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SCOPE Program

 Location: Coronation Plaza

Provides colorectal cancer screening to Albertans residing in the Edmonton zone to asymptomatic patients 50 -74 who are medically stable and meet screening eligibility.

  • FIT positive (stool test indicating microscopic blood is present)
  • Personal history of polyps or colorectal cancer
  • Family history in at least one first degree relative (parent, siblings, child) with polyps and / or colorectal cancer
  • 10 years younger than the youngest person in the family diagnosed with colorectal cancer
  • Rectal bleeding (Bright red blood per rectum) with a negative DRE and in the absence of - unexplained weight loss, change in bowel habits, anemia

Services provided:

  • Pre-Procedure Consultation appointment (approx 1.5 hours in length)
  • Colonoscopy appointment
  • Follow-up recommendations to both patient and Family Physician

Contact Details

Coronation Plaza

Location Info
Suite 101 East Tower
Address
14310 111 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5M 3Z7
Telephone
780-342-0180
Email
scope@ahs.ca
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
gastroenterologists, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), surgeons
Eligibility

Eligibility

Inclusion criteria:

  • Age 50 – 74 Positive FIT test or personal history of cancer/polyps, or family history of cancer/polyps in first degree relative, or
  • 10 years younger than youngest first degree relative diagnosed relative with colorectal cancer

Exclusion criteria:

- BMI > 45

- patients with significant co-morbidities including, but not limited to:

  • type 1 diabetes
  • on Coumadin or other anticoagulation for reasons other than atrial fibrillation that cannot come off of Coumadin for 5 days prior to colonoscopy
  • surgical intervention within past 3-6months (depending on the type)
  • myocardial infarction within past 12 months
  • currently being investigated for other medical issues and diagnosis has not been confirmed
Referral Needed

Physician referral is required.

In order to be processed, referrals require the following mandatory components:

  • Indication for screening
  • Medication list
  • Medical history
  • Lab work completed within 2 years
  • BMI
  • In the presence of rectal bleeding, the rectal bleed checklist must be completed.
Service Access

Family Physician referral is required followed by patient response to invitation to attend mandatory Pre-Procedure Consultation.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Once Family Physician makes the referral:

  • It will take approximately 2-4 weeks until patient receives their invitation to the in-person Pre-Procedure Consultation.
  • Colonoscopy appointments are currently scheduled within 4 weeks after attending the consultation session.
  • Typically the colonoscopy appointment will be booked at the time of attendance to the session. Most patients will leave with their appointment and instructions in hand.
  • Patients who are not available for the current booking period will receive their information in the mail (booked at their earliest availability).
Fees

No fee is required for the colonoscopy procedure, however patients must purchase a bowel laxative solution to take prior to the colonoscopy appointment (average cost is $25-40).

Patients may ask their family physicians to provide a prescription for the bowel prep solution. Note that not all insurance companies cover bowel prep within their drug plans.


Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Partners

Partners/affiliations

The SCOPE Program is the Edmonton zone arm of the Provincial Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (ACRCSP) and is affiliated with the Screening for Life Program.