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Resources for Primary Care Providers

We are offering certified courses online to better serve the healthcare community – all of which are free and accessible anytime, anywhere.
This site offers credits for courses on Cancer Screening, as well as Aboriginal Relationship and Cultural Competency courses.

Please visit the e-learning site.

Physician-linked correspondence
A proven way to get more of your patients screened for cancer.

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Primary Care Providers are supported in providing prevention, screening and cancer care through guidelines and other tools developed by Cancer Care Ontario, Regional Cancer Programs, and partner organizations. Resources outlined below can be accessed at:

Physician linked correspondence

Cancer Screening

Quality Improvement Toolkit

Breast Screening

Cervical Screening

Colorectal Screening

Lung Screening

Prostate Screening Position Statement and Supporting Documents

Referrals – when to refer, with algorithms
Diagnostic Assessment Program - manage and coordinate diagnostic care
Follow-up care for Cancer Survivors
Symptom Management and Palliative Care – from diagnosis onward
  • ESAS (Edmonton Symptom Assessment System)
    A valid and reliable assessment tool to screen for the intensity of nine common symptoms experienced by cancer patients: pain, tiredness, nausea, depression, anxiety, drowsiness, appetite, well-being and shortness of breath. The score guides symptom management.
  • Canadian Virtual Hospice
    An information and resources website serving professionals, individuals and their families. CCO symptom management materials are also posted to this website.
  • Pink Notes
    A list of resources developed by the South West Regional Cancer Program to support your breast cancer patients
  • Blue Notes
    The South West Regional Cancer Program, in collaboration with colleagues in the Erie St. Clair region, developed the Blue Notes resource guide for primary care providers to help manage patients who are transitioning to colorectal cancer survivorship.
  • Advanced Care Planning Quality Improvement Plan Toolkit

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Last modified: Wed, Oct 26, 2016
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