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Program Operations

BreastCheck, CervixCheck, and ColonCheck operate population-based registries which allow us to:

  • identify individuals eligible for cancer screening,
  • send letters of invite, recall, reminder and result notification,
  • monitor data, and
  • evaluate program operations.

Invitation strategies used include:

  • direct mail,
  • collaborating with healthcare providers, and
  • health promotion activities.

Correspondence

Each program sends a variety of letter types on a pre-determined timeline.

TYPE DESCRIPTION BREAST CERVIX COLON
NOTIFY Advise eligible individual that they will receive a test unless they contact the screening program
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INVITE Encourage eligible individual to participate in screening for the first time
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RECALL Invite an eligible individual to participate in screening at the recommended interval
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REMIND Sent after the initial invite to the eligible individual as a reminder to do the test
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RESULT* Inform an individual of their screening test result.
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*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:

BreastCheck (pdf) | CervixCheck (pdf) | ColonCheck (pdf)

Health Promotion & Education

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:

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