CancerCare Manitoba Screening Programs

Cancer Screening Saves Lives!

Have you been screened for cancer? Should you?

Cancer screening means getting "checked" for cancer. Cancer Screening:

  • is for people who have no signs or symptoms of cancer.
  • can prevent some cancers by finding and treating changes before they develop into cancer.
  • can find cancer early when treatment may work better.

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.

To learn more about screening for other cancers talk to your healthcare provider or click here.

Manitoba Health Seniors and Active Living provides the screening programs with information to know who to invite for screening, including:

  • name, address, and date of birth
  • personal health identification number (PHIN) and Manitoba medical number (MHSC)

You can be confident that your information is kept secure, private and confidential at all times. BreastCheck, CervixCheck and ColonCheck follow the Manitoba Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). This means that:

  • your personal health information is private and confidential.
  • all program staff have signed a pledge of confidentiality.

While there are many benefits to being included in BreastCheck, CervixCheck and ColonCheck, we realize some Manitobans might not want to receive communication from us or participate at this time.

If you do not want to receive letters from the Screening Programs please call 1-855-95-CHECK. For information about your options regarding the Pap Test Registry, click here.

To learn more about screening for cancers other than breast, cervical, or colorectal, click here.

News

Notice regarding cancer screening services - BreastCheck and ColonCheck
CancerCare Manitoba is taking proactive measures to help reduce the impact of COVID-19.

Effective March 19, 2020:

  • Breast cancer screening services at BreastCheck will be suspended. Clients will be notified directly to confirm that their appointments will be affected.
  • Distribution of colon cancer home screening kits (FOBT) from ColonCheck will be suspended.

As always, if you are experiencing any breast or colon symptoms, please talk to your primary care provider.

Call 1-855-95-CHECK if you have questions or concerns.

Screening Programs

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

BreastCheck
BreastCheck@cancercare.mb.ca

CervixCheck
CervixCheck@cancercare.mb.ca

ColonCheck
ColonCheck@cancercare.mb.ca

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