Dr. Meghan Davis Blog

Oct292020No Comments

FIT Resumption

As of October 20th, 2020, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has recommended that primary care resume screening with FIT for ALL eligible people. As a reminder here are some key things for FIT testing: *FIT is for non-high risk patients age 50-74. *High risk patients...
Sep112020No Comments

Cancer Screening Resumption COVID-19 – FIT Testing Restart

As of August 25, 2020, LifeLabs will start accepting new fecal immunochemical test (FIT) requisitions for groups at higher risk of colorectal cancer: Average risk people over age 60 who have never been screened for colorectal cancer Average risk people...
Jul062020No Comments

Cancer Screening Resumption during COVID-19 Pandemic

Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) is now suggesting a gradual resumption of cancer screening. A key principle in their approach is balancing the benefits of organized cancer screening with the demands on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Apr142020No Comments

Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program in HNHB Region

Do you have a patient that you are concerned has lung cancer? There are three sites you can refer patients to in our Region: Josephs Healthcare in Hamilton Niagara Health in St. Catharines Brant Community Healthcare System in Brantford. As of April 1st...
Apr072020No Comments

Defer Cancer Screening during COVID-19 Pandemic

In alignment with the Pandemic Planning Clinical Guideline for Patients with Cancer provided to us by Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) all routine cancer screening in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Regional Cancer Program is deferred for period...
Nov202019No Comments

5 QUICK FIT TIPS FROM ACROSS ONTARIO

5 QUICK FIT TIPS FROM ACROSS ONTARIO Since the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) launch on June 24, 2019, about 200,000 FIT kits have been distributed to patients in Ontario! To continue to support you and your patients in screening with FIT, here are 5...
Aug012019No Comments

Follow-up for FIT+ Patients in HNHB

FIT testing, as the primary screening method for average risk individuals, launched across the province on June 24. For patients with a positive test, there is a high probability of having colon cancer or a high-risk, complicated polyp. As Cancer Care...
Aug012019No Comments

Target Population/Service Report (TPSR)

We are approaching the September deadline for Cumulative Preventative Care Bonus submission, which is Sept. 10 for paper claims and Sept. 18 for electronic claims. A helpful tool for this calculation for enrolled model physicians is the TPSR reports....
Jul252019No Comments

Are you feeling FIT? Helpful tips for distributing FIT kits to patients

The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) has received an overwhelming response by the primary care community since launching on June 24. In fact, LifeLabs has already received over 60,000 FIT requisitions province-wide. Thank you for all your help with this...
Jul232019No Comments

Hot off the Press

Want to share the news about FIT on your bulletin boards and TV screens? Check out these 8.5 x 11 posters and TV screen images from Cancer Care Ontario and the Regional Cancer Program: For your bulletin boards: • Cancer Care Ontario’s poster, featuring...