In my words
The hardest thing for people to understand is that we all know someone that has gone through cancer, but unless you are a patient yourself or you’re a primary caregiver, knowing what cancer really looks like, the toll it takes, and how destructive it can be…it is so important to catch these things early. Obviously the earlier people catch any signs of trouble the better the outcome is, so I would advise people don’t be afraid. Being nervous and not taking a stand for your health is probably the worst thing you can do.
Cancer screening refers to tests done on people without cancer symptoms (i.e., who are asymptomatic) to detect any pre-cancerous changes, or cancers at an early stage. Screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers saves lives.
For further information, see also: www.cancercare.on.ca/pcs/screening/
Click the graphic above to explore the CSQI through the patient journey.