North Eastern Ontario colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality rates are higher than Ontario rates. CRC screening followed by timely assessment can reduce mortality rates. The Northeast Cancer Centre, Health Sciences North has launched a HSN CRC Diagnostic Assessment Program (CRC DAP) to improve the effectiveness of the ColonCancerCheck by improving timely access to colonoscopy for eligible patients.
Target timelines from date of receipt of eligible CRC DAP referral to colonoscopy:
CRC DAP exclusion criteria (refer these patients directly to colonoscopist’s office)
We anticipate the CRC DAP to be a valuable contribution to providing coordinated patient care.
Location: The North East Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program and HSN Colorectal Cancer Diagnostic Assessment Program are 'virtual' as services are provided by the Patient Navigators via the telephone and not in person.
Sudbury Outpatient Centre
865 Regent St. S., 5th Floor
Sudbury, ON P3E 3Y9
Northeast Cancer Centre, Health Sciences North
North East Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program: 1-705-523-7100 ext. 2553 or 1-866-469-0822 ext. 2553
HSN Colorectal Cancer Diagnostic Assessment Program: 1-705-523-7100 ext. 2509 or 1-866-469-0822 ext. 2509
Hours: 8 am - 4pm , 3 days per week (excluding statutory holidays and weekends). Phone the individual Program for weekly availability.
For more information on the types of Diagnostic Assessment Programs offered at the North East Cancer Centre, please see North East Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program and Colorectal Cancer Diagnostic Assessment Program in the left pane. Forms can be found at http://www.hsnsudbury.ca/neccforms.