Print brain and central nervous system cancer pathfinder
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 Brain Cancer E-books for more e-books about brain and central nervous system cancer.
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 pathologists work with patients and their families to improve or manage communication abilities such as word finding difficulties, unclear speech or comprehension challenges. Speech language pathologists also assist patients who are experiencing difficulties swallowing food or drink. Patients may be seen by BC Cancer speech language pathologists for this service, or referred to other specialized programs that are available.
Brain Tumour Support Group (BC Cancer)
For people living with a brain tumour and their caregivers. Held on the first Wednesday of each month (not statutory holidays) from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Call 604-877-6000 ext. 672194 to register.
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Care and Support
Offer virtual support, support groups, one-on-one support and private Facebook support groups.
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.
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.