Cancer Care Ontario will send ColonCancerCheck correspondence on your behalf to all eligible patients ages 50 to 74 who are enrolled to you and due for colorectal cancer screening. We will not send correspondence to people who have been previously diagnosed with colorectal cancer, have withdrawn from receiving screening letters or do not have a valid mailing address registered with us.
The letters have been updated to reflect that the fecal immunochemical test is the recommended test for screening people at average risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Your eligible patients will receive the following ColonCancerCheck letters personalized with your name:
- Invitation letter – Sent to all patients ages 50 to 74 who are due for colorectal cancer screening, unless they have received an invitation, recall or reminder letter within the last 2 years.
- Recall letter – Sent to all past ColonCancerCheck program participants who submitted a ColonCancerCheck guaiac fecal occult blood test kit to a lab 2 years ago, and are due for screening again.
- Reminder letter for invitation or recall – Sent to all patients who received an invitation or recall letter 4 months earlier (unless their invitation or recall letter was undeliverable), but did not screen for colorectal cancer.
These letters are sent according to current colorectal cancer screening recommendations, which are subject to change.
ColonCancerCheck result and result reminder letters will continue to be sent, but not on your behalf.
Your patients may also be eligible for Cancer Care Ontario’s 2 other organized cancer screening programs: the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) and the Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP). Because these programs do not currently have physician-linked correspondence, your patients will continue to receive correspondence without your name. When physician-linked correspondence is expanded to the OBSP and OCSP, your name will appear on correspondence for those programs. You may opt out of participating in physician-linked correspondence for 1 or more cancer screening programs at any time.