Cancer? We are there for you.

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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 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 Helpline 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.

Support groups

Our various support groups available across Quebec are a friendly way to exchange advice and share your experience with other people living with cancer.

Cancerconnection.ca

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.

Relaxation

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

You can also visit one of our service centres with locations across Quebec to borrow a wig, get temporary breast implants, obtain documentation or find out about resources available 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 Helpline at 1-888-939-3333and one of our information specialists will help you find resources.

Do you want to stop smoking?

Our iQuitnow and SMAT (Short Messages Against Tobacco) coaches provide tools and efficient support to help smokers quit.

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Great progress has been made

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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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