The Aurora-Newmarket Family Health Team is working closely with Ontario Health (OH) to ensure cancer screening is up to date.
The goal of our Cancer Prevention Screening Program is to reduce the number of cancer diagnoses. In order to do this we have to make sure your cancer screening is up to date.
This includes screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers.
If your records indicate that you are due for your preventive screening, then you will receive a letter in the mail indicating what your needs are, and what the next steps are to bring you up to date.
If you are here for a routine visit and would like us to check your records, please let us know.
For more information please visit Cancer Care Ontario at www.cancercare.on.ca
Or you can visit My CancerIQ to assess your individual Cancer Risk based on your personal history.
Breast: Routine screening mammograms to be done between the ages of 50 to 74.
Cervical: Routine cervical screening (Pap) is recommended every 3 years for all women between the ages of 21 to 69 who are, or who have ever been, sexually active.
Colorectal: Routine fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is recommended for both men and women starting at the age of 50, with no family history of colon cancer and do not meet any high risk criteria.
After Hours Care
If I am sick after work hours do I have to go to the hospital?
If you think it's an emergency, you should go to the nearest hospital. However, you should be aware that there are several alternatives for you and your family after hours.
For example, our Family Health Team offers extended hours Monday through Thursday. We would advise you to call us prior to visiting a clinic.
As an enrolled patient you also have access to the Telephone Health Advisory Service where a registered nurse will provide you with advice about what to do about your concern, and with your permission, report back to your Physician. (1-866-553-7205). This is an after hours service, which is available Monday to Friday, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., weekends and holidays.
Telehealth Ontario also provides free access to a registered nurse 24/7 at 1-866-797-0000. A nurse can provide both health advice on a specific concern or general health information. They do not diagnose and do not replace your physician.