Life is busy and a lot has been put on hold over the last two years. The Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Regional Cancer Program is encouraging everyone to “Get Back on Track” with cancer screening.
Pandemic-related delays in access to health care services has created a significant backlog of individuals who are overdue for cancer screening. Approximately 31,000 residents are overdue for breast screening and 47,000 residents are overdue for cervical screening in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Region. The HNHB Regional Cancer Program knows life is busy and a lot has been put on hold over the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why the HNHB Regional Cancer Program would like to remind everyone of the importance of cancer screening.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 24th-30th is Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, so there is no better time to #GetBackOnTrack. The HNHB Regional Cancer Program will be visiting location GO stations, speedways and running tracks this fall to share some information about cancer screening. Follow along with us this fall over on our Facebook page (@screenforlifecoach) or on Twitter (@HNHB_Cancer).
Individuals can get back on track this Fall by:
- Booking a mammogram at a local Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) site
- Scheduling a Pap test with a primary care provider (PCP);
- Ordering an at-home colon kit; and
- Finding out more about their risk of developing cancer by visiting www.mycancerIQ.ca.
For organizations wanting to also promote the #GetBackonTrack campaign:
- Resources, such as posters, can be downloaded here.