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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 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 communityCancerConnection.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.

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

See the impact of our support services on people touched by cancer.

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Stories

Stephanie Hermsen Thanks to the incredible progress in retinoblastoma research made possible by Canadian Cancer Society funding, my son won’t have to go through what I did.

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Celebrating cancer survivors at Relay For Life

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For cancer survivors, the Canadian Cancer Society provides a unique opportunity to celebrate their courage in the fight against cancer. During hundreds of Relay For Life events across the country, thousands of survivors join together for the Survivors’ Victory Lap.

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