Cancer - Patient Resources

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Health Choices First - Cancer

Highlights: Health Choices First is a website provides a wealth of high quality patient education with exclusive health videos on different topics, which show an overview of conditions and treatment options. Furthermore, it provides a real-life case studies forum for doctors and patients to join in.


Cancer Care Ontario

3 Major Cancer Screening Programs in Ontario: Breast, Cervical and Colorectal cancers

The Most Common Types of Cancer

Highlights: The Cancer Care Ontario provides the most up-to-date cancer knowledge and tools to prevent cancer and deliver high-quality patient care. It includes information on how to lower the risks of getting cancer, screening options, diagnosis process, possible treatments, as well as information of tools and programs that help improving care for people with specific types of cancer.


Canadian Cancer Society

Highlights: The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization, focuses on finding new ways to prevent cancer and give all Canadians living all types of cancers the help and support they need to lead more fulfilling lives. 



Highlights: Wellspring is a Canada-wide network of community-based centres, providing programs and services online and in office. No referral required and free of charge. Programs cover all types of cancers at any stage.

Choose: Online Programs         Service Locations


Gilda's Club

Highlights: Gilda's Club provides free support to everyone in GTA with cancer and their families and friends, such as networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities.


Managing Symptoms, Side Effects and Well-Being

Highlights: It provides guidelines and advices to people living with cancer of how to maintain well-being, how to recognize symptoms and side effects, as well as what to do to manage themselves at home and when to call the doctor.


Drug Formulary

Highlights: You can find out the details of drug safety & information, side effects and funding & reimbursement on cancer drugs.


Thyroid Cancer Canada

Highlights: It provides knowledge, treatments and patient support on thyroid cancer. It also provides medical providers latest guidelines and research on this paticular cancer.


Mesothelioma -Canadian Cancer Society

Highlights: Mesothelioma is a very rare type of cancer. Occupational exposure to asbestos is the strongest and most common risk factor for mesothelioma. Learn about mesothelioma and how to lower risks by proper protections, signs & symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, supportive care and more.

Resources from the U.S. that also help Canadians with mesothelioma: - Canada - Canadian