You do not have to face the challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment alone. There are many support services for you to access and this page will connect you with some of them. You can also ask your health care team for referrals to social workers, psychologists and counsellors as well as information about support services in your community or local area.
Peer support & support groups
You may wish to access peer support or a support group. These support programs connect you with people who have been through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Contact the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service to learn more about their Peer Support Program.
Contact Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada about support groups in your area.
The Canadian Cancer Society specializes in transportation assistance for cancer patients.
Contact the Cancer Information Service at to find out whether transportation assistance is available in your area.
Breast cancer information and support
The following Canadian organizations provide additional information on breast health, breast cancer, and related issues, as well as support services and resources.
Nova Scotia organizations:
The following international websites provide additional breast health and breast cancer information:
About breast health
About breast cancer