Sioux Lookout and Area FIT Kit Initiative

Fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits

Fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits for colon cancer screening are now available at nursing stations and health centres in Sioux Lookout and Area. A FIT is a free, at-home test that can help find colon cancer early. If colon cancer is found early and treated there is a 90% chance that it can be cured.

You should get checked with FIT every two years if you:

  • Are ages 50 to 74
  • Have no parent, sibling or child who has been diagnosed with colon cancer
  • Have no symptoms of colon cancer

Talk to your healthcare provider about whether getting checked for colon cancer with FIT is right for you.