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(Main Site) 421 Greenbrook Drive | Unit #23B | Kitchener | Ontario | N2M 4K1 | PHONE: (519) 578-3510 | FAX: (519) 578-6040

Preventive Care

Patients who are enrolled with our physicians have the benefit of being part of our Preventive Care services. Our Health Outcomes Assessor ensures that searches in the electronic medical records are kept up-to-date. Patients who require testing are identified and notified by phone and/or mail.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy 

New Vision is working with St. Mary's General Hospital and Grand River Hospital in collaboration with the Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program to provide colorectal cancer screening for our patients.  Colorectal Cancer is a cancer that can be detected through simple screening tests. Screening for colorectal cancer can detect cancer early before you experience any symptoms or pain. Patients 50-74 years of age and who meet specific criteria, will be offered consultation to review colorectal cancer screening options by a RN Educator.  

Patient information guide can be viewed, by clicking here.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Debbie or Angela at 519-749-6578 ext 4046 or 4047.

ColonCancerCheck

Ontario has among the highest rates of colorectal cancer in the world. A person with colorectal cancer has a 90% chance of being cured if the cancer is caught early enough through screening.

ColonCancerCheck recommends that all Ontarians aged 50 and over be screened for colorectal cancer. For those at average risk for colorectal cancer, a simple at home test—the Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)—once every two years is recommended.

Ontario Breast Screening Program

The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is an organized breast screening program that provides high-quality breast cancer screening to two groups of women:

  • Average Risk: women aged 50-74 with mammography every two years.
  • High Risk: women aged 30 to 69 who are identified as being at high risk for breast cancer with annual mammography and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening.

Mammogram reminder letters are mailed for female patients who are between 50 and 69 years of age.

Ontario Cervical Screening Program

Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable with regular screening. The Ontario Cervical Screening Program recommends that women who are or have been sexually active have a Pap test every 3 years starting at age 21.

 

Please talk to your health care provider if you fall under any of the above screening recommendations.

For more information about Colorectal, Breast and Cervical screening, please visit Cancer Care Ontario Screen for Life.