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Screening Letters - Plain Text
 

We send personalized letters to invite eligible Ontarians to get screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. We also send letters reminding Ontarians when it's time to get screened again and informing them of their screening test results.

Included on this page are samples of the various letters that can be sent out in plain text format.

If you receive a sample letter and need it in an alternate format, please contact our communications department at 1-855-460-2647, TTY (416) 217-1815 or at publicaffairs@cancercare.on.ca.

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Ontario’s Cancer Screening Programs: Keeping Your Personal Health Information Safe and Secure

I am writing to you on behalf of Cancer Care Ontario with important information about cancer screening and your personal health information.

Cancer Care Ontario is an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care that provides cancer screening programs to the people of Ontario. We provide colorectal screening for men and women ages 50 to 74. We also provide breast screening for women ages 50 to 74 and cervical screening for women ages 21 to 69.

As an agency, we receive your personal health information from organizations and professionals that are directly involved in your care. We use this information to determine when you should receive letters for cancer screening and to provide you with your screening test results.

What letters will I receive?

You will be sent letters inviting you to start screening for cancer, reminding you when you’re due to get screened and informing you of your test results.

How do I get started?

You don’t need to do anything to get started because letters will be sent to you automatically.

Letters about cancer screening are automatically sent to you.

Cancer Care Ontario is committed to keeping your information private, confidential and secure at all times.

What if I don’t want to receive these letters?

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the Cancer Screening Programs: Participant Information Form found at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. If you do not complete the form, you will continue to receive letters from us. If you prefer not to receive the letters, you and your healthcare provider will be responsible for staying up-to-date with your cancer screening appointments and test results. You can change your mind at any time.

For more information, visit cancercare.on.ca/screenforlife or contact us at 1.866.662.9233 or screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

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Ontario Breast Screening Program – Invitation

Invitation

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

I am writing to ask you to get screened for breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women and finding it early provides the best chance of treating it successfully.

Because you are between the ages of 50 and 74, you are encouraged to get screened with a mammogram as part of the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP). For over 20 years, the OBSP has provided high-quality mammograms to Ontario women ages 50 to 74 through local clinics and hospitals across Ontario.

The best way to protect your health is by getting a mammogram every two years. A mammogram takes an X-ray picture of the breast and can find breast changes when they are too small to feel or see. You can book a mammogram appointment at your local OBSP site. To find a site, call 1.800.668.9304 or visit cancercare.on.ca/obsplocations.

Take the time to book your mammogram today.

The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is an organized screening program that is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and managed by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). CCO also manages cervical and colorectal cancer screening programs for Ontarians with the goal of preventing cancer or finding it earlier when there is a better chance of successful treatment.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

GET THE FACTS. GET SCREENED.

  • Mammograms are recommended for women ages 50 to 74 years old. Even if you feel fine or no one in your family has had breast cancer, it is important to get screened. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
  • Most women will have normal mammogram results.
  • More than 80% of breast cancers are found in women over the age of 50.
  • While screening tests are not perfect, regular mammograms are the best way for women ages 50 to 74 to reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.
  • Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about the benefits and risks of screening, or read the enclosed brochure.

ABOUT THE ONTARIO BREAST SCREENING PROGRAM (OBSP)

To learn more, visit cancercare.on.ca/obsp, or contact us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca or 1.866.662.9233 Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you do not want to receive OBSP letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at cancercare.on.ca/obsp or call us at 1.866.662.9233.

You can change your mind at any time.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR MAMMOGRAM

Book your mammogram by contacting your local OBSP site. To find a site, call 1.800.668.9304 or visit cancercare.on.ca/obsplocations.

Ontario women ages 50 to 74 do not need a doctor’s referral to book a mammogram at the OBSP.

Mammograms are free-of-charge for women in Ontario.

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Ontario Breast Screening Program - Invitation Reminder

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

You were recently sent a letter inviting you to get screened for breast cancer and our records show that you have not yet had a mammogram.

Please take time to book your mammogram now. If you have not already done so, please call your local Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) site to book an appointment. To find a site, call 1.800.668.9304 or visit cancercare.on.ca/obsplocations.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women. As a woman between the ages of 50 and 74, you are encouraged to get screened with a mammogram through the OBSP. Since 1990, the OBSP has provided mammograms to women ages 50 to 74 through local clinics and hospitals across the province. Mammograms are free of charge for women in Ontario.

A mammogram takes an X-ray of the breast and can find changes when they are too small to feel or see. Getting screened regularly is the best way to find breast cancer early and provides the best chance of successful treatment.

Take the time to book your mammogram today.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

As an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Cancer Care Ontario provides cancer screening programs to the people of Ontario.

GET THE FACTS. GET SCREENED.

  • Mammograms are recommended for women ages 50 to 74 years old. Even if you feel fine or no one in your family has had breast cancer, it is important to get screened.
  • Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
  • Most women will have normal mammogram results.
  • More than 80% of breast cancers are found in women over the age of 50.
  • While screening tests are not perfect, regular mammograms are the best way for women ages 50 to 74 to reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.
  • Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about the benefits and risks of screening, or read the enclosed brochure.

ABOUT THE ONTARIO BREAST SCREENING PROGRAM (OBSP)

To learn more, visit cancercare.on.ca/obsp, or contact us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca or 1.866.662.9233 Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you do not want to receive OBSP letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us at 1.866.662.9233.

You can change your mind at any time.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR MAMMOGRAM

Book your mammogram by contacting your local OBSP site. To find a site, call 1.800.668.9304 or visit cancercare.on.ca/obsplocations.

Ontario women ages 50 to 74 do not need a healthcare provider’s referral to book a mammogram through the OBSP.

Mammograms are free of charge for women in Ontario.

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Ontario Breast Screening Program - Recall (2 year)

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

On behalf of Cancer Care Ontario, I would like to thank you for taking care of your health by having mammograms.

Based on our records, you are due for a mammogram because your last one was in APR/13. If you have not already done so, please call the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) site where you were last screened (OBSP SAMPLE SITE) at 222.333.4444 ext. 1 or 1.800.555.5555 to book an appointment.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women. As a woman between the ages of 50 and 74, you are encouraged to get screened with a mammogram through the OBSP. Since 1990, the OBSP has provided mammograms to Ontario women ages 50 to 74 through local clinics and hospitals across the province.

A mammogram can find changes when they are too small to feel or see. Getting screened every two years is the best way to find breast cancer early and provides the best chance of successful treatment.

Take the time to book your mammogram today.

As an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Cancer Care Ontario provides cancer screening programs to the people of Ontario.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

GET THE FACTS. GET SCREENED.

  • Mammograms are recommended for women ages 50 to 74 years old. Even if you feel fine or no one in your family has had breast cancer, it is important to get screened.
  • Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
  • Most women will have normal mammogram results.
  • More than 80% of breast cancers are found in women over the age of 50.
  • While screening tests are not perfect, regular mammograms are the best way for women ages 50 to 74 to reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.
  • Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about the benefits and risks of screening, or read the enclosed brochure.

