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Screening Programs

GetChecked Manitoba includes CancerCare Manitoba’s 3 organized cancer screening programs:

BreastCheck CervixCheck ColonCheck

Cancer screening:

  • is for people who have no symptoms of the cancer,
  • can prevent some cancers by treating pre-cancer before it develops into cancer, and
  • can find cancer early when treatment may work better.

Our goal is to decrease deaths from breast, cervix and colon cancer.

Our programs:

  • provide screening tests to Manitobans and partner with healthcare providers to increase access to cancer screening services across the province,
  • use letters to invite and remind Manitobans to get screened and notify them of results,
  • work with healthcare providers to ensure that individuals with abnormal screening results get the follow-up care they need, and
  • provide information and resources to the public and healthcare providers.

To learn more about screening for other cancers talk to your healthcare provider.

Manitoba Health Seniors and Active Living provides the screening programs with information to know who to invite for screening, including:Manitoba Health Card

  • name, address, and date of birth
  • personal health identification number (PHIN) and Manitoba medical number (MHSC)

You can be confident that your information is kept secure, private and confidential at all times. BreastCheck, CervixCheck and ColonCheck follow the Manitoba Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). This means that:

  • your personal health information is private and confidential.
  • all program staff have signed a pledge of confidentiality.

CancerCare Manitoba collects personal health information in order to administer the BreastCheck, ColonCheck, and CervixCheck cancer screening programs. Personal health information is provided to CancerCare Manitoba by Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL), by healthcare agencies, and/or by healthcare facilities, as authorized by clause 22(2)(g) of The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). Personal health information may be used by CancerCare Manitoba to invite Manitobans to be screened for cancer, remind individuals and their primary care providers when individuals are due for screening or follow-up, advise people or their healthcare provider of test results, and conduct quality assurance and performance monitoring of the cancer screening programs. All personal health information is collected, used, disclosed and retained in a secure manner. If you have any questions regarding the collection, use, disclosure or storage of your personal health information by CancerCare Manitoba for the purposes of these programs, contact the CancerCare Manitoba Privacy Officer at 204-787-2266 or the MHSAL Legislative Unit at 204-788-6612.

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