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Cancer Screening During COVID-19

Cancer Screening Tests on Hold Due to COVID-19

Consistent with the Ministry of Health’s recommendation that all non-essential health care services be delayed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) is recommending that all routine cancer screening tests be deferred.  

If you already have had a screening test and are waiting for the result, you will still get your screening test result in the mail.

If you have any questions, you can call Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) toll-free at 1-866-662-9233 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca

For information about COVID-19, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Health website.

Cancer Screening Tests on Hold Due to COVID-19

Consistent with the Ministry of Health’s recommendation that all non-essential health care services be delayed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) is recommending that all routine cancer screening tests be deferred. 

Please note:

  • If your patients have already had a screening test and are waiting for the result, they will still get their screening test result in the mail.
  • Please be aware that for ColonCancerCheck, LifeLabs has temporarily stopped mailing FIT kits to patients as of Monday March 23, 2020. Therefore, we ask that you do not send requisitions for FIT until further notice.

If you have any questions, you can call Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) toll-free at 1-866-662-9233 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email screenforlife@cancercare.on.ca.