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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 a Social Worker
  • Ask a Nutrition Expert
  • Breathe Easy!
  • Art Therapy
  • Lymphedema
  • Early Menopause
  • Ask a Pharmacist
  • Ask a Nurse (RN)

bookletBooklets

Laryngeal 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.

  • John Hopkins Patients' Guide to Head and Neck Cancer, 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 Nursing Team

Telephone: 416.480.5000 (press 1, then ext. 81050)
Registered Nurses can answer your questions about treatment, give support for symptoms and side-effects, and provide information on how to manage care at home.

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.

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 a Laryngectomy Support and Information Group, and many more.


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.

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