ABOUT THE ONTARIO BREAST SCREENING PROGRAM (OBSP)

To learn more, visit cancercare.on.ca/obsp, or contact us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca or 1.866.662.9233 Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you do not want to receive OBSP letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us at 1.866.662.9233.

You can change your mind at any time.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR MAMMOGRAM

Call the OBSP site where you were last screened to schedule an appointment. This information is provided on the front page of this letter. For all site locations, call 1.800.668.9304 or visit cancercare.on.ca/obsplocations.

Ontario women ages 50 to 74 do not need a healthcare provider’s referral to book a mammogram through the OBSP.

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Ontario Breast Screening Program - Recall Reminder

February 10, 2015

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

You were recently sent a letter reminding you that you are due for breast cancer screening and our records show that you have not yet had a mammogram.

Please take time to book your mammogram now. If you have not already done so, please call the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) site where you were last screened (OBSP SAMPLE SITE) at 222.333.4444 ext. 1 or 1.800.555.5555 to book an appointment.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women. As a woman between the ages of 50 and 74, you are encouraged to get screened with a mammogram through the OBSP. Since 1990, the OBSP has provided mammograms to Ontario women ages 50 to 74 through local clinics and hospitals across the province.

A mammogram can find changes when they are too small to feel or see. Getting screened regularly is the best way to find breast cancer early and provides the best chance of successful treatment.

Take the time to book your mammogram today.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

As an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Cancer Care Ontario provides cancer screening programs to the people of Ontario.

GET THE FACTS. GET SCREENED.

  • Mammograms are recommended for women ages 50 to 74 years old. Even if you feel fine or no one in your family has had breast cancer, it is important to get screened.
  • Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
  • Most women will have normal mammogram results.
  • More than 80% of breast cancers are found in women over the age of 50.
  • While screening tests are not perfect, regular mammograms are the best way for women ages 50 to 74 to reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.
  • Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about the benefits and risks of screening, or read the enclosed brochure.

ABOUT THE ONTARIO BREAST SCREENING PROGRAM (OBSP)

To learn more, visit cancercare.on.ca/obsp, or contact us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca or 1.866.662.9233 Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you do not want to receive OBSP letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screening letters or call us at 1.866.662.9233.

You can change your mind at any time.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR MAMMOGRAM

Call the OBSP site where you were last screened to schedule an appointment. This information is provided on the front page of this letter. For all site locations, call 1.800.668.9304 or visit cancercare.on.ca/obsplocations.

Ontario women ages 50 to 74 do not need a healthcare provider’s referral to book a mammogram through the OBSP.

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Ontario Breast Screening Program - Normal Result (1 year recall)

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Your Mammogram Result

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

On behalf of Cancer Care Ontario, I would like to thank you for taking care of your health by having a mammogram. Your most recent mammogram, completed in JAN/15, did not show any signs of breast cancer.

Your next mammogram through the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) will be in one year due to:

  • dense breast tissue on mammogram (please read enclosed fact sheet)
  • family history of breast cancer

We will send you a reminder letter to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, please contact your healthcare provider if you notice any changes in your breasts.

If you have any questions, contact OBSP SAMPLE SITE at 222.333.4444 ext. 1 or 1.800.555.5555.

As an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Cancer Care Ontario provides cancer screening programs to the people of Ontario.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

GET THE FACTS. GET SCREENED.

  • Mammograms are recommended for women ages 50 to 74 years old. Even if you feel fine or no one in your family has had breast cancer, it is important to get screened.
  • Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
  • Most women will have normal mammogram results.
  • More than 80% of breast cancers are found in women over the age of 50.

HOW EFFECTIVE ARE SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS?

While screening tests are not perfect, regular mammograms are the best way for women ages 50 to 74 to reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.

Screening may miss some breast cancers and some cancers develop in the time between screens. This is one of the reasons why regular screening is important.

Some breast cancers that appear on a mammogram may never progress to the point where a woman has symptoms. Therefore, some women may have surgery or treatment for a breast cancer that would never have been life- threatening.

Not all cancers found through screening can be cured.

Talk with a healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of screening, or visit cancercare.on.ca/obsp

ABOUT THE ONTARIO BREAST SCREENING PROGRAM (OBSP)

To learn more, visit cancercare.on.ca/obsp, or contact us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca or 1.866.662.9233 Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you do not want to receive OBSP letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233.

You can change your mind at any time.

If your address or phone number changes, please inform Service Ontario (OHIP) by calling 1.800.668.9938 or visiting ontario.ca/health-and-wellness/health-card-services.

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Ontario Breast Screening Program - Normal Result (2 year recall)

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Your Mammogram Result

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

On behalf of Cancer Care Ontario, I would like to thank you for taking care of your health by having a mammogram. Your most recent mammogram, completed in JAN/15, did not show any signs of breast cancer. Your next mammogram through the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) will be in two years.

We will send you a reminder letter to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, please contact your healthcare provider if you notice any changes in your breasts.

If you have any questions, contact OBSP SAMPLE SITE at 222.333.4444 ext. 1 or 1.800.555.5555.

As an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Cancer Care Ontario provides cancer screening programs to the people of Ontario.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

GET THE FACTS. GET SCREENED.

  • Mammograms are recommended for women ages 50 to 74 years old. Even if you feel fine or no one in your family has had breast cancer, it is important to get screened.
  • Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
  • Most women will have normal mammogram results.
  • More than 80% of breast cancers are found in women over the age of 50.

HOW EFFECTIVE ARE SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS?

While screening tests are not perfect, regular mammograms are the best way for women ages 50 to 74 to reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.

Screening may miss some breast cancers and some cancers develop in the time between screens. This is one of the reasons why regular screening is important.

Some breast cancers that appear on a mammogram may never progress to the point where a woman has symptoms. Therefore, some women may have surgery or treatment for a breast cancer that would never have been life- threatening.

Not all cancers found through screening can be cured.

Talk with a healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of screening, or visit cancercare.on.ca/obsp

ABOUT THE ONTARIO BREAST SCREENING PROGRAM (OBSP)

To learn more, visit cancercare.on.ca/obsp, or contact us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca or 1.866.662.9233 Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you do not want to receive OBSP letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233.

You can change your mind at any time.

If your address or phone number changes, please inform Service Ontario (OHIP) by calling 1.800.668.9938 or visiting ontario.ca/health-and-wellness/health-card-services.

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Ontario Breast Screening Program - Normal Result (no recall)

February 9, 2015

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Your Mammogram Result

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

On behalf of Cancer Care Ontario, I would like to thank you for taking care of your health and having a mammogram. Your most recent mammogram, completed in JAN/15, did not show any signs of breast cancer.

