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WOMEN'S CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS

Brandon                    Myrna             204 728-3044   
Flin Flon                    Virginia          204 687-8129
Gimili                        June               204 642-7463  
Gretna                       Evelyn           204 327-6610
Neepawa                   Mary Ellen     204 476-2635
Pinawa                      Susan             204 753-3157
Portage La Prairie      Linda             204 267-2322
Selkirk                      Wendy           204 785-2456

Snow Lake                Ella                204 358-2385 
Teulon                      Claudette       204 886-2710

Manitoba Support Groups

Click this link for a list of all Breast Cancer Survivor dragon boat teams.

Please contact the team closest to you to see how you can join.

 

Breast Cancer Websites

Look Good Feel Better was created from a belief that if a woman with cancer can be helped to look good, chances are she’ll feel better, her spirits will be lifted and she’ll be empowered to face her illness with greater confidence.

​Look Good Feel Better is a national program dedicated to helping women with cancer learn techniques and shares tips and information on skin care, make-up, nail care, wigs/scarves/hats, sun protection, hygiene and oral care that manage the appearance-related side effects of their treatment.

Find a workshop in your area where you can attend a supportive, informative and full of easy inspiring strategies for managing the effects that cancer and its treatments have on your appearance.

We have three dedicated teams of volunteer cosmetologists and wig specialists who conduct hands-on workshops on skin care, makeup and head covering techniques.

Women MUST register on line at www.lgfb.ca or if you don't have a computer or have trouble with registering on line you can call toll free 1-800-914-5665.


The next Look Good Feel Better session in Brandon is the fourth Wednesday of the month, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


There is no charge for the workshops, but pre-registration is required.

Breast Check is a program to check women ages 50 and older for early signs of breast cancer who have no symptoms. The website provides information about screening mammograms and how to make an appointment.

The hereditary breast and ovarian cancer society is a Canadian website that provides information to people regarding HBOC. 

The IBCPC is an international organisation whose mandate is to encourage the establishment of breast cancer dragon boat teams, within the framework of participation and inclusiveness. We support the development of recreational dragon boat paddling as a contribution to a healthy life style for those diagnosed with breast cancer.

Contact Hope to chat with our Breast Cancer nurse who can answer your questions, discuss your options and connect you to helpful information and support.  She is available to talk regarding breast health issues, hereditary cancer, screening, diagnosis, treatment, end of life care, and survivorship.

For information for the community contact volunteer in your area call 1-888-660-4866.

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network was created by a group of Canadians concerned about cancer. 

Visit their website or email info@survivornet.ca

The Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) is Canada's leading survivor-directed, national network of organizations and individuals concerned about breast cancer. CBCN strives to voice the views and concerns of breast cancer survivors and patients through promotion of information sharing, education and advocacy activities.

Visit their website or email whall@cbcn.ca

Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer provides assistance to Manitobans experiencing financial difficulties while undergoing treatment and follow-up for breast cancer. The site has information about how to apply for financial assistance.

Eight Things You Need to Know

Number of Articles with great information and tips of potential cancer issues.

Mesothelioma guide 

Features information about reconstruction options available to Manitoban women through the plastic surgery team at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre.

A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can be frightening and confusing. In this series, you’ll learn about what to expect during treatment and some strategies for coping with collateral damage, the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment.

Website and article with resources on talking to your kids about your terminal illness, 

Dr Love is a top researcher in Breast Cancer check out this site to get good information
on all aspects of breast cancer.

Eating well during and after your cancer treatment

Website link to Mesothelioma

View the exercise guide for breast cancer survivors.  This link will open a PDF document.

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