04 - Screening for Colorectal Cancer

GI Diagnostic Code Suggested Waiting Time / Priority Level Referral Information Requirements
  1. Screening for Colorectal Cancer
    1. Family History of Colorectal Cancer or adenomatous polyp(s)
    2. Abnormal FOBT result (FOBT+)
    3. Personal History of Colorectal Cancer or adenomatous polyp(s) 
    4. Screening for Colon Cancer Family (HNPCC or Lynch)
    5. Average Risk (At the moment, we do not recommend screening for average risk. Please refer to Colorectal Cancer Screening guidelines.)
Will be triaged according to screening indication
  • In general, we adhere to the Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening guidelines.
     
    http://www.screeningforlife.ca/
  • Must be asymptomatic. No GI signs and symptoms requiring specialist consult (i.e. rectal bleeding, change in bowel habits anemia)
  • Age 50-74, or 10 years younger than age at diagnosis of first degree relative, if diagnosed before age of 60
  • Must be asymptomatic. No GI signs and symptoms requiring specialist consult (i.e. rectal bleeding, change in bowel habits anemia)
  • Expected to benefit from cancer screening, ie no major co-morbidity that would reduce life expectancy to below five years
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) and whether patient requires CPAP
Essential Investigations Timing of essential investigation 
  • CBC, Electrolytes, creatinine
  • 1 year
Comments
Exclusion Criteria:  Recent MI, Stroke or other significant cardiovascular event with 6 months of referral.
Recent or pending surgeries (i.e. within 6 months of referral) should be deferred for 6 months post op.

Fill out the Luminal Referral Form for your patient in its entirety

Fax completed referral package to

780-492-9271

Any concerns or questions please call

Central Referrals: 780-248-1935 ​