If you have any questions about your mammogram results, contact OBSP SAMPLE SITE at 222.333.4444 ext. 1 or 1.800.555.5555.

The OBSP recommends that women ages 50 to 74 have a mammogram every two years. However, after age 74, the benefits of regular screening are not proven.

Your health is very important and we encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider to make a personal decision about further screening. To continue screening through the OBSP, your healthcare provider will need to provide you with a referral. If you do not return for further screening, this will be your last letter from the program.

If you notice any changes in your breasts, please contact your healthcare provider.

As an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Cancer Care Ontario provides cancer screening programs to the people of Ontario. For more information about our screening programs, please visit www.ontario.ca/screenforlife, or contact us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233 or at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

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Ontario Cervical Screening Program - Invitation and Recall

(Correspondence Date)

(Letter Reference Number)

JANE SAMPLE
124 ANY STREET
ANY CITY ON A0A 0A0

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

We are writing to invite you to get screened for cervical cancer. This year, cervical cancer will be found in about 1,500 women in Canada and at least one woman will die every day from this disease. The good news is that you can take steps to protect yourself from cervical cancer by having regular Pap tests.

The Pap test is a screening test that looks for early warning signs of cervical cancer. As long as your test results are normal, you should have this screening test every three years. We will send you a letter about your Pap test result about a month after your test and another letter when it is time for your next cervical screening test.

Call your family doctor or nurse practitioner to book your Pap test appointment.

If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, the Health Care Connect program can help you find one for free. Call 1-800-445-1822 or visit www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect.

Having a Pap test is an important part of staying healthy. Cervical cancer can most often be prevented with regular screening and by having proper follow-up, if necessary. You can read more about cervical screening in the enclosed handout.

Protect your health. Book a Pap test today.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Rabeneck, MD MPH FRCPC
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario

For more information about our screening programs, please visit www.ontario.ca/screenforlife, or contact us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca or toll-free at 1-866-662-9233. If you do not want to get letters from Cancer Care Ontario about cancer screening call us at 1-866-662-9233.

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Ontario Cervical Screening Program - Invitation and Recall Reminder

April 24, 2014

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Several months ago we sent you a letter to invite you to get screened for cervical cancer with a Pap test. Women should have Pap tests once every three years until age 70.

This year, cervical cancer will be found in about 1,500 women in Canada and at least one woman will die every day from this disease. The good news is you can take steps to protect yourself from cervical cancer by having regular Pap tests.

The Pap test is a screening test that looks for early warning signs of cervical cancer. As long as your test results are normal, you should have the Pap test every three years. We will send you a letter about your Pap test result about a month after your test and another letter when it is time for your next cervical cancer screening test.

Call your family doctor or nurse practitioner to book your Pap test appointment.

If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, the Health Care Connect program can help you find one for free. Call 1.800.445.1822 or visit www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect.

Having a Pap test is an important part of staying healthy. Cervical cancer can most often be prevented with regular screening and by having proper follow-up, if necessary.

Protect your health. Book a Pap test today.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Rabeneck, MD MPH FRCPC
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario

For more information about our screening programs, please visit www.ontario.ca/screenforlife, or contact us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca or toll-free at 1-866-662-9233. If you do not want to get letters from Cancer Care Ontario about cancer screening call us at 1-866-662-9233.

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Ontario Cervical Screening Program - Normal Result Letter

(Correspondence Date)

(Letter Reference Number)

JANE SAMPLE
124 ANY STREET
ANY CITY ON A0A 0A0

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

My name is Linda Rabeneck and I'm a doctor with Cancer Care Ontario. I help to run Ontario's cancer screening programs and I want to thank you for taking the time to get a Pap test done. I am writing to let you know that your recent Pap test result is normal. Your healthcare provider should have the full report from the lab.

A normal result means that no cell changes were found on your cervix.

This is good news. However, it is important to continue to get Pap tests in the future because cell changes on the cervix can develop over time. Pap tests can help prevent cervical cancer or catch it earlier when it is easier to treat, and most women should have a pap test once every three years until the age of 70. Talk to you healthcare provideer about when you should have your next Pap test.

You will also find a handout in this mailing with more information about cervical cancer screening. Please keep in mind that no test is perfect and see your healthcare provider if you have unusual bleeding or discharge from your vagina.

Having a Pap test is an important part of staying healthy. Cervical cancer can most often be prevented with regular sdcreening and by having follow-up testing, if necessary.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Rabeneck, MD MPH FRCPC
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario

For more information about our screening programs, please visit www.ontario.ca/screenforlife, or contact us at screeenforlife@cancercare.on.ca or toll-free at 1-866-662-9233. If you do not want to get letters from Cancer Care Ontario about cancer screening call us at 1-866-662-9233.

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Ontario Cervical Screening Program - Unsatisfactory Result Letter

April 24, 2014

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

My name is Linda Rabeneck and I’m a doctor with Cancer Care Ontario. I help to run Ontario’s cancer screening programs and I want to thank you for taking the time to get a Pap test done. I am writing to let you know that the lab could not process your recent Pap test.

This is not a cause for concern. It means that you need to do your Pap test again or have another type of follow-up test.

A Pap test checks cells taken from the cervix to see if they look different from normal cells. When a lab can’t process the test, it often means that the sample did not have enough cells or that the cells could not be seen well enough under the microscope.

Your healthcare provider should have received the full report from the lab and may have already contacted you. If not, please make an appointment to discuss your result and arrange for a follow-up test.

You will also find a handout in this mailing with more information about cervical cancer screening. Please keep in mind that no test is perfect and see your healthcare provider if you have unusual bleeding or discharge from your vagina.

Having a Pap test is an important part of staying healthy. Cervical cancer can most often be prevented with regular screening and by having follow-up testing, if necessary.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Rabeneck, MD MPH FRCPC
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario

For more information about our screening programs, please visit www.ontario.ca/screenforlife, or contact us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca or toll-free at 1-866-662-9233. If you do not want to get letters from Cancer Care Ontario about cancer screening call us at 1-866-662-9233.

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Ontario Cervical Screening Program - Abnormal Result Letter

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1
Your Pap Test Result

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Having a regular Pap test is an important part of staying healthy. A Pap test takes cells from your cervix to be looked at with a microscope. Your recent test result was mildly abnormal. This means that some of the cells taken from your cervix do not look like normal cells.

Abnormal results do not mean that you have cancer. In most cases, abnormal cells return to normal on their own. Please read the fact sheet included with this letter for more information.

Your healthcare provider may have already contacted you about your test result. If not, it is important that you speak with him or her about further testing that is right for you. This may include another Pap test in about six months or other follow-up tests.

As an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, we provide cancer screening programs to the people of Ontario. We receive your personal health information from organizations and professionals that are directly involved in your care. We use this information to determine when you should receive letters for cancer screening and to provide you with the results of your screening tests. If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the Cancer Screening Programs: Participant Information Form found at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can change your mind at any time.

