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Talk to someone who's been there

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When someone is diagnosed with cancer, they and their loved ones may feel like their world has turned upside down. Talking to others who have gone through a similar experience can be comforting.

We know the value of connecting with peers – and we offer 2 ways for you to access peer support:

  • through our online community CancerConnection.ca/ParlonsCancer.ca – where you can share your experiences and build supportive relationships
  • using our telephone peer support program – a way to connect with trained volunteers who listen, provide hope, offer encouragement and share ideas for coping
We’re redesigning our telephone peer support program. In early 2017, we’ll launch a new design – an online, self-matching program. But the telephone-based support we provide today – people living with cancer talking with our caring volunteers – will be the same.

In the meantime, we’re still providing access to information, support and referrals to an extensive network of cancer-related services through our Cancer Information Service. Contact us at 1‑888‑939‑3333 or info@cis.cancer.ca.
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