As we know, screening leads to early detection and early detection leads to increased likelihood that you're going to walk from the cancer alive, especially for common cancers like breast cancer and colon cancer.
But what do you do if you don't have a family doctor who can refer and direct you to those tests that are used to screen for cancer?
Listen to CBC's audio broadcast on How to Be Your Own Patient Navigator,
Nova Scotia is mentioned in this broadcast, but it really applies to all Canadians.
If you, or someone you know, had to be your own patient navigator in absence of a family doctor, how was the experience?