Cancer Screening Resources

Here you’ll find helpful resources related to screening, including referral forms, Screening Activity Report Information, presentations and more.

Colon Cancer Screening Instructional Video for the FOBT
This video was made to help people complete the FOBT kit to screen for colon cancer. Please feel free to download the video by clicking above. You can also view the video below.

This video includes detailed instruction about the different screening tests for colon cancer, what is involved, who should be getting screened, and more.

This video is meant to be a resource for providers and the public as an instructional video to help people understand screening and more specifically how to complete the Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) correctly.

The video was created by Dr. Meghan Davis, Regional Primary Care Lead for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Regional Cancer Program, along with a team of people who are outlined in the credits of the video.

Please feel free to download a copy of the video to share with your patients from Vimeo.

Other Resources

Cancer Care Ontario Cancer Screening E-Bulletins
January 2017

SAR information
One of the ways that CCO is working with Primary Care Providers to increase screening rates is with the development of the Screening Activity Report (SAR). Its purpose is to support Patient Enrolment Model (PEM) primary care physicians in improving their cancer screening rates and appropriate follow-ups by providing current information on screening-related activity and helping providers better understand CCO’s cancer screening guidelines. To find out how to access your SAR Report please click here.

To find out how to register on ONEID and how to access your Screening Activity Report visit:

To learn more about the screening guidelines visit:

For more information on where your patients can go for screening visit:

To find out more information about cancer services in our region visit:

Screening Activity Report for Physicians

sar-reportThe Screening Activity Report (SAR) provides patient enrollment model (PEM) primary care physicians with a supplementary tool for improving their cancer screening rates and appropriate follow-up for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening. To learn more about the Screening Activity Report available to physicians from Cancer Care Ontario please click here.

Physician Linked Correspondence


Adding a family doctor’s name to a letter inviting patients to get screened for cancer has been shown to significantly increase the change that patients will get screened. With this in mind, CCO is inviting family physicians to agree to have their name on correspondence to patients. CCO will be starting with the Colon Cancer Check and then will expand to include breast and cervical cancer. To see a sample letter of what your patients will receive if you participate in this program, please click here.

If you would like to participate in this program, please click here for the consent form.

To see the letters that your patients will be receiving please click here.

If you have a patient who does not want to receive letters or has moved recently, they should fill out and mail in a Patient Information Form.

High Risk Breast Screening

Regular breast screening in the Ontario Breast Screening Program commences at 50 years of age. Some women however may be considered to be at higher risk for developing breast cancer. The high risk breast screening program requires a physicians referral.

For more information about the program, please click here.

To download a copy of the referral form, please click here.

Online Learning for Mainpro Credits


Cancer Care Ontario has developed an e-learning site which includes a wide range of trainings related to cancer screening, resources available to primary care and aboriginal relationship and cultural competency. Each training is Mainpro-M! Accredited and are only about 30 mins long.