Primary care providers play a crucial role in providing care and support for individuals and their families throughout the cancer experience.
Primary Care Cancer Screening Program
Regular cancer screening is important because it can find cancer early when it may be smaller and easier to treat. Screening can also help prevent cancer by finding abnormal cells that could turn into cancer. Cancer Care Ontario recommends that primary care providers talk to people about the benefits and limitations of cancer screening. The Primary Care Cancer Screening Team leads strategies that support primary care efforts in cancer screening participation, appropriateness and coordinated follow-up.
Primary and Community Care Program
A strong primary care system is the foundation of a strong healthcare system. The Primary and Community Care Program helps integrate community-based providers into the cancer system, and supports them with evidence-based guidance that enables them to effectively and appropriately care for individuals.