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How we can help

Please check our individual program pages for any service changes due to COVID-19.

If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. You may also qualify for other nationwide or regional financial support programs.

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 a support system 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.

Find support from someone who’s been there

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Our online communityCancerConnection.ca –helps people who have cancer, cancer survivors and caregivers share their experiences and build supportive relationships.

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Find answers to your questions about cancer

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Our Cancer Information Helpline provides answers to questions about all types of cancer, diagnostic tests, treatments, side effects, clinical trials and many other cancer-related topics.

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From diagnosis to treatment to life after cancer, we're here to provide reliable and up-to-date information that's easy to understand. Explore our wide range of downloadable booklets.

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Other ways we can help

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.

Our Transportation Service provides safe and reliable subsidized transportation for people living with cancer.  Volunteer drivers take cancer patients to and from their appointments in Winnipeg, Brandon, and many rural areas. For questions please call 1-800-263-6750.

Welcome Packages for both cancer patients and caregivers will provide you with a free yellow recyclable bag with information on supportive programs and services, brochures and booklets on your specific cancer and guides to living with cancer. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are undergoing surgery, we will include a temporary breast prosthesis. Please call 774-7483 or 1-888-532-6982 to order your kit, or email info@mb.cancer.ca.  Please specify your type of cancer so that we can personalize the kit with information relating to your diagnosis.

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Stories

Dr Shawn Li I’m extremely grateful to the Canadian Cancer Society for funding my research with an Innovation Grant.

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Taking action against all cancers

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The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report found that of all newly diagnosed cancers in 2017, half are expected to be lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers. Learn what you can do to reduce the burden of cancer.

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