New patient orientation sessions help prepare patients for their care at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre and Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina by providing a better understanding of what to expect during a visit.
Patients who are referred to a cancer centre will be mailed an invitation to attend an orientation session before or after their first scheduled appointment with the oncologist. Family members are also welcome to attend the session. If patients are unable to attend, we strongly encourage a family member/caregiver attend in their place.
The sessions will:
- orient patients and their family to our facility and the process of care
- provide an overview of services and resources available
- offer suggestions for dealing with the emotional challenges of living with cancer
- empower patients to actively participate in their care
Volunteers and staff will present information and share some strategies that can help patients and their families cope with a diagnosis of cancer.
Check the support services calendars to find out when new patient orientation sessions are offered.
For Saskatoon information, contact the New Patient Navigators at (306) 242-6375 (Saskatoon Cancer Center) and for Regina information, contact the New Patient Navigators at (306) 766-2455 at the Allan Blair Cancer Center.