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PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE

Measles Immunization

In light of the recent measles outbreaks, please refer to the information below re. recommended vaccinations against Measles:

Children (6 months to 18 years old)

Two doses of measles-containing vaccine should be given (ie. either MMR or MMRV vaccines). In Ontario, these vaccines are part of the routine childhood immunization schedule.

If your child has not received two doses of measles-containing vaccination, please visit your health care provider for catch-up vaccination.

Adults

Adults born in 1970 or later should receive one dose of MMR (combined Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccination on or after their first birthday. If you do not have documentated evidence of having received this vaccation, a blood test can be done to determine whether you are immune to measles. Please visit your health care provider for further information.

Adults born before 1970 are presumed to have acquired natural immunity to measles and therefore do not require vaccination.
 

Flu Shots

6 months to 64 years:

Flu shots are recommended for all patients ages 6 months and older. Flu shots are available in    Ontario, free of charge during the flu season (October to March).

65 years and older:

For the 2018/2019 season, if you're 65 years or older, two different products are available for you:

    1. Standard-dose vaccine, which protects against 4 strains of flu virus

    OR

    2. High-dose vaccine, which protects against 3 strains of flu virus, but in higher doses

Please speak with your doctor about which product would be best for you.

Annual Physical Exams

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Longterm Care recently replaced annual check-ups with periodic health reviews. These reviews will be done at regular intervals, but may not necessarily require a yearly visit. Please discuss your routine exams with your physician.

Cancer Screening

  • What's your risk?

WWW.MYCANCERIQ.CA

Cancer Care Ontario has produced an interactive website to determine your cancer risk for several common cancers (breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer and melanoma). After answering several short questions, you will be given your risk score and ways to help you reduce your cancer risk. You can save or print your risk assessment and discuss with your physician at your next appointment.

  • Colon Cancer Screening

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Longterm Care has established the ColonCancerCheck program as a population-based, organized colorectal cancer screening program.

The ColonCancerCheck program recommends screening for colorectal cancer with an FOBT kit every two years between the ages of 50 and 74 for patients at average risk for colorectal cancer. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer in a first degree relative (parent, sibling or child) or a positive FOBT, the program recommends a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer.

Talk to your family physician about the right screening test for you.

Information about the ColonCancerCheck Program is available at: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/coloncancercheck/program.aspx

  • Cervical Cancer Screening

The best way to screen for cervical cancer and pre-cancerous changes of the cervix is through regular Pap tests. All women who have ever had any sexual skin-to-skin contact need to have regular Pap tests starting at age 21. This includes intercourse, intimate touching or oral sexual contact.

You should have a Pap test every three years. If you are found to have an abnormal result, the nature and frequency of your cervical cancer screening will change.

Pap tests can stop at the age of 70 if you have had at least three or more normal tests in the past 10 years. The risk of getting cancer of the cervix does not go down as you get older. If you have had a hysterectomy, talk to your family physician to see if you still need a Pap test.

More information about cervical cancer screening and pap testing is available at:
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/cervicalcancer/

  • Breast Cancer Screening

Evidence shows that regular mammograms are the most effective way to detect breast cancer early. The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is a program administered by Cancer Care Ontario that provides mammography screening for women aged 50 years and older who are at average risk of developing breast cancer, and aged 30-69 years who have been found to be at high risk for developing breast cancer.

More information about OBSP can be found at:  http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/breastcancer/


Contact Us
To book an appointment call:

416-785-8412

We are currently not accepting new patients into the family practice. Prenatal referrals are welcome.

News
FLU SHOT SEASON IS HERE!

Drop in Sunday, November 3rd between 2:30pm-5pm to receive your flu shot
OR call the office to book an appointment with our nurse
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