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.
The evidence-based recommendations listed below apply to most of the eligible population for each screening test. To read about specific exceptions to these guidelines, click below.
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.
If a Canada Post disruption occurs, we will:
- not mail letters until Canada Post resumes regular services.
- contact patients by telephone if they have an abnormal result.
If a patient has received a home screening test from ColonCheck, they should wait to begin the test until the postal disruption is over.
If a patient has started a home screening test and are unable to send it in due to the Canada Post work disruption, ask the patient to contact ColonCheck.
Registration for the next training is open. See below for details and registration.
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
The CancerCare Manitoba Screening Programs facilitate learning opportunities to increase your knowledge about screening for breast, cervical and colon cancer. As a clinician or other healthcare professional, each of these events will help you become familiar with the provincial screening guidelines, get up to speed on what's new in screening, and understanding how BreastCheck, CervixCheck, and ColonCheck can support you in your cancer screening practice.
The Pap Test Learning Module is a resource for all healthcare providers in Manitoba seeking to:
CLICK image to view entire module, or select a specific chapter below.
|Table of Contents|
|Chapter 2||Disease Burden & Cervical Screening in Manitoba|
|Chapter 4||Counseling & Education|
|Chapter 5||Facilitating an Inclusive Environment|
|Chapter 6||Physiology, Anatomy, Abnormal Findings|
|Chapter 7||Health History|
|Chapter 8||External & Speculum Exam|
|Chapter 9||The Papanicolaou Test|
|Chapter 10||Cervical Cancer Screening Results|
|Chapter 11||The HPV Vaccines, Liquid Based Cytology & HPV Testing|
|Chapter 12||Cervical Cancer Screening Access|
|Chapter 13||Who Can Perform a Pap Test? Links to Colleges & Licensing Bodies|
|Chapter 14||Medicolegal Issues|
|Appendix 3||Assessment Tools|
|Appendix 4||Case Studies|
CervixCheck hosts training for healthcare providers (e.g. registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, licensed practical nurses, physicians, physician assistants or clinical assistants) in Manitoba seeking to:
Prior to registering for the training, CervixCheck requires healthcare providers have:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
11:30am - 4:30pm
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
If the current session date is not suitable for your schedule and you would like to participate in a future training, we invite you to register on our waitlist. Those on the waitlist will be:
Future training dates are yet to be confirmed. If you would like to be placed on a wait list, click here.
St. Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Metis Program GetChecked Manitoba Webinar Series(2014)
As a healthcare provider, your recommendation impacts your patient's decision to participate in cancer screening. The CancerCare Manitoba Screening Program Screening Guidelines aim to ensure individuals receive thegreatest benefit from cancer screening while minimizing the potential harms. We encourage healthcare providers to facilitate this discussion with patients to:
To support your patient discussions we publish education and health promotion resources. Click here to order resources online. Below is a list of information to assist you in facilitating an informed decision-making process for each screening test.
Patients with high-grade and persistent low grade/unsatisfactory Pap test results are referred to colposcopy. Colposcopy identifies sub-clinical abnormalities of the cervix using a binocular scope with a high density light. Identification of abnormalities are based on epithelial density (white epithelium) and vascular patterns (punctation,etc.).
Using these parameters, an area of abnormality can be identified in order to direct a tissue biopsy by one of the following methods:
If you have a patient in need of a referral to colposcopy, below is a list of colposcopists to whom you can refer.
620 Dennis Street, Brandon MB, R7A 5E7
Dr. O. Akintola�
Dr. B. Helms
Dr. G. Parr
Dr. M. Rutherford
Dr. J. Sutter
Wheat City Clinic
Unit C1-1711 Kirkcaldy Drive, Brandon MB, R7A 0B9
P: 204-727-1711 ext 400
Dauphin Medical Clinic
622-3rd Street SW, Dauphin MB, R7N1R5
Dr. K. Pernarowski
Clandeboye Medical Clinic
210-B Clandeboye Avenue, Selkirk MB, R1A 0X1
Dr. S. Ziaei Saba
The Pas Health Complex
Box 240, 111 Cook Avenue, The Pas MB, R9A 1K4
Dr. Z. Al Moumen
Northern Consultation Clinic
871 Thompson Drive South, Thompson MB, R8N 0C8
Dr. L. Azzam
Dr. A. Mustafa
C.W. Wiebe Medical Centre
385 Main Street, Winkler MB, R6W1J2
Dr. S. Alhayjaa*
Dr. A. Dyson*
*NOTE: Drs. Alhayjaa and Dyson perform colposcopies at Boundary Trails Health Centre, but all referrals, pre-op visits and post-op follow-ups are completed at C.W. Wiebe Medical Centre
Health Sciences Centre
RS425-810 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg MB, R3A 1R8
Dr. A. Altman
Dr. E. Dean
Dr. S. Kean
Dr. R. Lotocki
Dr. S. Popowich
Dr. C. Robinson
Dr. M. Sinha
120 Marion Street, Winnipeg MB, R2H0T1
790 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg MB, R3A 1M3
Dr. M. Bernier
Dr. M.L. Boroditsky
Dr. H. Diamond
Dr. V. Lee
Dr. A. Maksymowicz
425 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg MB, R3C 0N2
Dr. Z. Al Moumen
Dr. D. Dubyna
Dr. G. Lefas
Dr. I. Masoud
Dr. A. Awadalla
DC Obstetrics & Gynecology
47 Marion Street, Winnipeg MB, R2H 0S8
Isabel Clinic, 110 Isabel Street, Winnipeg MB, R3A 1G4
Dr. H. Benning
St. Boniface Clinic, 343 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg MB, R2H 2A5
CervixCheck partners with health care providers to offer increased access to Pap test services across Manitoba. Clinics may offer service by appointment, walk-in or both and are encouraged to do so as frequently as their resources allow.
By registering your Pap clinic with CervixCheck your Pap test services will be listed on the ‘How do I get checked?' page on our website. Your participation helps increase Pap test access for Manitoban women.
Contact us with any questions.
#5-25 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB, R3C 2B1
Toll Free: 1-855-95-CHECK
For program specific contact information, you can contact the individual screening programs at: