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For general inquiries about screening please call 604-877-6187 (toll-free 1-800-663-9203) or email screening@bccancer.bc.ca.

For general inquiries about screening please call 604-877-6187 (toll-free 1-800-663-9203), or fax 604-877-6113.

For media requests, please contact 778-867-7472 or media@bccancer.bc.ca and include your 10-digit telephone number and extension, if applicable.

For provider (doctor, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, midwife, or naturopathic doctor) questions about cervical cancer screening please call 1-877-747-2522 or fax 604-707-2809.

If you would like more information about the screening programs featured on this website, please contact us using the online inquiry form below.




Screening Notifications

BC Cancer leads the provincial planning and regional delivery of cancer care for British Columbians. BC Cancer's mandate covers the full spectrum of cancer care and includes organized cancer screening programs for British Columbia.

As a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority, we receive relevant personal health and contact information from government organizations and health professionals that are directly involved in your care. BC Cancer is committed to keeping your information private, confidential, and secure at all times.

We use this information to:

  • Invite you to consider screening when you are age-eligible;
  • Remind you when you are due for your next screening test; and,
  • Inform you of your screening test results, including follow-up information (if required).

Find answers to your questions below about notifications sent to you by BC Cancer Screening.

BC Cancer Screening will contact you by mail. If we need to contact you right away (e.g., to make an appointment with a health care provider), a program representative may call you.

 

BC Cancer mails the following notices to program participants:


  • Invitations to consider screening when you are age-eligible;
  • Reminders when you are due for your next screening test, and,
  • Screening test results, including follow-up information (if required).

At your request, we will stop sending you notices about breast, cervical, and/or colon cancer screening. To make this request, complete this Notification Preferences Form and send it to BC Cancer. It can take up to 30 days to process your request. Until then, you may get other letters about cancer screening.


Once your request is processed, we will send you confirmation of your removal from our mailing list unless you requested 'no further contact' in Section 2 of the Participant Information Form.

 
 


You will continue to have access to the same health care services, including cancer screening services, even if you ask to stop getting notices from BC Cancer Screening. It means that you assume full responsibility for the decision to not receive communication from the program(s) that are designed to support you with cancer screening.

You will not be invited or reminded to arrange for your next appointment when it is time to be screened for cancer and you will not get your cancer screening test results in the mail.
 
You, along with your health care provider, will be responsible for staying up to date with your cancer screening tests.

You can choose which specific programs – Breast Screening, Cervix Screening, Colon Screening – to stop receiving communication from. We are unable to process requests to opt-out of receiving specific types of letters (ie. reminder letters, results letters).

 

Yes, you can choose to start receiving communication from BC Cancer again by calling the BC Cancer Screening Client Services Centre at 1-800-663-9203. ‎

 
BC Cancer Screening is a program of BC Cancer and a member agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. The program collects personal information under the authority of the Health Act and section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
 
Your information may be used and shared as authorized by the related Acts. We may ask your health care provider or other organizations to provide us information about you (e.g. copies of records or test results or to confirm your identity and personal health number). In particular, your information may be used:
        
  • To identify you and communicate with you about your health care;
  • To provide you with health services;
  • To monitor the quality of our services and cancer screening trends in BC;
  • For education and training;
  • For research as permitted by FIPPA.
Your identity is never disclosed without your prior consent unless disclosure is required by law (e.g. court order, subpoena). We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal health information is treated confidentially and stored securely.
 
Our software partners are able to access data in our system for the purpose of troubleshooting technical errors. ‎


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