Cancer Screening Information for Community Partners

Promote Cancer Screening Services

Spread the word about screening services and access supports offered to your community.

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Order resources to educate your community today! Public education resources are mailed to you free of charge.

Host an Education Session

Request an education session for your community provided by Screening Program Health Educators or Community Engagement Liaisons.

Reach out to us!

Contact a Screening Programs Health Educator to partner on an initiative. Call 1-855-95-CHECK or email screening@cancercare.mb.ca

Cancer Screening Access & Promotion

CancerCare Manitoba has 3 organized cancer screening programs: BreastCheck, CervixCheck and ColonCheck.

Our goal is to decrease deaths from breast, cervix and colon cancer.

Our programs:

  • provide screening tests to Manitobans and partner with healthcare providers to increase access to cancer screening services across the province,
  • use letters to invite and remind Manitobans to get screened and notify them of results,
  • work with healthcare providers to ensure that individuals with abnormal screening results get the follow-up care they need, and
  • provide information and resources to the public and healthcare providers.

Manitoba Health Cards are necessary to access health services, such as CancerCare Manitoba's Screening Programs. Clients should bring their Manitoba Health Card to their BreastCheck appointments.

Manitoba Health Cards should be kept up-to-date, an up-to-date address is especially important to receive correspondence from the Screening Programs.. For more information, to request a new card, or update your information, visit the Your Manitoba Health Card website. 

BreastCheck Access & Promotion

Key Messages:

  • Most women age 50-74 should have a screening mammogram every 2 years.
  • Transgender men and women may also need regular mammograms.
  • Women can call 1-855-95-CHECK to book a screening mammogram appointment at any of our locations.

BreastCheck Clinics

BreastCheck is the primary provider of cancer screening mammograms in Manitoba. BreastCheck has four screening clinics which accept appointments year-round and two mobile clinics that travel to nearly 90 rural and northern communities on a rotating basis.

Use the resources below to promote the BreastCheck Clinics in your community.

Brandon

620 Fredrick Street
Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Poster (PDF)
Facebook post (PNG)
Twitter post (PNG)

Morden/Winkler

Boundary Trails Health Centre
Jct. Hwy 3 & 14, Winkler
Tuesday - Thursday
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Poster (PDF)
Facebook (PNG)
Twitter (PNG)

Thompson

Thompson General Hospital
871 Thompson Drive
Wednesdays
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Poster (PDF)
Facebook (PNG)
Twitter (PNG)

Winnipeg

#5-25 Sherbrook Street
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Poster (PDF)
Facebook (PNG)
Twitter (PNG)

Upcoming BreastCheck Mobile Clinics

This tab is updated regularly with upcoming Mobile BreastCheck Clinic information. Site information is released up to 6 weeks in advance. For more information about an upcoming or future site, contact us at 1-855-95-CHECK or email screening@cancercare.mb.ca

All October 2020 Sites: FacebookTwitter
All November 2020 Sites: FacebookTwitter

Roblin

Roblin Health Centre

October 16 - 22, 2020

Roblin Poster (PDF)  

Pine Falls

Pine Falls Health Complex

October 20 - 28, 2020

Pine Falls Poster (PDF) 

Neighbouring Communities who attend:

Russell

Russell Health Centre

October 26 - 29, 2020

Russell Poster (PDF) 

Neighbouring Communities who attend:

Rossburn

Rossburn Health Centre

November 3 - 5, 2020

Rossburn Poster (PDF) 

Lac du Bonnet

Lac du Bonnet Health Centre

October 29 - November 6, 2020

Lac du Bonnet Poster (PDF)  

Pinawa

Pinawa Hospital

November 9 - 10, 2020

Pinawa Poster (PDF) 

Whitemouth

Whitemouth District Health Centre

November 12 - 13, 2020

Whitemouth Poster (PDF)  

Hamiota

Hamiota Health Centre

November 16 - 18, 2020

Hamiota Poster (PDF)  

Beausejour

HEW Building

November 16 - 25, 2020

Beausejour Poster (PDF)    

