Men and women, ages 50 years and over, should complete a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) every 2 years if they have no family history of colorectal cancer.
Only 25.1% of eligible men and women complete their FOBT kits in Northwestern Ontario.
Talk to your friends and family about the importance of screening.
Regional Cancer Care Northwest has developed a number of clinics and programs to assist cancer patients and their families. They cover various points of the cancer journey from treatment to recovery and beyond. These programs are designed to help lessen the burden of that journey, and improve overall wellness.
These programs include:
Find out more about each clinic and program below.
Regional Cancer Care Northwest has developed a number of clinics and programs to assist people living with cancer and their families. These resources are meant to support your health and wellness through your cancer journey.
Find out more about these clinics and programs below.
The BLISS Clinic is a Nurse-led sexuality clinic designed to help patients and/or family members who are dealing with intimacy and sexuality concerns as a result of cancer treatment. The nurse will work with you to find solutions for any physical or emotional issues you are facing. This Nurse-led clinic may involve other members of the health care team including counsellors and doctors.
For more information or to book an appointment, please phone (807) 684-7200 or toll-free 1-877-696-7223.
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A free Look Good, Feel Better workshop can help you feel more like yourself. This two-hour workshop is open to women facing all types of cancer and all types of treatment. At the workshop you will:
For information, location and to register for a workshop, please contact Supportive Care at (807) 684-7310 or toll-free 1-877-696-7223 ext 7310.
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The Lymphedema Clinic is available for cancer patients who develop or are at risk for lymphedema.
A registered physiotherapist trained in lymphedema will develop a customized treatment plan and help you set goals focused on learning lymphedema prevention and self-management skills.
For more information, phone 807-684-6270. Speak with your doctor and ask about getting a referral to the Lymphedema Clinic.
The Palliative Pain and Symptom Clinic provides excellent pain and symptom management for people living with cancer as well as assessing the psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones. The goal is to improve the quality of living and dying for patients and their families who are coping with challenging, advanced, or life-threatening illness.
The team works together with patients and families, providing pain and symptom management at every stage of the patient’s disease.
Patients and families can meet with the team in a few different ways:
If you would like to be referred to the Palliative Pain and Symptom Clinic, please talk to your health care provider.
If you have questions, you can phone (807) 684-7202 or toll-free 1-877-696-7223 ext. 7202.
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When treatment is complete you may no longer need to see a cancer doctor for your follow-up care. Your cancer doctor will connect you with the Transition Clinic.
The Transition Clinic team will arrange an appointment with you to review your health and treatment summary. The team will recommend important follow-up care with your primary health care provider.
At this appointment you will learn:
After transitioning from the Regional Cancer Centre, you can continue to access our patient and family services as needed. Services include:
For more information, please phone (807) 684-7310 or toll-free 1-877-696-7223 ext. 7310.
WE-Can is a 10-week wellness and exercise program for individuals living with cancer. This program is offered to patients of the Regional Cancer Centre who are in active treatment or up to five years post-treatment.
This program offers:
A referral from your cancer doctor or primary care provider is required. For more information, please speak to any member of your health care team about a referral to the program or contact the WE-Can program directly at (807) 684-7221 or email Kelly-Jo Gillis: firstname.lastname@example.org
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