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Coping & Support

Click on any of the links below to access Coping & Support related web sites.

Local (Vancouver) Based
Callanish Society is a small organization in Vancouver, BC, dedicated to improving the emotional and spiritual health of communities by assisting families with cancer, and their health care providers, to explore illness and/or death openly and consciously. A team of health care professionals and volunteers offers weeklong retreats and ongoing support programs.
Located in Vancouver, InspireHealth is Canada's foremost integrated cancer care centre. They focus on helping patients integrate research-informed natural approaches to health into their cancer treatment and recovery.

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Canada Based
The Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Canada offers support for newly diagnosed patients, free resource materials, discussion boards, treatment and clinical trials information, and free teleconferences on new and upcoming medical information.
The Canadian Cancer Society web site offers free printable materials on diseases and treatment as well as coping and support. They also deliver a variety of community-based education and support programs.
This is also an excellent web site dedicated to myeloma patients with a Canadian focus.
The Aplastic Anemia & Myelodysplasia Association of Canada (AAMAC) is dedicated to informing the public about aplastic anemia and myelodysplasia, provide a nation-wide support network for patients and advocate and raise funds for medical research.

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US & International Based
CancerCare provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs include counselling, education, and practical help, and are provided by trained oncology social workers free of charge.
Cancer Net is a web site that addresses the following topics: cancer types, diagnosis and treatment, coping, survivorship, and managing side effects. The information is easy to navigate and understand. It gives basic information to build your cancer knowledge.
The Wellness Community is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free on-line support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones.
A web site specifically dedicated to myeloma patients. Their commitment is to provide you with the most up to date and in depth information about multiple myeloma including research and treatment advances, as well as information about upcoming events and their research, education, support and advocacy programs.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. They help people with cancer focus on living; they believe unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. From the moment of diagnosis the LAF provides the practical information and tools people with cancer need to live life on their own terms.
The Max Foundation (TMF) is a US-based non-profit cancer organization with international focus. TMF is dedicated to helping patients with leukemia and blood cancer worldwide by facilitating access to treatment and providing care and support for those who have limited access to resources.

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