A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. This page provides you with a list of resources in Calgary and Edmonton that may help you cope with your diagnosis or provide you with additional support.
Wellspring is a non-profit organization that provides a number of free services for the cancer community. They offer support groups, education programs, exercise programming, and return to work, among other things.
The Health and Wellness Lab provides a number free and fee-for-service programs for cancer survivors. The majority of the programs are at the University of Calgary but there are some programs run in locations throughout the City. Contact the lab for more details.
Resources for Symptom Management
Calgary Aids to Daily Living (403-955-6955) Provides breast prostheses & compression garments
Holy Cross Rehabilitation Oncology (403-698-8198) Assists with rehabilitation after surgery
Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC) Rehabilitation & Lymphedema Clinic You must receive a referral to this clinic by your family physician or any of your oncologists
Alberta Lymphedema Association (403-281-9205)
Compassionate Beauty (403-686-6936) Focuses on maintaining comfort and body image
Wellspring is opening a branch in Edmonton in Fall 2016. They will provide a number of different programs to support the cancer community. Visit their website for a full listing of programs that will be available.
Cross Cancer Institute
There are a number of different programs offered at the Cross Cancer Institute to support you through your cancer journey. Visit the Alberta Health Services website for up to date information.
Cancer Information Centre (780-432-8456 | firstname.lastname@example.org) This centre contains a number of resources on cancer types, therapies, nutrition, exercise, and coping with a diagnosis.
Chemotherapy and You Class (780-432-8919)
Psychosocial and Spiritual Resources (780-643-4303 | 780-643-4304) This department offers a number of services including counseling, art therapy, and support groups
Energize (780-432-8716) This class provides you with information about cancer related fatigue
Look Good...Feel Better (780-432-8456)
Physical Therapy Breast Class (780-432-8716)
Nutrition Services (780-432-8782)
Meals on Wheels (780-429-2020 | mealsonwheelsedmonton.org)