Chronic Disease Prevention

Cancer Prevention and Screening

Get healthier… One step at a time. Get screened for cancer

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.

April is Cancer Awareness Month

Regular screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer saves lives. Watch this video by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on colorectal cancer screening.