Thank you for taking care of your health and getting a Pap test. For more information, visit cancercare.on.ca/screenforlife or contact us at 1.866.662.9233 or screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Rabeneck, MD MPH FRCPC
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario

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Ontario Cervical Screening Program - Abnormal Result Follow Up Reminder

April 24, 2014

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

This is an important reminder from the Ontario Cervical Screening Program. We sent you a letter several months ago letting you know you had an abnormal Pap test result. Our records show that you are overdue for follow-up.

A Pap test is an important tool in preventing cervical cancer because it checks cell changes in the cervix before problems develop. An abnormal Pap test result means the cells taken from your cervix look different under a microscope from normal cells. Cell changes found through a Pap test are very rarely cancer, but do require follow-up testing.

Your healthcare provider should have received the full report about your test from the lab and may have already contacted you. If you have already had follow-up testing, please ignore this letter. If not, it is important that you contact your provider to talk about next steps and arrange for follow-up testing that is right for you.

You will also find a handout in this mailing with more information about what an abnormal Pap test means. We encourage you to read it and ask your healthcare provider any questions you might have.

Having a Pap test is an important part of staying healthy. In most cases, cervical cancer can be prevented with regular screening and by having follow-up testing, if necessary.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Rabeneck, MD MPH FRCPC
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario

For more information about our screening programs, please visit www.ontario.ca/screenforlife, or contact us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca or toll-free at 1-866-662-9233. If you do not want to get letters from Cancer Care Ontario about cancer screening call us at 1-866-662-9233.

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ColonCancerCheck - Invitation

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

We are writing to invite you to get checked for colon (bowel) cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in Ontario. After age 50, your risk of getting this disease goes up. The good news is that you can take steps to protect your health by doing an easy test called the fecal occult blood test (FOBT).

The FOBT is a safe and painless cancer screening test that checks your stool (poop) for tiny drops of blood, which can be caused by colon cancer. You can do the test in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and it only takes a few minutes a day on three different days to complete. Please see the back of this page to find out how to get checked with the FOBT.

If colon cancer is caught early, nine out of every 10 people with the disease can be cured. In its later stages, colon cancer can be treated, but beating it is less likely. If you do not get tested, you may miss out on the chance for early and more effective treatment.

Taking a few minutes to do the FOBT now could give you many more years with your friends and family.

Get checked today.

“Doing the FOBT was easy and I knew within a few weeks that my result was normal. I am thankful for the peace of mind!”

-Terry K., Guelph

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, you could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • Regular screening with the FOBT is a good way to find colon cancer early.
  • If you are 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Get your free FOBT from your family doctor or nurse practitioner.*
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

*If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, you can get your free FOBT from Telehealth Ontario by calling 1.866.797.0000; TTY: 1.866.797.0007.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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ColonCancerCheck - Invitation Reminder

February 11, 2015

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

You were recently sent a letter inviting you to get checked for colon (bowel) cancer. If you have already been checked, please ignore this letter. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in Ontario. After age 50, your risk of getting this disease goes up. The good news is that you can take steps to protect your health by doing an easy test called the fecal occult blood test (FOBT).

The FOBT is a safe and painless cancer screening test that checks your stool (poop) for tiny drops of blood, which can be caused by colon cancer. You can do the test in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and it only takes a few minutes a day on three different days to complete. Please see the back of this page to find out how to get checked with the FOBT.

If colon cancer is caught early, nine out of every 10 people with the disease can be cured. In its later stages, colon cancer can be treated, but beating it is less likely. If you do not get tested, you may miss out on the chance for early and more effective treatment.

Taking a few minutes to do the FOBT now could give you many more years with your friends and family.

Get checked today.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

“Doing the FOBT was easy and I knew within a few weeks that my result was normal. I am thankful for the peace of mind!”

-Terry K., Guelph

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, you could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • Regular screening with the FOBT is a good way to find colon cancer early.
  • If you are 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Get your free FOBT from your family doctor or nurse practitioner.*
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

*If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, you can get your free FOBT from Telehealth Ontario by calling 1.866.797.0000; TTY:1.866.797.0007.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screening letters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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ColonCancerCheck - Recall Letter

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

You have received this letter because it is time to be screened for colon cancer. Two years ago, you did a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) to screen for colon cancer. Regular screening is the best way to catch colon cancer early. If colon cancer is caught early, nine out of every 10 people with the disease can be cured.

Talk to your family doctor or nurse practitioner about your risk for colorectal cancer and which test is right for you.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, someone could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • If you are age 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Get your free FOBT from your family doctor or nurse practitioner.*
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

*If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, you can get your free FOBT from Telehealth Ontario by calling 1.866.797.0000; TTY: 1.866.797.0007.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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ColonCancerCheck - Recall Reminder

February 11, 2015
JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Several months ago, we sent you a letter to say that it is time to be screened for colon cancer with a fecal occult blood test (FOBT). If you have recently completed your screening, please ignore this letter. If not, please arrange to be screened for colon cancer. Talk to your family doctor or nurse practitioner about your risk for colon cancer and which test is right for you. Please turn this page over for more information.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, someone could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • If you are age 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Get your free FOBT from your family doctor or nurse practitioner.*
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

*If you do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, you can get your free FOBT from Telehealth Ontario by calling 1.866.797.0000; TTY: 1.866.797.0007.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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ColonCancerCheck - Normal Result Letter

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

YOUR TEST RESULT

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Thank you for sending us your fecal occult blood test (FOBT) to screen for colon cancer.

We have received the result and are pleased to tell you that your test was normal/negative. The lab has sent a copy of this result to the healthcare provider who ordered your test.

ColonCancerCheck recommends that people with a normal/negative result have another FOBT in two years. Unless you have instructed us otherwise, we will send a reminder at that time.

When caught early enough through regular screening, nine out of every 10 people with colon cancer can be cured.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

BE AWARE. KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.

You should see a healthcare provider if you notice these possible symptoms of colon cancer:

  • Your bowel movements have changed and have not returned to normal
  • You notice bright red or very dark blood in your stool (poop)
  • You keep having diarrhea, constipation or the feeling that your bowel does not empty all the way
  • Your stools have been narrower than usual for some time
  • Your stomach has felt uncomfortable for some time
  • You are losing weight and do not know why
  • You have been more tired than normal for some time
  • You are vomiting

You should also see a healthcare provider if you learn of a change in your family history of colon cancer.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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ColonCancerCheck - Indeterminate Result Letter

>FOBT could not be read

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

YOUR TEST RESULT

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Thank you for sending us your fecal occult blood test (FOBT) to screen for colon cancer. We are writing to tell you that we were unable to get a result from your test. This may have been because:

  • The date the stool was collected was not written on the test card
  • One of the windows on the test card did not have a sample
  • Your sample was on the wrong side of your test card
  • Your sample was too thick or too thin
  • There were technical issues

It is very important that you redo the test.

