Help for Cancer Survivors
In this video series Mike Lang (CancerBridges Survivor Network Coordiantor) talks with renowned doctors and researchers to explore some of the common misconceptions about cancer survivorship.
Were you not able to attend an CancerBridges Survivorship Speaker Series presentation that you wanted to see? No problem! On this page we have full length and short recap videos of most of the speaker series presentations for you to watch.
Sometimes the best thing to learn how to cope is to hear how others have done it. That is what the Survivor Story videos are all about. Watch as other Albertan cancer survivors talk about how they are making the rest of their life the best of their life despite being diagnosed with cancer.
There are many great supportive and educational events going on all around Alberta and this up to date calendar is the one place for you to find out about all of them! If you know of an event that is not on the calendar, please let us know.
Between Alberta Health Services and community-based cancer organizations there are many great resources available for those living with and beyond cancer throughout Alberta. We have compiled a small database of resources available in communities around the province and will be continually adding to the list as we become aware of new programs. If there are programs in your area that are not listed please send us the details!
Cancer patient navigators are specialized oncology nurses who provide support to patients and families across the cancer journey including both those living with cancer and beyond. A cancer patient navigator can provide support in addressing the psychological, physical, emotional or practical concerns that can be apart the cancer journey even after formal cancer treatments are finished. Navigators are currently available in fifteen communities across Alberta.
Many people living with and beyond cancer are looking to connect with others who have similar experiences. This list has community-based resources categorized by diagnosis, and age as well as listing web-based resources including things such as cancer chat forums, cancer information databases and links to one-on-one online or phone support.
A joint pilot program between CancerBridges, the Canadian Cancer Society and Community Oncology, this program is for rural Albertans who would like to connect face-to-face with another cancer survivor who knows exactly what they are going through. CancerBridges will match survivors with a survivor peer partner who lives near them and provide clinical supervision to make sure everyone feels supported.