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Also check our ADVOCACY in the NEWs section for local media interviews and articles – some of them include important knowledge on cancer, cancer lived experiences, and cancer care in Newfoundland and Labrador!
RESOURCES on CANCER
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Cancer Care program website: https://cancercare.easternhealth.ca/ – This program oversees the cancer prevention, screening, and care services offered to the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. They have many useful programs, including oncology social work program and Nurse navigator program. Check their website for these and other services you or your loved ones affected by cancer may benefit from
Indigenous Patient Navigator Program website: https://www.easternhealth.ca/prc/indigenous-health/ – An important program supporting the Indigenous individuals while navigating through the healthcare system in NL. – Also see https://firstlightnl.ca/program/aboriginal-patient-navigators/
The Newfoundland and Labrador Cancer Care Foundation website: https://cancercarefoundation.ca/ – The Foundation, the leading cancer charity organization in the province, supports the cancer care activities & patients and families affected by cancer in our province in many ways. – One notable support is the Patient and Family Support Fund that provides financial aid to cancer affected individuals: https://cancercarefoundation.ca/get-support/
Daffodil place, St. John’s: https://support.cancer.ca/site/SPageServer/?pagename=ONSAC_TheLodge – Daffodil place offers accommodations if you need to travel to St. John’s for cancer treatment
Labrador-Grenfell Health – Cancer Care: https://www.lghealth.ca/your-health/programs-and-services/population-health/cancer-care/ – You can find information on cancer care above, if you locate in Labrador – Grenfell region, NL
Western Health Cancer Patient Navigation Program: https://westernhealth.nl.ca/home/health-topics-main/cancer/ – Information on the Nurse navigator program offered to the patients in the Western Health region.
Gaining Ground – the provincial cancer control strategy /policy framework website: https://www.gov.nl.ca/hcs/chronicdisease/gainingground/ – A good summary of provincial government’s priorities in controlling the burden of cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Canadian Cancer Society website: https://cancer.ca/en/ – A well established support and information website for cancer affected individuals in Canada. Their many programs aim to provide support, information, and increase awareness about this disease and its effects. – See the support programs (including transportation) in Newfoundland and Labrador here : https://cancer.ca/en/search#q=Newfoundland%20and%20labrador
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer website: https://www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca/ – An important organization aiming to standardize the cancer care across Canadian Territories and Provinces, and to improve the wellness and health outcomes of cancer-affected individuals.
Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) website: https://www.youngadultcancer.ca/ – YACC offers resources as well as an annual conference to support young adults diagnosed with cancer.
Belles with Balls website: https://belleswithballsnl.com/ – Belles with Balls focuses on ovarian cancer and aims to raise funds for ovarian cancer research in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Candelighters _ NL: https://www.candlelightersnl.ca/ – Candlelighters focuses on programs for pediatric (aka, childhood) cancer affected individuals and families.
Canadian Cancer Survivor Network: https://survivornet.ca/learn/health-concerns-for-cancer-patients/financial-cost-of-cancer/financial-help/newfoundland-labrador/ – You can access the links to various national cancer-specific organizations (for example, breast cancer, young adult cancers) here: https://survivornet.ca/connect/partners/
Select talks delivered in the Public Conference on Cancer (October 15, 2022) website: https://strength-in-community.ca/2022/10/26/public-conference-on-cancer-select-recordings-presentation-materials/ – You can find slide decks or video recordings of five of the speakers, narrating cancer patient and family accounts and the importance of partnering with cancer-affected individuals in meaningful health research.