How do I repeat the test?

  1. Please contact your healthcare provider within the next six weeks to get another FOBT kit and lab requisition form.
  2. When you pick up your new kit and form, please take this letter with you when you go.
  3. Review the test instructions carefully. They are available in 28 languages at: health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/coloncancercheck/fobt.aspx.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, someone could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • Regular screening with the FOBT is the best way to find colon cancer early.
  • If you are age 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Get your free FOBT kit from your family doctor or nurse practitioner.
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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ColonCancerCheck - Indeterminate Result Reminder

February 11, 2015
JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

YOUR TEST RESULT

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Thank you for sending us your fecal occult blood test (FOBT) to screen for colon cancer. We are writing to remind you that we were unable to get a result from your test. This may have been because:

  • The date the stool was collected was not written on the test card
  • One of the windows on the test card did not have a sample
  • Your sample was on the wrong side of your test card
  • Your sample was too thick or too thin
  • There were technical issues

It is very important that you redo the test.

How do I repeat the test?

  1. Please contact your healthcare provider within the next six weeks to get another FOBT kit and lab requisition form.
  2. Read the test instructions carefully. They are available in 28 languages at: health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/coloncancercheck/fobt.aspx.

If you have already redone the test, please ignore this letter.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, someone could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • Regular screening with the FOBT is the best way to find colon cancer early.
  • If you are age 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Get your free FOBT kit from your family doctor or nurse practitioner.
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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ColonCancerCheck - Rejected Result Letter

>FOBT was rejected

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

YOUR TEST RESULT

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Thank you for sending us your fecal occult blood test (FOBT) to screen for colon cancer. The lab could not process your test because «Flap 1 Reject Reason».

It is very important that you redo the test.

How do I repeat the test?

  1. See your healthcare provider to get another FOBT kit and lab requisition form. Please do this within the next six weeks.
  2. When you pick up your new kit and form, please take this letter with you when you go.
  3. Read the test instructions carefully. They are available in 28 languages at: health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/coloncancercheck/fobt.aspx.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, someone could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • Regular screening with the FOBT is the best way to find colon cancer early.
  • If you are age 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Get your free FOBT kit from your family doctor or nurse practitioner.
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screening letters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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ColonCancerCheck - Rejected Result Reminder

February 11, 2015

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

YOUR TEST RESULT

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Thank you for sending us your fecal occult blood test (FOBT) to screen for colon cancer. We are writing to remind you that the lab could not process your test because «Flap 1 Reject Reason».

It is very important that you redo the test.

How do I repeat the test?

  1. See your healthcare provider to get another FOBT kit and lab requisition form. Please do this within the next six weeks.
  2. When you pick up your new kit and form, please take this letter with you when you go.
  3. Read the test instructions carefully. They are available in 28 languages at: health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/coloncancercheck/fobt.aspx.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, someone could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • Regular screening with the FOBT is the best way to find colon cancer early.
  • If you are age 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Get your free FOBT kit from your family doctor or nurse practitioner.
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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ColonCancerCheck - Abnormal Result Letter

>For a participant with a healthcare provider

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

YOUR TEST RESULT

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Thank you for completing your fecal occult blood test (FOBT) to screen for colon cancer. We are writing to let you know that your test result is abnormal.

As you may remember, the FOBT is a test that checks your stool (poop) for blood, which can be caused by colon (bowel) cancer. An abnormal result does not necessarily mean that you have colon cancer, but it does mean that additional testing is needed.

Your family doctor may recommend that you follow up with a colonoscopy to find out why there is blood in your stool. A colonoscopy is an examination of the colon using a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end. A colonoscopy is safe; it usually takes half an hour, and you can receive medication to make you comfortable. For more information about colonoscopy, please visit cancercare.on.ca/FOBTresult.

A colonoscopy can help protect your health. If colon cancer is caught early with a colonoscopy, nine out of every 10 people with the disease can be cured. If you have colon cancer and do not get tested, you may miss out on the chance for early and more effective treatment.

A copy of your FOBT result was sent to your family doctor. If you have not yet heard from your doctor, please contact his or her office within the next two weeks to discuss your abnormal result.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • After age 50, your risk of getting colon cancer goes up.
  • An abnormal FOBT result could mean you have colon cancer, even if you feel healthy.
  • An abnormal FOBT result could mean you have colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • Even if you have had normal FOBT results in the past, a new abnormal result means something has changed and you need a colonoscopy to find out why you have blood in your stool.
  • Only a colonoscopy can tell you if you have colon cancer.

YOUR NEXT STEPS

  1. Contact your family doctor within two weeks to book an appointment.
  2. Take this letter with you to the appointment.
  3. Discuss your FOBT result with your family doctor. Your doctor may advise you to have a colonoscopy.

If you have already contacted your healthcare provider or had follow-up testing, please ignore this letter.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

>For a participant with no healthcare provider

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

YOUR TEST RESULT

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Thank you for completing your fecal occult blood test (FOBT) to screen for colon cancer. We are writing to let you know that your test result is abnormal.

As you may remember, the FOBT is a test that checks your stool (poop) for blood, which can be caused by colon (bowel) cancer. An abnormal result does not necessarily mean that you have colon cancer, but it does mean that additional testing is needed.

It is recommended that you follow up with a colonoscopy to find out why there is blood in your stool. A colonoscopy is an examination of the colon using a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end. A colonoscopy is safe; it usually takes half an hour, and you can receive medication to make you comfortable. For more information about colonoscopy, please visit cancercare.on.ca/FOBTresult.

A colonoscopy can help protect your health. If colon cancer is caught early with a colonoscopy, nine out of every 10 people with the disease can be cured. If you have colon cancer and do not get tested, you may miss out on the chance for early and more effective treatment.

If you do not have a family doctor, please contact us to discuss next steps. You can reach us toll free at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please see the back of this page for further information.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • After age 50, your risk of getting colon cancer goes up.
  • An abnormal FOBT result could mean you have colon cancer, even if you feel healthy.
  • An abnormal FOBT result could mean you have colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • Even if you have had normal FOBT results in the past, a new abnormal result means something has changed and you need a colonoscopy to find out why you have blood in your stool.
  • Only a colonoscopy can tell you if you have colon cancer.

YOUR NEXT STEPS

Call us at 1.866.662.9233.

We will need to ensure we are speaking with the right person. Please have three of the following pieces of personal information ready:

  • Your name
  • Your home address
  • Your date of birth
  • Your health card number

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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ColonCancerCheck - Abnormal Result Reminder

February 11, 2015

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

YOUR TEST RESULT

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Thank you for completing your fecal occult blood test (FOBT) to screen for colon cancer. We are writing to remind you that your test result is abnormal.

