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Screening tests are used to find cancer in people who appear healthy. These screening tests are an effective way for catching cancer at the early stages when it is easier to treat. Tables 1 to 3 show the percentage of people who were screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers in Windsor-Essex County and Ontario. Table 4 shows the percentage of women who were up-to-date on all their cancer screenings in Windsor-Essex County and Ontario.

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The following information is provided by the Cancer System Quality Index and Cancer Care Ontario.

Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram)

Table 1: Age-adjusted percentage of Ontario and Windsor-Essex women, 50-74 years old, who completed at least one mammogram within a two-year interval, 2006-2013

Region

2006 -2007
%

2008-2009
%

2010-2011
%

2012-2013
%

Ontario

59.4

61.3

61.1

59.0

Windsor-Essex

62.0

62.8

61.6

58.0

Report Date: February 2015

Source: OHIP CHDB, ICMS, OCR, RPDB, PCCF+ version 6A.

Prepared by: Cancer Screening Evaluation and Reporting, Cancer Care Ontario

Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test)

Table 2: Age-adjusted percentage of Ontario and Windsor-Essex screen-eligible women, 20-69 years old, who completed at least one Pap test in a three-year period, 2002-2013

Region

2002-2004
%

2005-2007
%

2008-2010
%

2011-2013
%

Ontario

61.9

63.5

64.6

61.8

Windsor-Essex

59.2

60.3

60.9

58.2

Report Date: February 2015

Source: OHIP CHDB, CytoBase, OCR, RPDB, PCCF+ version 6A.

Prepared by: Cancer Screening Evaluation and Reporting, Cancer Care Ontario

Colorectal Cancer Screening (FOBT, Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy)

Table 3: Age-adjusted percentage of Ontario and Windsor-Essex individuals, 50–74 years old, who were overdue for colorectal cancer screening in a calendar year, 2010-2013.

 Region

2010
%

2011
%

2012
%

2013

%

Ontario

46.2

43.6

42.0

41.5

Windsor-Essex

48.1

46.00

44.2

42.9

Note: individuals are considered overdue if they have not had an FOBT (fecal occult blood test) in 2 years, colonoscopy in 10 years,  or flexible sigmoidoscopy in 5 years. 

Report Date: February 2015

Source: OHIP CHDB, LRT, CIRT, OCR, RPDB, PCCF+ version 6A.

Prepared by: Cancer Screening Evaluation and Reporting, Cancer Care Ontario

Cancer Screening: Integrated Participation 

Table 4: Age-adjusted percentage of Ontario and Windsor-Essex screen-eligible women aged 50 – 69 who were up-to-date with all of the cancer screening tests (mammogram, Pap test and at least one of the colorectal tests [FOBT, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy]), 2010—2013.

 Region

20010
%

2011
%

2012
%

2013
%

Ontario

30.6

32.0

33.4

31.3

Windsor-Essex

34.9

36.4

36.8

35.2

Report Date: February 2015

Source: OHIP CHDB, ICMS, CytoBase, LRT, OCR, RPDB, PCCF+ version 6A.

Prepared by: Cancer Screening Evaluation and Reporting, Cancer Care Ontario

Data Notes

All data prepared by Cancer Screening Evaluation and Reporting, Cancer Care Ontario.

Report date: February 2015.