Health Care Professionals


Your Role in Ontario's Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

Primary Care Physicians

As a Primary Care Physician you are the first point of access for offering screening to average risk individuals 50 years and older, and for identifying patients at increased risk. Your role in the ColonCancerCheck program includes :

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Nurse Practitioners

As a Nurse Practitioner in a primary care setting you can play an active role in the ColonCancerCheck program by :

Registered Nurses

As a Registered Nurse your role in the ColonCancerCheck program includes :

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Pharmacists have an important role in helping more Ontarians who do not have a family physician to access screening for colorectal cancer :

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Specialists, including gastroenterologists, general surgeons and pathologists, are responsible for :

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Community Laboratories

Ontario’s community laboratories play an important role in supporting increased screening rates under the ColonCancerCheck program by :

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For More Information

For more information about ColonCancerCheck, call ServiceOntario INFOline at 1-866-410-5853.
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TTY 1-800-387-5559.
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