BreastCheck, CervixCheck and ColonCheck are the population-based screening programs operated by CancerCare Manitoba. Our goal is to reduce the rates of incidence and mortality from breast, cervical and colon cancers by screening eligible Manitobans at intervals that maximize the benefit and minimize the potential harms of each screening test. To read more about us, click here.
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As of June 2019, BreastCheck will include a woman's breast density in her result letter and in the result letter to her healthcare provider. For more information:
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Registered Nurses (RNs), Physician Assistants (PA), and Clinical Assistants (CL.A) should obtain a CervixCheck Provider Number at such point cervical cancer screening becomes part of their practice. The CervixCheck Provider Number identifies the specimen taker on the cytology requisition form and links them to the cervical cancer screening test (i.e. Pap test) and any subsequent follow-up. To request a CervixCheck provider number click here.
BreastCheck, CervixCheck, and ColonCheck operate population-based registries which allow us to:
Invitation strategies used include:
Each program sends a variety of letter types on a pre-determined timeline.
|NOTIFY||Advise eligible individual that they will receive a test unless they contact the screening program|
|INVITE||Encourage eligible individual to participate in screening for the first time|
|RECALL||Invite an eligible individual to participate in screening at the recommended interval|
|REMIND||Sent after the initial invite to the eligible individual as a reminder to do the test|
|RESULT*||Inform an individual of their screening test result.|
*CervixCheck will send a result letter to a patient if they have a high-grade abnormal result or if the patient does not have appropriate follow-up listed in the CervixCheck registry.
For more information on each program's correspondence pathway, click below:
The CancerCare Manitoba Screening Programs have a team of Health Educators that plan, implement, and evaluate various education and health promotion activities for the public and providers on breast, cervical and colon cancer screening. Click below to:
Northern Burntwood 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Northern Norman 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Southern Central 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Southern South Eastman 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Interlake-Eastern Interlake 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Interlake-Eastern North Eastman 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Prairie Mountain Assiniboine 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Prairie Mountain Parkland 2014 | 2013 | 2012