Print breast 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 Breast Cancer E-books for more e-books about breast 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.
See our Financial Assistance webpage for information about programs to help with the costs of wigs, prostheses, and other supplies.
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.
Breast Friends : Breast Cancer Support Group (Victoria)
Meet twice monthly at the James Bay Community Project in Victoria. Contact 250-472-3381 for more information.
Breast Health Navigator (Island Health)
Registered nurses assist patients and their families in the early stages of the breast cancer journey: by answering questions, preparing patients for treatment visits with specialists, informing them of community supports, helping navigate the cancer care system, and providing emotional support. Call 250-727-4467 for information.
Breast Prostheses, Bras and More (Look Good Feel Better)
Free online workshop. Register online or phone 1.800.914.5665.
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.
Financial Navigator (Canadian Breast Cancer Network)
This navigation tool can help you find sources of financial assistance to offset the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis.
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.
Wellspring Breast Cancer Support Group
A virtual support group for female breast cancer patients.
Wig and Breast Prosthesis Service (Canadian Cancer Society)
Service available free across Canada to people who cannot afford the cost of a wig or breast accessory. Request using the online form or call 1.888.939.3333 for more information.
Young Survival Coalition
Offers private Facebook group and virtual hangouts for young adults with breast 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.
Advanced or metastatic breast cancer
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.