CancerCare Manitoba Screening Programs

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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.

Bring your Manitoba Health Card to all your CancerCare Manitoba Screening appointments. Keep the information on your Manitoba Health card current. This will enable us to send you letters to remind you to get screened for cancer. To learn more, visit the Manitoba Health Card website.

BreastCheck has six clinics that accept appointments year-round. Two BreastCheck clinics are mobile and travel to nearly 90 rural and northern communities on a rotating basis.

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 and Seniors Care 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.

Contact

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

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News

BreastCheck Update: March 17, 2021

  • Effective March 17, 2021, all BreastCheck clients will be provided with a procedure mask for the duration of their breast screening appointment. 
  • As always, if you are experiencing any breast symptoms please talk to your primary care provider.