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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)


Radiation Therapy: A guide for people with cancer (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.

Radiation Treatment: A Guide for Odette Cancer Centre Patients Please visit the PEARL (located on T-wing, 1st floor, by main reception) to pick up your copy.

Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People with Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
Please go to cancer.gov/publications/patient-education to download your copy.

Additional booklets are available specific to the area of your body receiving radiation treatment. Please ask your Radiation Therapist which booklet is right for you.


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 Breast Cancer, 2009
  • 100 Questions & Answers about Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer, 2009
  • Intimacy after Breast Cancer, 2010
  • The Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer, 2006
  • What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer, 2006

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.

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.

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.

Cancer Chat Canada

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

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 class on Breast cancer pre-surgery and a support group for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer patients.


Telephone: 1.877.499.9904
Website: wellspring.ca
Location(s): Several including Westerkirk House (on the Sunnybrook campus)
Free programs, including, Breast Cancer Support Groups, Nourish: Breast Cancer and Healthy Eating, and many more.

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Tips to Quit Smoking
Smoking can affect your cancer treatment. Please go to sunnybrook.ca/smokingcessation to view an interactive eLearning module on tips and strategies to help you quit smoking.

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.