If you have a question about cervical cancer screening, talk to your health care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant etc.).If you are a woman between the ages of 21 to 69 years, who has ever been sexually active, you can book a cervical cancer screening appointment on the Screen for Life Coach by calling us at (807) 684-7777 or 1-800-461-7031.
Timely diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer was enhanced through $350,000 in grants from the Health Sciences Foundation. A new digital mammography unit purchased for the Linda Buchan Centre is capable of exact and accurate placement of the needle for the tissue sample for breast biopsy.
Cervical cancer can affect anyone with a cervix who has ever been sexually active. It is almost entirely preventable with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, regular screening, and appropriate and timely follow-up of abnormal results. Anyone with a cervix between the ages of 21 and 69, who ever been sexually active, should bescreened for cervical cancer every three years. Most cervical cancers are found in individuals who have never been screened or have been screened less often than recommended by Ontario’s cervical screening guidelines. That’s why regular screening is so important.
The Ontario Cervical Screening Program is the provincial cervical cancer screening program that aims to prevent and reduce deaths from cervical cancer. As part of the program, you will receive letters reminding you when you are due for your next screening and result letters notifying you of your screening results. Your health care provider will also receive a copy of your results. The program recommends that anyone with a cervix be screened for cervical cancer if they are between 21 and 69 years of age and have ever been sexually active.
Individuals who have had a hysterectomy should talk to their healthcare provider to see if they need to continue to get screened for cervical cancer..
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Anyone with a cervix between the ages of 21 and 69, who have ever been sexually active, can book their cervical cancer screening appointment on the Screen for Life Coach by calling (807) 684-7777 or 1-800-461-7031.