• 2,300 women
    women were determined to be at high risk for breast cancer by the High Risk Screening Program in Ontario in 2015
  • 86%
    of cancer patients saw a registered dietitian at a regional cancer centre within 14 days of referral in 2016
  • 71%
    of stage III colon cancer patients received chemotherapy within 60 days of after surgery in 2014
  • 86%
    of all cancer surgery patients received their consult within the recommended wait time in 2016, and 87% received their surgery within the recommend wait time
  • Over 43,000
    patients were discussed at comprehensive multidisciplinary cancer conferences (MCCs) in fiscal year 2016/2017
  • About 13%
    of patients who undergo lung, prostate and colorectal surgery have an unplanned hospital visit following surgery
  • 79%
    of breast cancer patients had a guideline-recommended mammogram in the first follow-up year
  • 74%
    of colorectal cancer patients diagnosed in 2013 had a surveillance colonoscopy within 18 months of surgery
  • Over 100
    patient and family advisors, who vary by their type of cancer and experiences, represent diverse regions and work with Cancer Care Ontario to ensure a person-centred cancer system
  • 383,023
    unique patients were screened for symptom severity using Your Symptoms Matter – General Symptoms (YSM-General) in 2016
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Screening

 

In my words

"The hardest thing for people to understand is that we all know someone that has gone through cancer, but unless you are a patient yourself or you’re a primary caregiver, knowing what cancer really looks like, the toll it takes, and how destructive it can be…it is so important to catch these things early. Obviously the earlier people catch any signs of trouble the better the outcome is, so I would advise people don’t be afraid. Being nervous and not taking a stand for your health is probably the worst thing you can do."

Sarah S.
Patient/Family Advisor

Cancer screening refers to tests done on people without cancer symptoms (i.e., who are asymptomatic) to detect any pre-cancerous changes, or cancers at an early stage. Screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers saves lives.

For further information, see also: www.cancercare.on.ca/pcs/screening/

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button for recovery survivorship
button for preventionbutton for screeningbutton for diagnosisbutton for treatment
End-Of-Life Care
Psychosocial and Palliative Care
Click the graphic above to explore the CSQI through the patient journey.

Text description of the Cancer Journey diagram

The figure is a flow chart with 6 square boxes linked by arrows, and two rectangular boxes spanning the square boxes.

  1. Prevention
    1. forward to Screening
  2. Screening
    1. forward to Diagnosis
  3. Diagnosis
    1. forward to Treatment
  4. Treatment
    1. forward to Recovery/Survivorship
    2. forward to End-of-Life Care
  5. Recovery/Survivorship
    1. backward to Treatment
  6. End-of-Life Care
  7. Primary Care
    1. Spans all parts of the cancer journey (boxes 1 through 6)
  8. Psychosocial and Palliative Care
    1. Spans Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery/Survivorship and End-of-Life Care