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Supportive Care

Supportive Care in PEI aims to provide a holistic approach to all Islanders living with cancer. The program focuses on understanding an individual’s overall needs to determine how best the Society can support you on your cancer journey. 

Staff and volunteers will:

  • provide information on relevant resources to patients and families
  • empower you to advocate for the services and supports you need
  • advocate on your behalf, if needed
  • in some cases, provide funding support with cancer-related expenses

When staff or volunteers of the Canadian Cancer Society in PEI first talk with you, they will learn more about your immediate needs or interests and the nature of any barriers encountered.  They will help to connect you with appropriate resources and make a plan to address barriers, if needed.  Recognizing that situations and needs are always changing, program staff and volunteers can be part of your cancer journey, planning regular contact with you as appropriate. 

While we work to ensure those affected by a cancer diagnosis can access the resources best suited for them and that we do not duplicate government programs, financial support is available to some cancer patients. 

Phone: 902 566-4007 or toll-free 1-866-566-4007

Email: info@pei.cancer.ca

Additional information can be found in our Community Services Locator.

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Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.

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