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classesDrop-in sessions and classes

These free drop-in sessions and classes take place in the Odette Cancer Centre for patients and caregivers.

Please pick up a calendar from the PEARL (T-wing, 1st floor, by main reception) or go to sunnybrook.ca/cancereducation (click on My workshops and classes).

  • Introduction to Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials and Your Care
  • Ask a Radiation Therapist
  • Tips to Quit Smoking
  • Ask an Exercise Expert
  • Ask a Nutrition Expert
  • Breathe Easy!
  • Art Therapy
  • Lymphedema
  • Early Menopause
  • Ask a Pharmacist
  • Ask a Nurse (RN)

bookletBooklets

Stomach Cancer: Understanding Your Diagnosis (Canadian Cancer Society)
Please go to cancer.ca/publications or drop by the PEARL (T-wing, 1st floor, by main reception) at Odette Cancer Centre to pick one up.

booksBooks

You can borrow these books from the Odette Cancer Centre / Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Please visit the PEARL Library (T-wing, 1st floor, by main reception) or call 416.480.4534 for more information.

  • 100 Questions & Answers about Gastric Cancer, 2008
  • John Hopkins Patients' Guide of the Stomach & Esophagus, 2011
  • 100 Questions & Answers about Cancer Symptoms and Cancer Treatment Side Effects, 2011
  • Cancer Clinical Trials: A Common-Sense Guide to Experimental Cancer Therapies, 2012

Support services

Odette Patient & Family Support

Telephone: 416.480.4623
Location: TG-230 (T-wing, ground floor)
Free services to help you manage eating, stress, worry, financial concerns, changes in health, and daily activities.

Odette Nutrition Resource Centre

Telephone: 416.480.3438
Location: Odette Cancer Centre, T-wing, ground floor, TG-261 (across from Druxy’s)
A free drop-in service where you can meet with Clinical Nutrition staff to review your diet, help with problems with eating and appetite, and answer any questions or concerns about nutrition.

Canadian Cancer Society

Toll-free: 1.888.939.3333
Website: cancer.ca/support
Email: ccs@cancer.ca
Free services that includes peer support, support groups, online communities, a telephone cancer information service, and the Wheels of Hope Transportation Service.

Cancer Chat Canada

Website: cancerchat.desouzainstitute.com
Professionally-led online support groups for people affected by Cancer.

Gilda's Club Toronto

Telephone: 416.214.9898
Website: gildasclubtoronto.org
Email: info@gildasclubtoronto.org
Free support groups including Living with Cancer Support Group, Friends and Family Support Group, and many more.

Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre

Telephone: 905.579.4833
Website: hearthplace.org
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Free support services, emotional support, and wellness programs including a support group for caregivers, a class on eating well during cancer treatment, and many more.

Wellspring

Telephone: 1.877.499.9904
Website: wellspring.ca
Location(s): Several including Westerkirk House (on the Sunnybrook campus)
Free programs and services, including Peer Support.

My Gut Feeling

Website: mygutfeeling.ca
Location: In-person and virtual
Stomach cancer support network for patients, survivors and caregivers.


While this information may be useful, it is intended for educational purposes only. Please continue to ask your health care team if you have questions or concerns. For any other inquiries, please contact us at patienteducation@sunnybrook.ca.