In one convenient place, we’ve compiled some of the most reliable and trusted online cancer resources that women and those connected to them can turn to.
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- Brain Tumours (1)
- Breast Cancer (7)
- Cervical Cancer (1)
- Lung Cancer (1)
- Ovarian Cancer (1)
- For Caregivers (3)
- For Health Professionals (6)
- General Cancer Information (5)
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- Provincial Cancer Systems (11)
- Alberta (1)
- Manitoba (1)
- New Brunswick (1)
- Newfoundland (1)
- Nova Scotia (1)
- NW Territories (1)
- Ontario (1)
- PEI (1)
- Quebec (1)
- Saskatchewan (1)
- Women's Health (1)
- Young Adults & Cancer (3)
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is dedicated to reaching every person in Canada affected by a brain tumour with support, education and information, and to funding brain tumour research. Braintumor.ca provides information on the disease and a range of ways to get support such as support groups, group activities, youth and teen support and story-sharing.
The Breast Cancer Sisterhood uses videos to inspire, help, guide and support those with breast cancer and their networks, including survivors, husbands, caregivers, children and teens. There are a range of videos about nutrition and breast cancer, treatment and side effects, mind and body, self-image, lymphedema and counselling.
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is committed to funding Canadian breast cancer research into the detection, prevention, treatment and to ultimately find a cure for breast cancer. The website provides information about the organization, breast cancer and ways to help, donate and get involved.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation works to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative research, meaningful education and awareness programs, early diagnosis and effective treatment, and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer. The website provides information on the foundation, breast cancer and breast health, as well as current related news stories and breast cancer events.
Public Health Agency of Canada’s breast cancer portion of the website offers information on breast cancer, risk factors, disease management and facts and figures.
Rethink Breast Cancer is a charity helping young people who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer through innovative breast cancer education, research and support programs. The Rethink website provides information on breast cancer, breast health and prevention, as well as links to research, resources, national and community events and the Rethink fashion line.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Network is a national link between all groups and individuals concerned about breast cancer. The CBCN offers breast cancer news plus resources in all possible related areas, and provides support groups, community services and ways to get involved.
The Young Women with Breast Cancer: Peer Navigation + Support Program is a collaborative initiative between Wellspring, Willow, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre and Rethink Breast Cancer that enables young women to share their concerns about breast cancer in a confidential manner with an experienced trained peer volunteer.
The Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Network (CCPCN) is a pan-Canadian network of federal, provincial and territorial cervical cancer screening programs; expert groups; medical and professional organizations; individuals and cervical cancer survivors. The goal of the CCPCN is to facilitate the continued reduction in the incidence, morbidity and mortality of cervical cancer in Canada. The website provides information about cervical cancer and HPV, including screening and vaccine programs across the country, understanding test results and living with the diagnosis.
The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) is dedicated to increasing awareness of colorectal cancer, supporting patients and advocating for population-based screening and timely access to effective treatments. The CCAC website provides facts and information on colorectal cancer including screening, treatments, side effects, research, new treatments, future drugs and how to live a healthy lifestyle. This site provides help on how to cope plus a wide range of ways in which to get support.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Colon Cancer Check section of the website provides facts and information on colon cancer, prevention and screening, and community events surrounding the disease.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The website provides information from patient services and disease information to ways to help and advocate to information about research and information for professionals.
Lung Cancer Canada’s mission is to raise awareness, provide patient-focused information and offer peer support to everyone touched by lung cancer. Lung Cancer Canada’s website is a resource to learn more about the disease, get involved, find support and volunteer.
Ovarian Cancer Canada aims to overcome ovarian cancer by supporting women living with the disease and their families, raising awareness in the general public and with healthcare professionals and funding research to develop early detection techniques, improved treatment and, ultimately, a cure. Ovariancanada.org provides women with information on the disease, as well as support services including ways to connect with others locally or remotely.
The Canadian Caregiver Coalition is the national body representing and promoting the voice, needs and interests of family caregivers with all levels of government, and the community through advocacy and leadership, research and education, and information, communication and resource development. The Canadian Caregiver Coalition is made up of a diverse group of individuals and organizations. Individual partners include caregivers, researchers, and professional service providers.
