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Cervical cancer can be prevented with regular Pap tests!

That’s the message of the Pap Test Campaign, October 17th to 21st in recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness.

We have joined the campaign to provide open and easy access to anyone who will benefit from this safe and simple screening test.

Anyone with a cervix over the age of 21, who is or has been sexually active and who has not had a Pap test in the last three years is encouraged to be screened.

Screening is the only way to detect changes in the cervix that might lead to cancer. It’s one of the best ways to save lives.

Contact us to book an appointment or for further information!

Appointments are available from October 17th – 21st, 2016

 

 

WHO SHOULD BE SCREENED?

  • Cervical screening is recommended for anyone with a cervix who is age 21 to 69 every three years if they are or have ever been sexually active.

  • Screening can stop at 70 years of age in those who have been regularly screened and have had three or more normal tests in the prior 10 years.

  • Screening before the age of 21 is more likely to identify transient changes of no clinical significance, which may lead to unnecessary treatment.

  • Based on the latest clinical evidence, cervical cancer screening every three years is effective and minimizes the likelihood of harm.

 

WHY GET A PAP TEST?

The Pap test detects cervical cell changes. Those that are caused by persistent HPV infections can slowly (over 10 years or more) lead to cervical cancer if not detected. Each year in Canada, 400,000 women receive an abnormal Pap test result, 1,300 to 1,500 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and almost 400 women die of this disease. The good news is that cervical cancer has declined and, since 1995, mortality rates have also decreased. The main reasons for these reductions are improved knowledge, the widespread regular use of Pap test screening, and the availability of HPV vaccination (Federation of Medical Women of Canada, 2014).

 

 

Welcome to the Algoma Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic

 

We hope our website provides useful information and enjoy seeing all that we have to offer.

 

The Algoma Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is a non-profit agency that provides primary care to residents of Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area who are currently unattached to a primary care provider (Nurse Practitioner/ Physician). This is not a walk-in clinic. The clinic provides accessible comprehensive, patient-focused care to patients across the lifespan, including health promotion, disease prevention, chronic health, and mental health management. Members of the clinic will be registered to a nurse practitioner and will have access to the clinic's multidisciplinary team which includes a registered nurse, registered practical nurses, social worker, pharmacist and administrative staff. The team works collaboratively to aid patients in navigating the health system to coordinate integrated care within established community partnerships.

 

 

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

 

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered health professional with advanced university education who provides personalized, quality health care to patients. Ontario nurse practitioners provide a full range of health care services to individuals, families, and communities in a variety of settings including hospitals and community-based clinics in cities and smaller towns in Ontario. We work in partnership with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals such as social workers, midwives, mental health professionals, and pharmacists to keep you, your family and your community well.

 

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