Healthy Lifestyle

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Cancer Prevention and Screening

Get healthier...One step at a time. Speak to your healthcare provider about cancer screening.

Healthy lifestyle choices can prevent or decrease your risk of cancer. Cancer screening also plays a role in preventing some cancers by finding cell changes before they become cancer, or by finding cancer when it is small and less likely to have spread.

We also work with the community to prevent risks related to ultraviolet radiation including exposure to the sun and indoor tanning   

Toronto Public Health offers information and support to Toronto residents about:

For information on other types of cancer go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition advocates for policy, education and action to reduce cancer in Toronto.

Highlights

What's My Cancer Risk?

Have you ever wondered what's your risk for cancer? My CancerIQ™ is a new assessment tool for Ontarians by Cancer Care Ontario. It takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete and provides a report that includes a personalized health action plan to help reduce your risk for certain types of cancer.

You can share your report with your primary care provider to talk about or start the conversation on cancer prevention.

For more information, visit My CancerIQ™

Skin Cancer is Preventable

Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canada. Even one severe sunburn in childhood can increase the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. This video provides helpful tips to protect yourself and your family from the sun and ultraviolet radiation (UVR).