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A home away from home
People diagnosed with cancer face many challenges. Travelling to a distant location for treatment away from family and friends can be particularly overwhelming. With more than 30 years of experience, the Canadian Cancer Society has found that a welcoming, caring environment helps meet the practical and emotional needs of those in treatment for cancer away from home. The Canadian Cancer Society operates four reasonably priced lodges in close proximity to cancer treatment centres in Vancouver, the Southern Interior, on the Island and Northern BC.
Guests have the opportunity to meet others on a cancer journey. It is a safe, supportive environment where guests understand what others are going through and can share experiences.
The lodges have a range of amenities and services, including nutritious food (three meals are included in the daily rate), WiFi connectivity and a wig and breast prosthesis bank to meet the needs of cancer patients. There is easy access to information and Staff are on-site 24 hours a day to provide support and information to guests.
Rooms are shared with ensuite and some offer a queen bed option. Whenever possible, loved ones can stay with guests. Facilities are smoke-free, scent-free and wheelchair accessible. There is a reasonable user fee for lodge guests which includes meals.
For hours, locations and more, check out the lodge nearest you.
The Canadian Cancer Society’s peer support program is a telephone support service that matches cancer patients and their caregivers with specially trained volunteers.