The Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (ACRCSP) is an organized provincial colon cancer screening program coordinated by Alberta Health Services in partnership with health care providers dedicated to increasing the number of men and women ages 50 to 74 who have regular colon cancer screening.
ACRCSP develops activities to help contribute to the prevention and early detection of colon cancer, including:
For more information about the ACCSRP, visit www.screeningforlife.ca.
Everyone is at risk - get tested. It could save your life. Approximately 15-20 percent of adults over age 50 develop polyps. Only a few of these polyps ever turn into cancer. Colon cancers can be prevented altogether if polyps are found early and removed before they have a chance to become cancerous. There is no way to tell which ones will turn into cancer.