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ColonCancerCheck Normal Result Letter

June 24, 2019

JANE SAMPLE
123 ANY STREET
ANY CITY, ON M1M 1M1

YOUR TEST RESULT

Dear JANE SAMPLE:

Thank you for doing a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) to check for colon (bowel) cancer.

I am pleased to tell you that your result is normal. A copy of this result has been sent to the family doctor or nurse practitioner who ordered your test.

Congratulations on taking care of your health by getting checked with the FIT.

Regular testing with the FIT can help protect you from colon cancer. You should get checked every two years until you are age 75. Unless you ask us not to, we will send you a reminder to do the FIT again.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Rabeneck
Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario

BE AWARE

You should see your family doctor or nurse practitioner* if you have any of these issues, which could be caused by colon cancer:

  • Blood (bright red or very dark) in your stool (poop)
  • New and persistent diarrhea, constipation or the feeling that your bowel does not empty all the way
  • Your stools have been narrower than usual
  • New and persistent stomach discomfort
  • You are losing weight and do not know why
  • A drop in your red blood cell count (anemia) that is caused by low iron

You should also see your doctor or nurse practitioner if you find out something new about your family history of colon cancer.

  • If you no longer have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, you can register for Health Care Connect at 1.800.445.1822 or go to www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect.

HOW TO LEARN MORE

Visit: www.ontario.ca/coloncancercheck or www.cancercareontario.ca/screeningletters

Your privacy matters: Visit www.cancercareontario.ca/screeningphi

Call toll-free: 1.866.662.9233 from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Email: screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca

To stop getting cancer screening letters, fill out the form at www.cancercareontario.ca/screeningletters or call 1.866.662.9233 to get a form. You may change your mind at any time.