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Cancer Screening

The SCFHT’s Cancer Screening Program’s goal is to maintain and raise the current rates of Kenora patients screening for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer.

Cancer screening participants will continue to receive result letters from Cancer Care Ontario.

Below are the Cancer Care Ontario guidelines for regular screening for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer:


  • A Pap test is a screening test that checks for signs of disease, often before you have noticed anything that might be a problem.
  • If you are sexually active and have a cervix, the Canadian Cancer Society recommends you start having regular Pap tests at age 25. You will need a Pap test every 1 to 3 years, depending on your previous test results.
  • Appointments with female providers are available.

Call your doctor’s office to book your Pap test, or you can book an appointment online.

If you do not have access to a family doctor, the Northwestern Health Unit offers Pap tests (NWHU Sexual Health Clinic: (807) 468-4503)


  • People with breasts between the ages 50-74 are recommended and eligible for a mammogram every 2 years.
  • Please register with the Ontario Breast Screening Program, or call 1-800-668-9304. They will set you up with regular screening through the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.
  • People without a family doctor can self-refer as above.


  • People between the ages 50-74 are recommended and eligible for a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) test every 2 years.
  • People in Ontario can talk to their family doctor, nurse practitioner, or clinic RPN about getting checked for colon cancer with FIT
  • If someone does not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, they can call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-828-9213, or the Screen For Life Coach at 1-800-461-7031 or (808) 684-7777.
  • If someone lives in an Indigenous community, they can contact their health centre or nursing station or the Screen for Life Coach at 1-800-461-7031 or (808) 684-7777.
  • LifeLabs will mail eligible people a FIT kit following a request from their family doctor or nurse practitioner. Screening participants should drop off their screening kit at a LifeLabs Patient Service Centre as soon as possible.

Our All Nations Health Partners Cancer Screening Group Members:

  • Kim Loranger, RPN, Clinical Coordinator
  • Melonie Young, QIDS Specialist
  • Rika Parsons-Schadek, RPN
Questions? Call us at (807) 468-6321 or send us an email for more information.