As you may remember, the FOBT is a test that checks your stool (poop) for blood, which can be caused by colon (bowel) cancer. An abnormal result does not necessarily mean that you have colon cancer, but it does mean that additional testing is needed.

Your family doctor may recommend that you follow up with a colonoscopy to find out why there is blood in your stool. A colonoscopy is an examination of the colon using a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end. A colonoscopy is safe; it usually takes half an hour, and you can receive medication to make you comfortable. For more information about colonoscopy, please visit cancercare.on.ca/FOBTresult.

A colonoscopy can help protect your health. If colon cancer is caught early with a colonoscopy, nine out of every 10 people with the disease can be cured. If you have colon cancer and do not get tested, you may miss out on the chance for early and more effective treatment.

A copy of your FOBT result was sent to your family doctor. If you have not yet heard from your doctor, please contact his or her office within the next two weeks to discuss your abnormal result. If you have already contacted your healthcare provider or had follow-up testing, please ignore this letter.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • After age 50, your risk of getting colon cancer goes up.
  • An abnormal FOBT result could mean you have colon cancer, even if you feel healthy.
  • An abnormal FOBT result could mean you have colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • Even if you have had normal FOBT results in the past, a new abnormal result means something has changed and you need a colonoscopy to find out why you have blood in your stool.
  • Only a colonoscopy can tell you if you have colon cancer.

YOUR NEXT STEPS

  1. Contact your family doctor within two weeks to book an appointment.
  2. Take this letter with you to the appointment.
  3. Discuss your FOBT result with your family doctor. Your doctor may advise you to have a colonoscopy.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at www.cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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Physician-Linked Correspondance - ColonCancerCheck – Invitation

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

We are writing on behalf of Dr. <FIRSTNAME> <LASTNAME> to invite you to get checked for colon (bowel) cancer.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Ontario. After age 50, your risk of getting this disease goes up. The good news is that you can take steps to protect your health by doing an easy test called the fecal occult blood test (FOBT).

The FOBT is a safe and painless cancer screening test that checks your stool (poop) for tiny drops of blood, which can be caused by colon cancer. You can do the test in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and it only takes a few minutes a day on three different days to complete. Please see the back of this page to find out how to get checked with the FOBT.

If colon cancer is caught early, 9 out of every 10 people with the disease can be cured. In its later stages, colon cancer can be treated, but beating it is less likely. If you do not get tested, you may miss out on the chance for early and more effective treatment.

Taking a few minutes to do the FOBT now could give you many more years with your friends and family.

Get checked today.

“Doing the FOBT was easy and I knew within a few weeks that my result was normal. I am thankful for the peace of mind!”

-Terry K., Guelph

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

Please note: if you are unsure why you received this letter, speak with your doctor.

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, you could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • Regular screening with the FOBT is a good way to find colon cancer early.
  • If you are 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Call your family doctor or nurse practitioner to book an appointment to get your free FOBT kit.*
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

*If you no longer have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, you can get your free FOBT from Telehealth Ontario by calling 1-866-828- 9213; TTY: 1-866-797-0007.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters. You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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Physician-Linked Correspondance - ColonCancerCheck - Invitation Reminder

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

You were recently sent a letter on behalf of Dr.<FIRSTNAME><LASTNAME> inviting you to get checked for colon (bowel) cancer.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Ontario. After age 50, your risk of getting this disease goes up. The good news is that you can take steps to protect your health by doing an easy test called the fecal occult blood test (FOBT).

The FOBT is a safe and painless cancer screening test that checks your stool (poop) for tiny drops of blood, which can be caused by colon cancer. You can do the test in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and it only takes a few minutes a day on three different days to complete. Please see the back of this page to find out how to get checked with the FOBT.

If colon cancer is caught early, 9 out of every 10 people with the disease can be cured. In its later stages, colon cancer can be treated, but beating it is less likely. If you do not get tested, you may miss out on the chance for early and more effective treatment.

Taking a few minutes to do the FOBT now could give you many more years with your friends and family.

Get checked today.

“Doing the FOBT was easy and I knew within a few weeks that my result was normal. I am thankful for the peace of mind!” -Terry K., Guelph

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

Please note: if you are unsure why you received this letter, speak with your doctor.

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, you could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • Regular screening with the FOBT is a good way to find colon cancer early.
  • If you are 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Call your family doctor or nurse practitioner to book an appointment to get your free FOBT kit.*
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

*If you no longer have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, you can get your free FOBT from Telehealth Ontario by calling 1-866-828- 9213; TTY: 1-866-797-0007.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters . You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca .

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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Physician-Linked Correspondance - ColonCancerCheck - Recall Letter

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

We are sending this letter on behalf of Dr. <FIRSTNAME> <LASTNAME> who would like you to book an appointment to talk about your next colon cancer screening test.

You have received this letter because it is time to be screened for colon cancer. Two years ago, you did a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) to screen for colon cancer. Regular screening is the best way to catch colon cancer early. If colon cancer is caught early, 9 out of every 10 people with the disease can be cured.

Please turn this page over for more information.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

Please note: if you are unsure why you received this letter, speak with your doctor.

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, someone could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • If you are age 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Call your family doctor or nurse practitioner to book an appointment to get your free FOBT kit.*
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

*If you no longer have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, you can get your free FOBT from Telehealth Ontario by calling 1-866-828- 9213; TTY: 1-866-797-0007.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters . You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca .

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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Physician-Linked Correspondance - ColonCancerCheck - Recall Reminder

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

We are sending this letter on behalf of Dr.<FIRSTNAME> <LASTNAME> who would like you to book an appointment to talk about your next colon cancer screening test.

Several months ago, we sent you a letter to say that it is time to be screened for colon cancer with a fecal occult blood test (FOBT).

Please turn this page over for more information.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control

Please note: if you are unsure why you received this letter, speak with your doctor.

GET THE FACTS. GET CHECKED.

  • Without screening, someone could have colon cancer and not know it.
  • If you are age 50 years or older, you should do the FOBT every two years.
  • You should still get screened for colon cancer, even if no one else in your family has had the disease.
  • If your parent, brother, sister or child has had colon cancer, you should speak to your doctor because you may need a different test called a colonoscopy.

HOW TO GET CHECKED WITH THE FOBT

  1. Call your family doctor or nurse practitioner to book an appointment to get your free FOBT kit.*
  2. Complete your FOBT. The test comes with simple instructions.
  3. Mail your FOBT or drop it off at the lab. Expect results back in the next few weeks.

*If you no longer have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, you can get your free FOBT from Telehealth Ontario by calling 1-866-828- 9213; TTY: 1-866-797-0007.

To learn more about colon cancer screening, please visit ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or for more information about our screening letters, visit us at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters . You can also call us at 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca .

If you do not want to receive screening letters from Cancer Care Ontario, complete the form at cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233. You may change your mind at any time.

