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How we can help

If you, or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, you’ll have many questions and concerns. We’re here to help. We offer a support system for people with cancer and their family, friends and caregivers.

Fear, anxiety, helplessness, anger – these are feelings people can have when faced with a cancer diagnosis. But knowledge and support are power. Our services are free and confidential, and many are available in multiple languages.

Find support from someone who’s been there

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Our Peer Match Program connects people living with cancer and caregivers with trained volunteers who offer encouragement and share ideas for coping – all from their unique perspective as someone who’s been there.

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Our online communityCancerConnection.ca –helps people who have cancer, cancer survivors and caregivers share their experiences and build supportive relationships.

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Find answers to your questions about cancer

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Our Cancer Information Service provides answers to questions about all types of cancer, diagnostic tests, treatments, side effects, clinical trials and many other cancer-related topics.

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From diagnosis to treatment to life after cancer, we're here to provide reliable and up-to-date information that's easy to understand. Explore our wide range of downloadable booklets.

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Other ways we can help

We can also help you find more cancer-related services in your area through our Community Services Locator – a searchable database of over 4000 cancer-related services and resources nationwide – or at one of our community offices across the country.

Quit smoking Our Smokers’ Helpline offers proven tips and tools to help people quit smoking.

Our Transportation Service provides safe and reliable subsidized transportation for people living with cancer.  Volunteer drivers take cancer patients to and from their appointments in Winnipeg, Brandon, and many rural areas. For questions please call 1-800-263-6750.

Welcome Packages for both cancer patients and caregivers will provide you with a free yellow recyclable bag with information on supportive programs and services, brochures and booklets on your specific cancer and guides to living with cancer. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are undergoing surgery, we will include a temporary breast prosthesis. Please call 774-7483 or 1-888-532-6982 to order your kit, or email info@mb.cancer.ca.  Please specify your type of cancer so that we can personalize the kit with information relating to your diagnosis.

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Stories

Researcher Dr Jean Marshall Dr Jean Marshall is finding a promising new strategy to block breast cancer.

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Great progress has been made

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Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.

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