Dr. Davis’ Tips for Cancer Screening in Primary Care

This blog is brought to you by Dr. Meghan Davis, Regional Primary Care Lead and Screen for Life Mobile Coach Lead for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Regional Cancer Program, with support of the Integrated Cancer Screening Team. Dr. Davis is also a Family Physician with a private practice in east-end Hamilton. Here you will find relevant information about topics that matter to your practice and your patients. If you ever have any questions about anything that you read on this blog, you can contact Dr. Davis directly at dr.meghan.davis@gmail.com.

Post Colposcopy Discharge Cervical Cancer Screening in Primary Care

For patients who have been to colposcopy, knowing their HPV status can help determine how often they should have follow-up Pap tests. Because HPV testing is not publically funded it is not currently the standard of care if a patient does not/cannot pay. However it is an option for women who find annual screening post […]
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Identifying Smokers in your Practice

I recently read an article on health care that included the phrase, “What gets measured gets managed.” It’s such a good quote and applies to so many aspects of medicine. For example, we now have an EMR that facilitates measurement. CCO’s 2013 Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario estimates that 15 per cent of all new […]
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Pap Day helps women stay up-to-date with cervical screening

When my nurse called patients who were overdue for their Pap tests, many said they found it difficult to book an appointment due to work. So two weeks ago we had a Pap Day on a Saturday morning, booking in 20 patients. Many were patients I had not seen for a long time and were […]
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Coming to Hamilton -- Cancer Screening Workshop

Mark April 5 on your calendars — Cancer Screening Workshop Hamilton Back by popular demand is our second Hamilton based Cancer Screening Workshop. This will be our third workshop and we are continually improving it based on the attendees’ feedback. This workshop is open to anyone in primary care who provides cancer screening We strive […]
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Thank You Niagara!

And the OSCAR goes to….. Thank you Niagara for being warm, receptive and active participants at the March 1 Cancer Screening Workshop. Although the theme of the event was the OSCARs – with golden chocolate awards….the real winner was a concept – TEAMWORK . The hosting team included public health, the Regional Cancer Program and […]
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