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is the national association for hospice palliative care in Canada. CHPCA specializes in care for persons approaching death with the goal of lessening the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief. The CHPCA works towards increased awareness, knowledge and skills related to hospice palliative care, the development of national standards for practice, support on research, and advocacy for improved hospice palliative care policy, resource allocation and support for caregivers.
Caregiver Connect is a bilingual web portal that provides access to information and resources that caregivers need to care for themselves, to provide better quality care to their family members and friends and to connect and share with other caregivers. The site addresses issues faced by individuals caring for friends, parents, children, spouses and older adults, as well as supporters of caregivers.
The Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists offers continuing professional development, communication amongst medical oncologists and a network of professional contacts. The website offers information on conferences, fellowships and membership opportunities.
The Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO/ACIO) is the national organization that supports Canadian nurses to promote and develop excellence in oncology nursing practice, education, research and leadership. The website gives information for members, information about events, and other information such as an online journal and education resources.
The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology is an organization of professionals, clinicians, researchers, educators and others dedicated to the understanding, treatment and study of the social, psychological, emotional, spiritual and quality-of-life aspects of cancer. The purpose of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology is to foster and encourage interdisciplinary excellence in psychosocial research education and clinical practice in oncology.
The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) represents Canadian professional social workers and works to monitor employment conditions, to establish standards of practice within the profession, and to promote excellence in social work practice, education and research. The website is rich in information, providing information about social work in Canada and internationally, credentials, social justice and advocacy and much more.
The Canadian Oncology Societies (COS) is a federation of oncological societies with a common voice in Oncology. COS works to increase and exchange knowledge in the field of oncology, promote the application of such knowledge in the prevention and diagnosis of cancer and the care of cancer patients and their families, and promote interdisciplinary approaches to patient care and research in cancer. cos.ca offers education in the form of webcasts, podcasts and online publications, as well as event information and links to member societies.
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is a partnership of cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, patients and survivors, determined to bring change to the cancer control domain. The Partnership works to stimulate new knowledge and accelerate the implementation of existing knowledge about cancer control across Canada.
The Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) provides information to cancer patients and those who care for them by creating and maintaining cancer-related Internet mailing lists and web-based resources. The website is primarily a collection of online communities designed to provide information about cancer in a supportive environment.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society website provides cancer patients, their friends and family and the general public with up-to-date information about cancer and cancer prevention.
Cancer.com supports the cancer community by simplifying the way patients search for cancer information online. It provides a directory of links as a source for online cancer education, decision-making resources and assessment tools.
Cancer View Canada connects Canadians to online services, information and resources for cancer control. The website is a portal that brings together resources for cancer prevention, screening, treatment and supportive, palliative and end-of-life care. Cancer View Canada also links people in the Canadian cancer community to each other as well as to a wide range of cancer control services and resources such as cancer and health organizations across Canada.
“Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer” provides links to many national and provincial cancer organizations and resources.
Sharing Strength is a Canadian online resource and community for women with breast cancer, providing access to trusted organizations, quality resources and peer support.
Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada provides free programs, support and information to anyone affected by breast cancer, including a peer support program, information services and a support group program. Willow.org provides information on available programs, services and education, as well as information for financial concerns. The website also provides support through online communities, peer support groups and telephone support.
Gilda’s Club strives to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends. Gildasclub.org provides information about finding, joining and starting a clubhouse as well as an online cancer support community called “The Living Room”.
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is a workshop-based program that helps women manage the appearance-related effects of cancer and its treatment. At the heart of Look Good Feel Better is a free, two-hour workshop offered at over 100 cancer care facilities and hospitals across Canada. The Look Good Feel Better website provides program information, workshop locations, events and fundraisers and a link to their online magazine.
MyLifeLine.org is a nonprofit organization that encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create free, customized websites in order to empower them to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration and healing.
Wellspring is a network of centres providing high-quality cancer support, education and coping skills to a growing number of individuals, family members and professional caregivers in Canada. Wellspring.ca offers information about Wellspring’s network of cancer support centres as well as information on all of Wellspring’s programs.
