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videosVideos and podcasts

  • Cancer Care (US-based)
    Listen online at cancercare.org/connect (click on Listen to Workshops) or on your smartphone / tablet (search for Cancer Care in the Podcasts app).
  • Odette Cancer Centre
    Browse videos at sunnybrook.ca/cancereducation (click on My Video learning).

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

Melanoma: 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.

MNC Publications (Melanoma Network of Canada)
Please go to melanomanetwork.ca/mncpub to download free resources.

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.

  • Only Skin Deep: Programs and Resources, 2007
  • 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. 81039)
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.

Melanoma Network of Canada

Toll-free: 1.877.560.8035
Website: melanomanetwork.ca/how-do-I-get-support
Email: info@melanomanetwork.ca
Free services to support patients, families and caregivers.

Gilda's Club Toronto

Telephone: 416.214.9898
Website: gildasclubtoronto.org
Email: info@gildasclubtoronto.org
Free education workshops on Skin Health and Sun Safety, and support groups including Living with Cancer Support Group, Friends and Family Support Group, and 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.


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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