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Breast Cancer Support Services

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, counselors, and therapists, 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.

Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada

(1-888-778-3100 or www.willow.org)

  • Helpline that provides information, support, and can direct you to resources in your community, including support groups.

  • Online community for people affected by or at risk for breast or ovarian cancer and their caregivers, where you can connect with others and share information, experiences and insights

  • Support groups that allow you to connect face-to-face with others who are going through or have gone through a similar experience as you

  • Contact: Call the Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada Helpline at 1-888-778-3100 or visit their website at: www.willow.org/get-support/ for more information and to get connected with their services and support groups in your area

Canadian Cancer Society

(1-888-939-3333 or www.cancer.ca)

  • One-to-one peer support where you can be connected by phone or in person to a cancer survivor or caregiver whose experience most closely resembles your own

  • Support groups that provide education and informal discussion with others who have cancer as well as caregivers. Some support groups may be specific to one type of cancer, others may offer more general support to people living with cancer.

  • Contact: Call the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 to learn more about their Peer Support Service and support groups in your area. 

Financial Support

Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada

(1-888-778-3100 or www.willow.org)

Transportation Assistance

Canadian Cancer Society

(1-888-939-3333 or www.cancer.ca)

The Canadian Cancer Society specializes in transportation assistance for cancer patients who need help getting to and from treatment. Patients registered with the Wheels of Hope transportation service are picked up by a volunteer driver and taken to their appointment. If a volunteer driver is not available in your area, the Canadian Cancer Society can work with you to help you access other public transportation options.

Contact the Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 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.

Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada 

Canadian Breast Cancer Network

Canadian Cancer Society

Male Breast Cancer: A Man’s Pink

Rethink Breast Cancer

The following international websites provide additional breast health and breast cancer information:

Breakthrough Breast Cancer (UK) 

Breastcancer.org (USA)

John’s Hopkins Breast Centre (USA)–Artemis Breast Cancer Newsletter

Mayo Clinic 

National Cancer Institute