The CancerMaps Real-People Resource Directory

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Page Summary: This page contains a list of cancer resources that are available without a referral, including access to professionals who can assist you in navigating your cancer journey. The resources are organized by the region that they serve. If you have a suggestion for a resource that provides people living with cancer support from real people that is accessible without a referral or you would like to suggest a correction to this list please send an email with the details to info@cancermaps.ca.

Moderator: Dr. Maclean Thiessen MD PhD MN(iis) FRCPC, Medical Oncologist, CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba


International


Asbestos.com by The Mesothelioma Center

Description: The Mesothelioma Center provides online support to those living with mesothelioma all over the world through the abestos.com website. Services are free, primarily online, and include support groups, online content, and a 1-on-1 patient advocacy program to help those living with the disease find resources.

Phone (toll-free): 1 (855) 328-3701


Canada

National

Canadian Cancer Society Information Specialist Hotline

Description: A national, free service to connect people with concerns about cancer, including patients, their carers, friends and family, the general public and healthcare professionals with current and reliable information.

Phone (toll-free): 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934)

Email: Available through contact form on Canadian Cancer Society Hotline webpage.


Wellspring Cancer Support

Description: Wellspring offers a number of programs to help individuals living with cancer navigate their journey and cope with the challenges they face. While they have physical locations in Alberta and Ontario, they also provide online/remote services that are available nationally. Services are available free of charge.

Webpage: wellspring.ca

Phone (toll-free): 1-877-499-9904

Email: Available through contact form on Wellspring Contact Us webpage.


British Columbia

InspireHealth: Supportive Cancer Care

Description: InspireHealth provides in-person supportive care services to those experiencing cancer through locations in Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna.

Phone (toll-free): 1-888-734-7125


United States

National Cancer Institutes Information Service

Description: A national, free service to connect people with concerns about cancer, including patients, their carers, friends and family, the general public and healthcare professionals with current and reliable information.

Phone (toll-free): 1-800-422-6237

Publishing Information:

First Published: October, 2022

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