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 support and information 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.
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.
Our Peer Support Service 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.
Our online community – CancerConnection.ca –helps people who have cancer, cancer survivors and caregivers share their experiences and build supportive relationships.
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.
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See the impact of our support services on people touched by cancer.
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 or rides in Winnipeg, call (204) 787-4121 and in Brandon, call (204) 571-2800 or toll free at 1-888-857-6658.
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 email@example.com. Please specify your type of cancer so that we can personalize the kit with information relating to your diagnosis.
What’s the lifetime risk of getting cancer?
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows about half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.