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What is Cancer?

Cancer is a disease that starts in our cells. Cancer happens when the cells in our body stop working the way they should and start to form lumps and tumours that can spread to other parts of the body.

Learn more about cancer from the Canadian Cancer Society and Cancer Care Ontario.

What is Cancer Screening?

Cancer screening means testing for cancer in your body. Screening for cancer is normally done on people who do not have any symptoms. Cancer screening detects pre-cancerous changes or cancers at an early stage.

Learn more about cancer screening from Cancer Care Ontario.

Cancer Prevention

According to Cancer Care Ontario and the Canadian Cancer Society, more than 50% of all cancers can be prevented by eating well, being active and having a healthy weight.


Canadian Cancer Society. (2012). What is Cancer?

Cancer Care Ontario. (2012). Screen for Life.