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Physician-Linked Correspondance - ColonCancerCheck – Invitation (French)

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Cher(e) JANE SAMPLE:

Nous vous écrivons au nom du Dr <FIRSTNAME> <LASTNAME> pour vous inviter à passer un examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon (de l’intestin).

Le cancer du côlon est la deuxième cause de décès par suite d’un cancer en Ontario. Après 50 ans, votre risque d’être atteint de cette maladie s’élève. La bonne nouvelle, c’est que vous pouvez prendre des mesures pour protéger votre santé en passant un examen facile à réaliser appelé test du sang occulte fécal (TSOF).

Le TSOF est un examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon sans danger et indolore qui vérifie la présence de petites gouttes de sang dans vos selles, ce qui peut être provoqué par un cancer du côlon. Vous pouvez passer cet examen facilement dans le confort et l’intimité de votre foyer, et il ne faut que quelques minutes pendant trois jours pour le faire. Pour savoir comment passer un examen à l’aide du TSOF, voir au verso.

Si le cancer du côlon est décelé de façon précoce, neuf personnes sur 10 peuvent être guéries. Aux stades plus avancés, le cancer du côlon peut être traité mais est moins susceptible de disparaître. Si vous ne passez pas d’examen, vous pourriez ne pas recevoir un traitement précoce qui est plus efficace.

En prenant quelques minutes pour faire le TSOF dès aujourd’hui, vous pourriez profiter de bien d’autres années avec vos amis et votre famille. Passez un examen maintenant.

« Le TSOF a été facile à réaliser et j’ai su en quelques semaines que mes résultats étaient normaux. Je suis tellement contente d’être rassurée! » -Terry K., Guelph

Cordialement,

Dre Linda Rabeneck
Vice-présidente, Prévention et lutte contre le cancer
Action Cancer Ontario

Veuillez prendre note : si vous ne savez pas pour quelle raison vous avez reçu cette lettre, parlez-en à votre médecin.

RENSEIGNEZ-VOUS. PASSEZ UN EXAMEN

  • Sans examen de dépistage, vous pourriez avoir un cancer du côlon et ne pas le savoir.
  • Les examens périodiques à l’aide du TSOF sont une bonne façon de déceler rapidement le cancer du côlon.
  • Si vous avez 50 ans ou plus, vous devriez passer un TSOF tous les deux ans.
  • Vous devriez quand même passer un examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon même si personne dans votre famille n’a eu cette maladie.
  • Si votre père ou votre mère, un frère, une sœur ou un de vos enfants a eu un cancer du côlon, vous devriez en parler à votre médecin parce que vous aurez peut-être besoin d’un autre examen appelé coloscopie.

COMMENT PASSER UN EXAMEN AVEC LE TSOF

  1. Procurez-vous gratuitement votre TSOF auprès de votre médecin de famille ou de votre infirmière praticienne.*
  2. Faites votre TSOF. Le test s’accompagne d’instructions simples
  3. Postez votre TSOF ou laissez-le au laboratoire. Les résultats devraient vous parvenir après quelques semaines.

*Si vous n’avez pas de médecin de famille ou d’infirmière praticienne, vous pouvez vous procurer gratuitement votre TSOF auprès de Télésanté Ontario en composant le 1-866-828-9213; TTY: 1-866-797-0007.

Pour en savoir davantage à propos du dépistage du cancer du côlon, consultez le site ontario.ca/coloncancercheck k ou, pour en savoir davantage à propos de nos lettres de dépistage, consultez notre site à l’adresse cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters . Vous pouvez également nous joindre au 1-866-662-9233, du lundi au vendredi (8 h 30 à 17 h) ou par courriel à l’adresse screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca .

Si vous ne souhaitez pas recevoir de lettre de dépistage de la part de Action Cancer Ontario, remplissez le formulaire à l’adresse cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters ou composez le numéro sans frais 1-866-662-9233. Vous pouvez changer d’avis en tout temps.

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Physician-Linked Correspondance - ColonCancerCheck - Invitation Reminder (French)

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Cher(e) JANE SAMPLE:

Nous vous avons récemment fait parvenir une lettre au nom du Dr <FIRSTNAME> <LASTNAME> pour vous inviter à passer un examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon (de l’intestin).

Le cancer du côlon est la deuxième cause de décès par suite d’un cancer en Ontario. Après 50 ans, votre risque d’être atteint de cette maladie s’élève. La bonne nouvelle, c’est que vous pouvez prendre des mesures pour protéger votre santé en passant un examen facile à réaliser appelé test du sang occulte fécal (TSOF).

Le TSOF est un examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon sans danger et indolore qui vérifie la présence de petites gouttes de sang dans vos selles, ce qui peut être provoqué par un cancer du côlon. Vous pouvez passer cet examen facilement dans le confort et l’intimité de votre foyer, et il ne faut que quelques minutes pendant trois jours pour le faire. Pour savoir comment passer un examen à l’aide du TSOF, voir au verso.

Si le cancer du côlon est décelé de façon précoce, neuf personnes sur 10 peuvent être guéries. Aux stades plus avancés, le cancer du côlon peut être traité mais est moins susceptible de disparaître. Si vous ne passez pas d’examen, vous pourriez ne pas recevoir un traitement précoce qui est plus efficace.

En prenant quelques minutes pour faire le TSOF dès aujourd’hui, vous pourriez profiter de bien d’autres années avec vos amis et votre famille. Passez un examen maintenant.

« Le TSOF a été facile à réaliser et j’ai su en quelques semaines que mes résultats étaient normaux. Je suis tellement contente d’être rassurée! » -Terry K., Guelph

Cordialement,

Dre Linda Rabeneck
Vice-présidente, Prévention et lutte contre le cancer
Action Cancer Ontario

Veuillez prendre note : si vous ne savez pas pour quelle raison vous avez reçu cette lettre, parlez-en à votre médecin.

RENSEIGNEZ-VOUS. PASSEZ UN EXAMEN

  • Sans examen de dépistage, vous pourriez avoir un cancer du côlon et ne pas le savoir.
  • Les examens périodiques à l’aide du TSOF sont une bonne façon de déceler rapidement le cancer du côlon.
  • Si vous avez 50 ans ou plus, vous devriez passer un TSOF tous les deux ans.
  • Vous devriez quand même passer un examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon même si personne dans votre famille n’a eu cette maladie.
  • Si votre père ou votre mère, un frère, une sœur ou un de vos enfants a eu un cancer du côlon, vous devriez en parler à votre médecin parce que vous aurez peut-être besoin d’un autre examen appelé coloscopie.

COMMENT PASSER UN EXAMEN AVEC LE TSOF

  1. Procurez-vous gratuitement votre TSOF auprès de votre médecin de famille ou de votre infirmière praticienne.*
  2. Faites votre TSOF. Le test s’accompagne d’instructions simples
  3. Postez votre TSOF ou laissez-le au laboratoire. Les résultats devraient vous parvenir après quelques semaines.

