Cancer Centre Referrals

London Regional Cancer Program's (LRCP) Referral Guidelines help physicians in the region to determine the types of tests and examinations required prior to a patient’s first visit to LRCP. These tests vary according to the type of cancer and disease site. 

Information for Referring Physicians

LRCP's referral process is different from other cancer centres in Ontario. Their policy is to discuss treatment options during the patient’s first visit with their oncologist. In order for the oncologist to make treatment decisions at the first appointment, all medical workups and tests need to be completed prior to this visit. The oncologist will need the results of these tests in order to design the treatment that is best for your patient’s type of cancer.

Because cancer is unique to each patient, the type of tests and examinations that are required will vary. Please refer to the Intake Guidelines below to determine the type of information that you, as a healthcare provider, will need to provide in order for LRCP staff to properly process incoming patients.

Intake Guidelines by Disease Site

The following guidelines/flowcharts outline what tests are required for patient processing and initial appointment booking at LRCP.

If you have questions about referring a patient to LRCP contact: 
Telephone Triage Nurse (TTN)
Phone: 519-685-8600  

Referring a previous patient back to the cancer centre
Re-admission is possible through the London Regional Cancer Program. If you suspect your patient may have a cancer recurrence, contact the Telephone Triage Nurse or your patient's previous oncologist.

Click here for information about Diagnostic Assessment Program (DAP) referrals and/or colonoscopy referrals. 


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