TDHColon cancer is the number two cancer killer in the province, but it’s 90% more treatable if caught early.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Registered Nurse in the Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Program Carolyn Dean says the most common cases are people over 50 years of age.

Timmins is the only city in the North that has a program to check for colon cancer.

The next closest city is Newmarket.