Resumption of Cancer Screening Programs
With Saskatchewan Health Authority resuming some services, the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency is positioned to restart programs affected by SHA closures. The Screening Program for Breast Cancer has gradually started screening mammograms again. We have started to send invitation letters to people who are eligible or due for screening. Check out the FAQs for more information about breast screening and COVID-19.
The SCA cares about the safety and well being of our screening program clients. Precautionary measures will be in place to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading the COVID-19 in SCA facilities. If you have any questions, please call the Screening Program for Breast Cancer toll-free at 1-855-584-8228.
The Screening Program for Cervical Cancer started to send out reminder letters again in June. Eligible Saskatchewan residents can follow the normal process for booking an appointment for a Pap test with a healthcare provider. If you have any questions, please call the Screening Program for Cervical Cancer toll-free at 1-800-667-0017.
The Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer has also resumed sending out FIT kits in small numbers. As endoscopy units resume colonoscopy, those patients who were canceled will be rescheduled.
If you receive a FIT kit in the mail, you can now complete your kit and send it in to be analyzed. If you already have a FIT kit that you previously received in the mail, wait to complete your kit until you have received a reminder letter from the program asking you to do so. If you have any questions, please call the Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer toll-free at 1-855-292-2202.