News Local Health Unit Is A Real Lifesaver SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Wednesday, Mar. 23rd, 2016 The Haliburton Health Unit is offering take-home tests for colon cancer. Registered Dietitian and Chronic Disease Coordinator Elsie Azevedo Perry says there is a nine in 10 chance of being cured if detecting the disease early. People with a family history of colon cancer are being encourage to get screened 10 years earlier than when their family member was diagnosed. Those who don’t have a history should be getting checked every two years once they turn 50.