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Colorectal Cancer Screening

charleskeliher web.jpgIn 2012, an estimated 370 people will die of cancer in Prince Edwards Island, and 890 new cases will be diagnosed.Currently, P.E.I. has some of the highest rates of colon cancer in Canada, and it continues to rise in women in Atlantic Canada. The majority of these cancers are found at a late stage.

But now all Prince Edward Islanders over the age of 50 are being encouraged to use a new home testing kit for colon cancer called the FIT test.

Charles Keliher knows all about the importance of early detection. He is a survivor of colon cancer. Charles dropped by our Island Morning studio to share his story.

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Marla Delaney runs the Colorectal Screening Program for Prince Edward Island.  She dropped by the studio to show Matt one of the new FIT testing kits.

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For more information, visit http://www.colonversation.ca/cv/portal/Home/PreventionAndScreening/PSPatientsAndFamilies/ScreeningAndEarlyDiagnosis/Colonversation?_afrLoop=2101948153153833&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf.ctrl-state=46apzvwym_4

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