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Pilot project puts cancer screening into the hands of northwest B.C. women – Prince George Citizen

January 22, 2021

A new pilot project in northwest B.C. aims to empower women and break barriers to accessing heath care.

The CervixCheck program offers Métis women in the Prince Rupert, Terrace and Smithers areas the ability to screen for cervical cancer at home by registering online and receiving a testing kit in the mail.

“There’s incredible barriers to accessing that care so this is a really exciting project in that it really puts control over screening into the hands of Métis women,” said Dr. Sheona Mitchell-Foster, project lead and obstetrician-gynecologist.

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