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Patients and the public of B.C. and the Yukon can access these online books by calling 1.888.675.8001 x 7000 (toll-free) to get a username and password from the Library. See Lymphedema E-books for more e-books about personal appearance, body image and hair loss.
These websites have been reviewed and approved by the BC Cancer librarians. See the "Looking for More?" tab above to find more recommended websites.
This is a list of support programs offered by community organizations and BC Cancer. You can find more support programs offered at each BC Cancer centre and in the community on the BC Cancer website.
BC Cancer Patient & Family Counselling
Available to anyone in B.C. who has a cancer diagnosis, as well as those supporting them. Counselling available for individuals, couples, and families, either in-person or over the phone. Services are solution-focused and are limited to addressing challenges related to cancer.
BC Cancer Speech Language Pathology Services
Speech language pathology services are provided to assist patients under the care of BC Cancer to maximize their communication and swallowing abilities. Assessment and treatment may be provided for swallowing, restricted jaw movement (trismus), swelling (lymphedema), speech, language, voice or cognitive disorders that arise as a result of cancer or cancer treatments.
BC Lymphedema Association
The website includes a listing of BC-based therapists, fitters, supplies, support groups and exercise clinics.
An online community for cancer patients, caregivers, friends and family. A safe place to connect and find support. Regular webcasts are available on demand on a series of topics relevant to people with cancer including physical activity, relationships and complementary therapies.
Book an appointment with an exercise specialist at inspirehealth.ca/programs/clinical-services/appointment or call 1-888-734-7125.
The BC Cancer library system consists of a central library at Vancouver Centre (VC), and branches in Abbotsford (AC), Kelowna (SAHCSI), Prince George (CN), Surrey (FVC), and Victoria (VIC). All centres have patient resource collections in our Cancer Information Centres (CIC), and all centres have a professional collection on site. Professional resources for CN are housed in the adjacent UHNBC Library.