The aim of the Forzani MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre (the CCSC) is to reduce the incidence of and the risk of dying from colon cancer, a devastating disease that results in the death of approximately 9,000 Canadians every year.
This commitment to expanded screening capacity in the Calgary zone underlines what we now know about this disease - it can be effectively prevented and treated when it is detected through screening in its earliest stages.
The CCSC is the only publicly funded facility dedicated to colon cancer screening in Canada.
The CCSC was developed to support the colon cancer screening needs of the residents of Calgary and surrounding areas.
CCSC is operated by a dedicated team of AHS staff including doctors, nurses and administrative staff who provide high quality colon cancer screening services.
Located in the Teaching, Research and Wellness Building at the Foothills Medical Centre, CCSC occupies 23,000 square feet.
CCSC staff, including doctors, nurses and administrative staff, are dedicated to providing high quality colon cancer screening services.
Since 2008, the CCSC has performed thousands of colonoscopies. Find out more about the Calgarians CCSC has helped.
CCSC offers the best in technology and facilities. CCSC is also committed to advancing public and medical education and awareness surrounding colon cancer screening and prevention.