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Cancer is a disease that starts in the cells inside our body. Cancer grows when the cells stop working the way they should and begin to form lumps or tumors and sometimes spread to other parts of the body. 1

What’s my risk?

Take the cancer risk assessment online and get your personalized action plan now. Start your assessment now at


Cancer prevention

There's a lot you can do to reduce your risk of cancer – starting with living a healthy, active lifestyle. Learn more

Cancer and food

Eating well can support your health and help prevent some types of cancers. Follow Canada’s Food Guide and eat a variety of foods including vegetables and fruit, whole grains, and protein foods. Aim to increase your intake of plant-based protein foods such as beans, peas, and lentils. Learn more at

Types of Cancer

Cancer is a complicated disease with many types. It requires a holistic approach for understanding risk factors, prevention, and early detection.


Cancer Screening Programs in Ontario

Cancer Screening Programs in Ontario

Date of creation: February 21, 2014
Last modified on: January 12, 2024


1Canadian Cancer Society. (2023). What is Cancer. Retrieved from
2Cancer Care Ontario. (July 2023). My Cancer IQ. Retrieved from