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.

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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...