The Cancer Screening Program’s goal is to maintain and raise the current rates of Kenora patients screening for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer.
Below are the guidelines for regular screening:
Female patients who have ever been sexually active between the ages 21-69 receive a pap test every 3 years.
If you are a patient of a SCFHT family physician, you may have a pap test administered by your physician a Nurse Practitioner, or a Registered Nurse.
If you are not a patient of the SCFHT, in October for one week we open pap screening to all in the community that meet the guidelines. Please contact us for dates at (807) 468-6321.
Female patients between the ages 50-74 receive a mammogram every 2 years.
Please register with the Ontario Breast Screening Program at (807) 684-7777. They will set you up with regular screening and letter reminders through the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.
All patients between the ages 50-74 complete an FOBT test every 2 years.
If you are a patient of a SCFHT family physician, your physician, a Nurse Practitioner, a Registered Nurse, or a Registered Practical Nurse can give you an FOBT requisition and take-home kit and provide you education.
If you believe you fall under high-risk for screening (such as having a family member diagnosed), please make an appointment with your family physician or a Nurse Practitioner to discuss your screening options.
If you believe you are experiencing symptoms, please go to your nearest hospital’s emergency department.
At the SCFHT we also run an Integrated Cancer Screening Committee. This committee has bi-monthly meetings and regularly reviews cancer screening rates, manages cancer screening events, participates in quality improvement, and discusses new screening methods, patient Health Maintenance Plans, Electronic Medical Record capabilities, etc., as well as implements new processes, all aimed at improving cancer screening rates.
Our Committee Members:
Laura Noack, MD
Carol Wilson, NP
Brandi Milko, RN
Whitney King, RPN
Lisa Hatfield Johnston, Health Link & Clinical Coordinator
Melonie Young, QIDSS
Chelsea Greig, Administrative Assistant