Dr. Davis’ Tips for Cancer Screening in Primary Care

This blog is by Dr. Meghan Davis, Regional Primary Care Lead and Mobile Cancer Screening Coach Lead for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Regional Cancer Program. Dr. Davis is also a Family Physician in east-end Hamilton. Primary Care Providers will find relevant information about topics that matter to their practice and  patients. Scroll to the bottom of this page to subscribe. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Davis directly at dr.meghan.davis@gmail.com.

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 with previous unsatisfactory FIT results Eligible average risk people awaiting organ transplant LifeLabs will continue […]

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.  A detailed tip sheet can be found here.  Below is a brief summary of the suggestions […]

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 2020, please direct referrals to the program closest to your patient’s home […]

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 of at least three months. This includes: Screening mammography through the Ontario Breast Screening Program; Screening mammography, […]


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 quick tips: Make sure that your patient is age-eligible for screening […]

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