Wellwood provides information, supportive care programs and peer support to people who have received a diagnosis of cancer, their families and caregivers and healthcare providers.
The Canadian Virtual Hospice is an online community of patients, loved ones, healthcare providers and educators where you can find information and support for physical, emotional and spiritual concerns related to death and dying. Questions on the site are answered by a clinical team which specializes in palliative care. There is also information available for accessing financial aid, managing symptoms and up-to-date research on cancer treatments.
Caring Voices is an online community for cancer survivors. Caringvoices.ca can be used to access current resources, learn about upcoming survivorship events, take part in chats and discussions and meet other survivors.
Past news, research, articles and tips that may help you through your cancer journey.
Alberta Health Services aims to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. The website provides information for patients, their families and healthcare professionals, about hospitals and facilities, programs and services, health information and news and events.
The BC Cancer Agency, servicing British Columbia and Yukon territories, provides screening, diagnosis and care, sets treatment standards, and conducts research into causes of, and cures for, cancer. The website provides information for patients, the public and healthcare professionals, regional services, research and ways to give.
CancerCare Manitoba’s website provides patient and family care through resources for families, treatment, support and volunteer services. The site provides information on cancer research and the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
NBCN is a division of the Department of Health, established to create an evidence-based provincial strategy for all elements of cancer care, including prevention, screening, treatment, follow-up care, palliative care, education and research. The site features a range of cancer-related information, publications and press releases.
The Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation (NCTRF) is a province-wide organization with a mandate to meet the needs of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in cancer prevention, treatment and support, and research. The website provides information for cancer patients and their families and is also intended to help prepare new patients and their families for their first visit to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.
Cancer Care Nova Scotia, a program of the Department of Health, aims to reduce the effects of cancer on individuals and families through research, prevention and screening, and lessen the fear of cancer through education and information. The website provides support for patients and families, information about prevention, detection and cancer services, and education and training for health professionals.
Health promotion is an integral part of the Department of HSS’ preventive public health activities. Working together with other departments and non-government agencies, the Department focuses on opportunities for education and training, and the development of healthy public policy.
Cancer Care Ontario is the provincial agency responsible for continually improving cancer services and the government’s cancer advisor. The website provides information about the Ontario Cancer System, prevention, care of the disease and their research programs.
The Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre works to provide the best in cancer care in one of Atlantic Canada’s most advanced and up-to-date facilities. This website provides information on the holistic care offered at the PEI Cancer Treatment Centre. Information is provided on various types of cancer, possible treatment options and the importance of nutrition, in order to help patients and their loved ones through the cancer journey.
The Quebec Breast Cancer Screening Program (PQDCS) offers mammography exams every two years to women aged 50 to 69 years. The goal of the Quebec breast cancer screening program is to reduce mortality due to breast cancer by at least 25% for this age group, over a ten-year period. The Department of Health and Social Services invites women to take note of the benefits, limitations and drawbacks of mammography.
The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency is responsible for conducting a program for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of cancer in the Province of Saskatchewan. The website provides information for patients, family and friends and professionals and highlights information about different cancer screening and research.
Womenshealthmatters.ca provides the latest information, news and research findings on women’s health, diseases and lifestyle trends. This site provides virtual Health Centres on cancer and also hosts Le Club, a virtual meeting place for women to join discussion groups, share their stories and send questions to our women’s health experts.
Alli’s Journey is an organization that strives to support young adults aged 18 to 35, a unique group within the cancer family. It supports research specific to the cancers that target this population, and various community resources that provide critical care, counseling and assistance to young adults who are fighting the disease.
Starbright World is an online social network where teens (ages 13 to 20) who have serious medical conditions, and siblings of seriously ill teens, can connect with each other via moderated chat rooms, games, bulletin boards, videos, and more, from home or from the hospital.
Young Adult Cancer Canada is an online group geared for young adults aged 15 to 19 who are dealing with cancer. There are support groups and information resources; it is a place for people who understand what young adult cancer patients are going through and want to connect with others who do as well.