Inuvik health fair promotes colon cancer screening

In 2013 and 2014, the screening rate for a FIT screening test in the NWT was 25 per cent, compared to the national goal percentage of 60 per cent.

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority hosted Inuvik’s fourth annual Community Healthy Living Fair at the Midnight Sun Complex on Feb. 21, with a special focus on promoting colorectal cancer screening for those aged 50 years and older. Dr. Matt Quinn, a local family doctor and regional public health officer, had set up...