Health Professionals - Geographic Areas Served: Saanichton

Canadian Cancer Society

Get trusted cancer information, locate community services, find help with travel & accommodations, borrow wigs & prosthesis, talk to someone who’s been there, adjust to life after treatment.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC and Yukon Division
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll Free: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
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Cancer Information Service

Available to cancer patients, caregivers or anyone who needs help understanding cancer and finding community services. Toll-free service accessible in multiple languages.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
Web Links Website

Home Health Monitoring for Heart Failure and COPD (Community Health Services)

Home Health Monitoring is free service offered to clients in their home. Besides measuring their blood pressure, pulse, weight and oxygen saturation, clients complete a daily care plan designed to help them better recognize and respond to their heart failure or COPD symptoms. The information is sent to a nurse who monitors and supports the client. Biometric reports and any medical concerns are communicated to the client’s family physician. Patients only need a definitive diagnosis and be symptomatic to qualify for referral. Palliative Care and Multi-morbidity coming soon.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Health Community Health Services
South Island: : 1-888-533-2273
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Jean C Barber Lodge

Affordable accommodations located across from the BC Cancer Agency – Vancouver Centre. A home away from home during cancer treatment with meals and support services.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
575 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4C3
Phone: (604) 879-9131
Fax: (604) 675-7131
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Peer Support

If you’re a resident of Canada, 18 years and older, who has been diagnosed with cancer, or you’re caring for someone with cancer, you can speak over the phone with a trained volunteer who has gone through a similar experience.

Our volunteers are specially trained cancer survivors or caregivers with a wide range of cancer experiences and life stories who can share insights and ideas for coping during your cancer experience.

You’ll have the chance to talk with a peer who will listen with empathy and respect. And you’ll have an opportunity to gain hope and encouragement by hearing someone else’s story. more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-888-939-3333
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Vancouver Island Lodge

Affordable accommodations located across from the Royal Jubilee Hospital and within walking distance to the BC Cancer Agency. A home away from home during cancer treatment with meals and support services.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
2202 Richmond Road
, Victoria, BC, V8R 4R5
Phone: (250) 592-2662
Fax: (250) 592-7616
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Wigs and Breast Prosthesis Banks

Offering a wide range of donated wigs, headwear, permanent prostheses and bras to cancer patients throughout BC who have undergone surgery and cannot afford the cost of a wig or prosthesis.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
Web Links Website Email