BC Cancer Cervix Screening is conducting a pilot in the Tri-Cities, New Westminster, Sunshine Coast, Central Vancouver Island and Pemberton to assess how best to offer self-collection kits for HPV-based screening at home.
Cervix self-screening offers an innovative approach to increasing screening capacity within the system and has been shown to reduce barriers to screening.
Patients in communities within the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Belcarra, Anmore), New Westminster, Sunshine Coast, Central Vancouver Island and Pemberton have been invited to participate in the pilot by mail. Eligibile participants who have not received a screening kit in the mail can now request one by calling 1-877-702-6566. After a patient collects their sample, it is delivered to the lab where HPV testing will be performed. Several mailing strategies will be tested during the pilot.
The program will evaluate attendance at recommended follow-up through the pathways of care (follow-up Pap, colposcopy, and/or treatment as needed) after a positive result.Learn more
- Cervix Self-Screening
- Cervix Self-Screening: Instructions
- Cervix Self-Screening: Results
- Cervix Self-Screening Kit Instructions