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.