Virden

HEW Building

November 16 - 25, 2020

Virden Poster (PDF)  

 

 

 

Group Trips

Group trips are when a community or organization coordinates a trip to send a group of women to a site to be screened for breast cancer. Group trips are the alternative method to providing access to breast cancer screening services in a method that differs from individuals accessing BreastCheck clinics. Transportation must be coordinated by the community/organization. For more information or to schedule a group trip, contact us at screening@cancercare.mb.ca

Transportation Support

Northern Patient Transportation Program

The Northern Patient Transportation Program (NPTP) subsidizes medical transportation costs for eligible Manitoba residents in the north to obtain medical or hospital care not available in their home community. Subsidies may include costs for an essential escort (ex:  if required for a minor or a person with disabilities).

First Nations Transportation to BreastCheck through the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program

The Non-Insured Health Benefits Program offers coverage for travel to BreastCheck sites for registered First Nations clients.

Section 1.3 Medical transportation benefits may be provided for clients to access the following types of medically necessary health services

  • publically funded preventative screening such as breast cancer screening where coordination with other medical travel is not feasible

Clients, with the help of their health centres/nursing stations, are responsible for coordinting their travel through the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program.

BreastCheck Promotional Resources

Promote access to screening mammograms by sharing our video or downloading our radio spot to use on your local station.

Thank you to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation for supporting this important initiative.

15 Second Radio Spot

CervixCheck Access & Promotion

Key Messages:

  • Most women age 21-69 who have ever had sexual contact should have a Pap test every 3 years.
  • Transgender men and women may also need regular Pap tests.
  • Women are encouraged to access cervical cancer screening through their doctor or nurse, or to contact a CervixCheck Partner Pap Test Clinic.

CervixCheck Partner Pap Test Clinics

CervixCheck partners with clinics, health centres, and nursing stations across Manitoba to enhance access to cervical cancer screening services.

Pap test clinics register with CervixCheck to help increase Pap test access for Manitoban women. Women are encouraged to access Pap tests through their doctor or nurse, or to contact a CervixCheck Pap Test Clinic.

Registered Pap test clinics are promoted through CancerCare Manitoba's Cancer Screening Programs. See the tabs below to for more information about accessing registered clinics. 

CervixCheck operates a registry of all Pap test, colposcopy and biopsy results. Individual histories of these results can be accessed by healthcare providers or by the woman directly.

Healthcare Provider Requests for Results

Client Requests for Results

  • Results will be mailed to the woman after the Pap test results history request has been made.
  • If it has been 2-6 weeks since their Pap test, women can request a copy of their Pap test results in 1 of 2 ways:
  1. Call CervixCheck toll-free at 1-855-95-CHECK. 
  2. Complete the online form: Send Me My Pap Test Results.

CervixCheck Partner Pap Test Clinic Promotional Resources

Promote access to Pap tests by sharing posters from our partner clinics in your community.

ColonCheck

Key Messages:

  • Most men and women age 50-74 should complete a home screening test [fecal occult blood test (FOBT)] every 2 years.

ColonCheck mails Manitobans home screening tests. Tests are completed at home and returned by mail to be analyzed at a laboratory. If tests are completed through the ColonCheck Program, we will continue to mail individuals a test every 2 years.

At this time, home screening tests can also be accessed through primary care providers.

To facilitate access to a ColonCheck Home Screening Test:

  1. Manitobans can complete an online request form, or
  2. Healthcare professionals can complete a paper request form and fax to 204-774-0341. The form is available on EMR.

ColonCheck Promotional Resources

Promote access to the home screening test by sharing our video or downloading our radio spot to use on your local station.

Thank you to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation for supporting this important initiative.

Get a ColonCheck Radio (30 second spot)

Get a ColonCheck Radio (15 second spot)

 

Contact Us

 #5-25 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB, R3C 2B1
Toll Free: 1-855-95-CHECK  (1-855-952-4325)
 screening@cancercare.mb.ca