*Si vous n’avez pas de médecin de famille ou d’infirmière praticienne, vous pouvez vous procurer gratuitement votre TSOF auprès de Télésanté Ontario en composant le 1-866-828-9213; TTY: 1-866-797-0007.

Pour en savoir davantage à propos du dépistage du cancer du côlon, consultez le site ontario.ca/coloncancercheck k ou, pour en savoir davantage à propos de nos lettres de dépistage, consultez notre site à l’adresse cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters . Vous pouvez également nous joindre au 1-866-662-9233, du lundi au vendredi (8 h 30 à 17 h) ou par courriel à l’adresse screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca .

Si vous ne souhaitez pas recevoir de lettre de dépistage de la part de Action Cancer Ontario, remplissez le formulaire à l’adresse cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters ou composez le numéro sans frais 1-866-662-9233. Vous pouvez changer d’avis en tout temps.

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Physician-Linked Correspondance - ColonCancerCheck - Recall Letter (French)

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Cher(e) JANE SAMPLE:

Nous vous faisons parvenir cette lettre au nom du Dr <FIRSTNAME> <LASTNAME>, qui aimerait que vous preniez rendez-vous pour parler de votre prochain examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon.

Vous avez reçu cette lettre étant donné qu’il est temps pour vous de passer un examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon. Il y a deux ans, vous avez fait un test du sang occulte fécal (TSOF) pour le dépistage du cancer du côlon. Les examens de dépistage périodiques constituent la meilleure méthode pour déceler le cancer du côlon de façon précoce. Si le cancer est décelé rapidement, neuf personnes sur 10 atteintes de la maladie peuvent être guéries.

Veuillez consulter les renseignements complémentaires au verso de cette page.

Cordialement,

Dre Linda Rabeneck
Vice-présidente, Prévention et lutte contre le cancer
Action Cancer Ontario

Veuillez prendre note : si vous ne savez pas pour quelle raison vous avez reçu cette lettre, parlez-en à votre médecin.

RENSEIGNEZ-VOUS. PASSEZ UN EXAMEN

  • Sans examen de dépistage, vous pourriez avoir un cancer du côlon et ne pas le savoir.
  • Les examens périodiques à l’aide du TSOF sont une bonne façon de déceler rapidement le cancer du côlon.
  • Si vous avez 50 ans ou plus, vous devriez passer un TSOF tous les deux ans.
  • Vous devriez quand même passer un examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon même si personne dans votre famille n’a eu cette maladie.
  • Si votre père ou votre mère, un frère, une sœur ou un de vos enfants a eu un cancer du côlon, vous devriez en parler à votre médecin parce que vous aurez peut-être besoin d’un autre examen appelé coloscopie.

COMMENT PASSER UN EXAMEN AVEC LE TSOF

  1. Procurez-vous gratuitement votre TSOF auprès de votre médecin de famille ou de votre infirmière praticienne.*
  2. Faites votre TSOF. Le test s’accompagne d’instructions simples
  3. Postez votre TSOF ou laissez-le au laboratoire. Les résultats devraient vous parvenir après quelques semaines.

*Si vous n’avez pas de médecin de famille ou d’infirmière praticienne, vous pouvez vous procurer gratuitement votre TSOF auprès de Télésanté Ontario en composant le 1-866-828-9213; TTY: 1-866-797-0007.

Pour en savoir davantage à propos du dépistage du cancer du côlon, consultez le site ontario.ca/coloncancercheck k ou, pour en savoir davantage à propos de nos lettres de dépistage, consultez notre site à l’adresse cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters . Vous pouvez également nous joindre au 1-866-662-9233, du lundi au vendredi (8 h 30 à 17 h) ou par courriel à l’adresse screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca .

Si vous ne souhaitez pas recevoir de lettre de dépistage de la part de Action Cancer Ontario, remplissez le formulaire à l’adresse cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters ou composez le numéro sans frais 1-866-662-9233. Vous pouvez changer d’avis en tout temps.

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Physician-Linked Correspondance - ColonCancerCheck - Recall Reminder (French)

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

Cher(e) JANE SAMPLE:

Nous vous faisons parvenir cette lettre au nom du Dr <FIRSTNAME> <LASTNAME>, qui aimerait que vous preniez rendez-vous pour parler de votre prochain examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon.

Il y a quelques mois, vous avez reçu une lettre indiquant qu’il était temps pour vous de passer un nouvel examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon à l’aide du test du sang occulte fécal (TSOF).

Veuillez consulter les renseignements complémentaires au verso de cette page

Cordialement,

Dre Linda Rabeneck
Vice-présidente, Prévention et lutte contre le cancer
Action Cancer Ontario

Veuillez prendre note : si vous ne savez pas pour quelle raison vous avez reçu cette lettre, parlez-en à votre médecin.

RENSEIGNEZ-VOUS. PASSEZ UN EXAMEN

  • Sans examen de dépistage, vous pourriez avoir un cancer du côlon et ne pas le savoir.
  • Les examens périodiques à l’aide du TSOF sont une bonne façon de déceler rapidement le cancer du côlon.
  • Si vous avez 50 ans ou plus, vous devriez passer un TSOF tous les deux ans.
  • Vous devriez quand même passer un examen de dépistage du cancer du côlon même si personne dans votre famille n’a eu cette maladie.
  • Si votre père ou votre mère, un frère, une sœur ou un de vos enfants a eu un cancer du côlon, vous devriez en parler à votre médecin parce que vous aurez peut-être besoin d’un autre examen appelé coloscopie.

COMMENT PASSER UN EXAMEN AVEC LE TSOF

  1. Procurez-vous gratuitement votre TSOF auprès de votre médecin de famille ou de votre infirmière praticienne.*
  2. Faites votre TSOF. Le test s’accompagne d’instructions simples
  3. Postez votre TSOF ou laissez-le au laboratoire. Les résultats devraient vous parvenir après quelques semaines.

*Si vous n’avez pas de médecin de famille ou d’infirmière praticienne, vous pouvez vous procurer gratuitement votre TSOF auprès de Télésanté Ontario en composant le 1-866-828-9213; TTY: 1-866-797-0007.

Pour en savoir davantage à propos du dépistage du cancer du côlon, consultez le site ontario.ca/coloncancercheck k ou, pour en savoir davantage à propos de nos lettres de dépistage, consultez notre site à l’adresse cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters . Vous pouvez également nous joindre au 1-866-662-9233, du lundi au vendredi (8 h 30 à 17 h) ou par courriel à l’adresse screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca .

Si vous ne souhaitez pas recevoir de lettre de dépistage de la part de Action Cancer Ontario, remplissez le formulaire à l’adresse cancercare.on.ca/screeningletters ou composez le numéro sans frais 1-866-662-9233. Vous pouvez changer d’avis en tout temps.

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