Print young adults and teenagers with cancer pathfinder
Patients and the public of B.C. and 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 Young Adult Cancer E-books for more e-books about young adults with cancer.
Community services locator
The Canadian Cancer Society community services locator is a directory that helps cancer patients, survivors, family and caregivers find the services they need.
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.
Young Adults Group (BC Cancer)
A creative support group for younger adults with cancer, who are about 20 to 40 years old.
This website for teens with cancer provides cancer facts, information about dealing with cancer and staying healthy.
Callanish Monthly Younger Adult Support Circle
Monthly support circle for younger adults via Zoom.
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.
Young Adult Cancer Canada Web Chats
Offer live chats for young adults aged 18-39 years old affected by cancer.
Rethink Breast Cancer
This organization helps young people who are affected by breast cancer. Provides information on support, research, and awareness. Members of the Rethink Young Women’s Network will also get access to a Facebook group comprised of young women from across Canada who have a personal experience with breast cancer.
Young Survival Coalition
Offers private Facebook group and virtual hangouts for young adults with breast cancer.
Colorectal cancer support
Resources found in these Pathfinders have been chosen and evaluated by BC Cancer librarians with input from other BC Cancer staff members. Suggestions for additional resources for inclusion are welcome; however, the Library reserves the final right to decide which websites and resources will be included. See our Inclusion/removal policy.
Resources are reviewed on a regular basis, however, the Library cannot guarantee the function, accuracy, or currency of the websites and the information contained within them.
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.