to your family doctor or health care provider about the right test for you. 

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