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May302016No Comments

Offering women informed choices for breast cancer screening

There’s lots of discussion about breast cancer screening, and I believe that offering informed choice for patients is key. Women are eligible to participate in the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) if they are Ontario residents between the ages...
May252016No Comments

Screening Saves Lives

OHSWEKEN – A mobile cancer screening detection unit is here in Ohsweken as part of this years’ Community Awareness Week. One of the most important safety precautions someone can do in regards to cancer is finding out early on what your risks may be,...
May242016No Comments

Helping patients facing a higher risk of breast cancer

How can we best help the one per cent of patients facing a higher risk for breast cancer? The Ontario Breast Screening Program Guidelines Summary includes screening information for women at high risk. Who’s eligible? (Women 30 – 69) Category A: These...
May102016No Comments

Inspiring videos on breast screening for your English-as-a-Second-Language patients

Looking for an easy and effective way to reach your English-as-a-Second-Language patients who are eligible for breast screening? Patient-friendly videos are available in four languages — Arabic, Bengali, Mandarin and Hindi. In the video for Arabic-speaking...
May042016No Comments

‘Poop Test’ video offers patient-friendly instruction on the FOBT

Did you know the rejection rate for the FOBT test is 6 per cent in Ontario? I made this instructional ‘Poop Test’ video to help patients do the test correctly. I refer my patients to it when I give them the FOBT kit, and you can too. It’s easy to...