Cancer affects many people. As a result, most communities have support services and volunteers to help. These support services might focus on certain kinds of cancer or they may focus on certain aspects of living with cancer or its treatment. They sometimes host workshops on certain topics. Other volunteers help by just listening to you. Meeting with others who have faced or are facing similar challenges can create a sense of belonging and provide practical advice. Both the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and Canadian Cancer Society offer support groups for patients with cancer and their family members.
Many of our educational and self-help groups are professionally facilitated. They are composed of patients, their family and friends.
More information about cancer support services and volunteer services is available from your cancer care team, the support services calendars, and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Look Good Feel Better (TM)
Look Good Feel Better (TM) was created from the concept that if a woman can be helped to look good while undergoing treatment for cancer, an improved self-image and a boost to her morale will help her face her disease with greater confidence. When a woman takes control of her appearance, someting wonderful happens - she feels better too. Free two-hour workshops held in cancer centres and cancer-care facilities across Canada make this possible. Participants regain their self-confidence with the assistance of certified Look Good Feel Better (TM) volunteers to feel more like themselves again. Contact a cancer centre social worker for more information or visit the Look Good Feel Better website.