BreastCheck, CervixCheck and ColonCheck are the population-based screening programs operated by CancerCare Manitoba. Our goal is to reduce the rates of incidence and mortality from breast, cervical and colon cancers by screening eligible Manitobans at intervals that maximize the benefit and minimize the potential harms of each screening test. To read more about us, click here.
BreastCheck Appointment Form (PDF) - Last revised July 2020
Note: patients cannot self-select for this pilot.
Clinical Practice Change (pdf)
Screening Guidelines (pdf)
In support of reducing the endoscopy waitlist, ColonCheck CancerCare Manitoba will be distributing fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) to consenting eligible patients currently on the elective colonoscopy waitlist. This includes patients at average risk and selected patients at increased risk due to family history or surveillance of prior low-risk adenomas. This project provides an interim option for FIT until the transition from gFOBT to full FIT implementation has occurred.
Healthcare Providers can access FOBTs for their patients using the FOBT requisition form. ColonCheck CancerCare Manitoba will supply the appropriate test kit based on the following criteria:
For more information and to access the forms click here.
Shared Health Diagnostic Services, Dynacare and CancerCare Manitoba are introducing HPV reflex testing to Manitoba. The new process is called HPV reflex testing (also known as HPV triage). HPV reflex testing is used to detect high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) on certain Pap tests to determine which patients require colposcopy versus those who can return to routine screening.
Clinical Practice Change:
Effective March 14, 2022 cervical cytology labs in Manitoba will automatically perform high-risk human papillomavirus testing on the Pap test specimens of patients:
Providers will receive one cervical cancer screening lab report with both the cytological interpretation and the
high-risk HPV test result.
Clinical Practice Change (pdf)
As of January 2021, BreastCheck will include the mammogram result, breast density category using BI-RADS, and breast cancer risk reduction information in result letters to patients and their healthcare providers.
CancerCare Manitoba Prevention & Screening is recruiting interested, enthusiastic health promotion champions in primary care to participate on an advisory committee. The purpose of the committee is to facilitate ongoing reciprocal communication between healthcare providers and CancerCare Manitoba Prevention & Screening in order to generate feedback and input into projects, resources and activities. To learn more, click here.
BreastCheck, CervixCheck, and ColonCheck operate population-based registries which allow us to:
Invitation strategies used include:
Each program sends a variety of letter types on a pre-determined timeline.
|NOTIFY||Advise eligible individual that they will receive a test unless they contact the screening program|
|INVITE||Encourage eligible individual to participate in screening for the first time|
|RECALL||Invite an eligible individual to participate in screening at the recommended interval|
|REMIND||Sent after the initial invite to the eligible individual as a reminder to do the test|
|RESULT*||Inform an individual of their screening test result.|
*CervixCheck will send a result letter to a patient if they have a high-grade abnormal result or if the patient does not have appropriate follow-up listed in the CervixCheck registry.
For more information on each program's correspondence pathway, click below:
The CancerCare Manitoba Screening Programs have a team of Health Educators that plan, implement, and evaluate various education and health promotion activities for the public and providers on breast, cervical and colon cancer screening. Click below to:
Northern Burntwood 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Northern Norman 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Southern Central 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Southern South Eastman 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Interlake-Eastern Interlake 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Interlake-Eastern North Eastman 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Prairie Mountain Assiniboine 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Prairie Mountain Parkland 2014 | 2013 | 2012