How we can help
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, you will undoubtedly have questions and experience a range of emotions. That’s why we’re there for you to provide you with information and support before, during and after the disease thanks to a multitude of services and resources. All our support programs will help you feel less stressed and better face the disease.
Answers from specialists
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. You will also find reliable up-to-date information by experts in our various publications on a variety of subjects related to the disease.
You’re not alone
Our psychosocial support programs offer several ways to cope with the disease.
Peer match program
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.
Our various support groups available across Quebec are a friendly way to exchange advice and share your experience with other people living with cancer.
Our online community, CancerConnection.ca, helps you discuss and share your concerns, read what others have to say and create a round-the-clock online support network.
Practicing relaxation can help you better manage stress. By listening to the recordings that we've prepared, you will learn diaphragmatic breathing and be able to practice six different relaxation techniques.
Services near you
Ease the financial burden
Our financial assistance program offers financial support to low-income people living with cancer for travel costs to medical appointments or rehabilitation needs (lymphedema treatments, adapted bras, etc.).
A home away from home during your treatments
Do you need accommodation during your treatments at a hospital in Montreal? We will welcome you with pleasure at the Jacques-Cantin Lodge, situated near the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital.
One directory, thousands of resources
We can also help you find other services in your region. Please consult our Community Services Locator — a database of more than 5,000 services and resources that may be useful (home care, free transportation, accommodation, etc.) — or communicate with our Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333 and one of our information specialists will help you find resources.
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