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How early detection can save lives

Susan Robinson

Susan Robinson is living proof that colorectal cancer screening saves lives. She used a convenient and simple at-home screening test that helped detect a large, precancerous growth, which she was able to have removed in surgery.

"My family doctor and my surgeon both have told me I would have had full-blown colon cancer within a year," said Susan, who lives in Saskatchewan.

Thanks to the simple screening test, Susan has never had colon cancer and remains cancer-free today. The Canadian Cancer Society understands that early detection helps save lives, which is why we have been actively promoting screening and detection programs for decades.

Read more about cancer screening programs available where you live or call 1-888-939-3333.