Ontario putting forward better tools for cancer screening
Ontario is integrating screening reminders for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer into one co-ordinated system, improving cancer screening outreach for Ontarians.
The province supports screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer through mammograms, Pap tests and a simple take-home test for anyone aged 50 to 74 with no history of colorectal cancer.
Starting in early 2013, a co-ordinated system for all three cancers will mail screening reminders to patients as well as follow-up letters.
To help Ontarians learn more about cancer screening, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews, will host a live online Ask an Expert event on
Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.
People are invited to submit their questions in advance at ontario.ca/screenforlife. Questions will be answered at the event by a panel of cancer screening experts.