Info Sheet

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PEI Provincial Library  
Local Support

The following organizations and community groups come from both national and local levels.  Like the PEIBCIP, they provide resources for all those affected by breast cancer.  Please contact us if you know of a similar organization, whose resources we can share.

 PEI Self Referral Breast Screening Program (serves all parts of the Island):

  1-888-592-9888

 
January 2021 -  Support Group: Due to ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic Restrictions call Judy to determine if an in person meeting permitted using Masks and social distance 902-569-3496 (the BC support group meets the first Monday of each month 2 pm  unless it falls on a holiday in which instance it is the Second Monday of the month).  Call for support/info  902-569-3496 or charlottetownbreastcancersg@gmail.com

 www.wellspring.ca provides on line support and programs - worth a visit and/or call: 1-647-795-8641

Wellspring Cancer Support Network
"Well on the web"...for those with computer access Wellspring will provide assistance during your journey of cancer and is cross Canada.  Their address: www.wellspring.ca  tel.: 647-795-8641.  This not for profit has expanded its role so give them a visit...numerous on line programs.   They provide support for those with all cancers, including BC.  They host BC Support Group, and the Breast Cancer Circle.  For those with Metastatic cancer there is an Oasis Advanced Cancer Support Group. 

 

www.wellspring.ca/online-programs/

 

 



Canadian Cancer Society, PEI
The Canadian Cancer Society offers free and confidential support and information for people with cancer and their family, friends and caregivers.

Support and Information can be accessed in various ways:

902-566-1713  CCS - PEI Division  220 Water st. Charlottetown, PE  C1A 9M5 

For support services, call our toll-free helpline: 1-888-778-3100; e-mail at Info@cis.cancer.ca, and through community-based peer support groups across Canada.

Cancer Information Service provides answer to questions about all types of cancer, diagnostic tests, treatments, side effects, clinical trials and many other cancer-related topics.
Call 1-888-939-3333

Peer Support Service connects people living with cancer and caregivers with trained volunteers who offer encouragement and share ideas for coping.  Local programs, such as:  Call 902-566-4007 or toll-free 1-800-566-4007

Online Community – CancerConnection.ca – helps people who have cancer, cancer survivors and caregivers by sharing their experiences and building supportive relationships.
Call 1-888-939-3333.    




Cancer Patient Navigator
The Patient Navigator Program is provided by Health PEI and provides information, guidance and support to the patient and their family.   

For more information contact 902-894-2556 or 1-877-511-5177; e-mail cancernavigator@ihis.org


Cancer Treatment Centre
The Cancer Treatment Centre located at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Prince County Hospital Satellite Clinic is focused on specialized care and well-being for individuals diagnosed with cancer. Recognizing that each experience with cancer is unique in cause, symptoms, treatment and challenges, the centre follows a person-centered care approach to cancer care.

There is a large variety of information resources and pamphlets available at the Cancer Treatment Centre.  Their website also contains a number of links to reputable websites.  You can access the links by visiting:  www.cancercentre.pe.ca


Lymphedema Management Program
If you have concerns that you might be at risk for lymphedema, and/or if you are experiencing lymphedema, ask your physician or any health care professional involved with your cancer care to refer you to the trained therapist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).  Alanna Saulnier is the specialist at the QEH Physiotherapist Department and can be contacted at 902-894-2062.

VIEW PROGRAM PDF


Generic Drug Program
This program is open to Islanders under age 65 who do not have health insurance.  

For more information:  www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/apply-generic-drug-program or call 1-877-577-3737


Moving Forward Program
The PEI Cancer Treatment Centre is offering a program for patients who have completed treatment.  This includes information on follow-up care, healthy eating, physical activity, coping and adjustment, survivorship and community resources.

For more information contact The Cancer Patient Navigator at 902-894-2552


Prince Edward Island Breast Cancer Support Groups
The PEI Breast Cancer Support Groups are survivor-driven groups dedicated to providing support to those affected by breast cancer.

 The PEI Breast Cancer Support Groups provide:
  • Group support
  • A voice of solidarity for breast cancer survivors
  • Education
  • Advocacy
For details concerning meetings, contact: 

Charlottetown: Judy at 902-359-3496 currently meet monthly in person with masks 2 pm 1st Monday of the month
Souris: Suzette at 902-687-3950
Montague
Western PEI
 



Metastatic Breast Cancer Group PEI
 

Sharon MacNeill recognized the need for those with metastatic breast cancer to have a place to “call their own, so has begun a Facebook page.  It is private and confidential and meetings are by telephone or in person. 

For more information, contact Sharon at 902-888-2659 or sharonmacneill@gmail.com 

To visit the Atlantic Metastatic BC Website hosted by Sharon go to: www.mbcatlantic.ca

or info@mbcatlantic.ca






Look Good, Feel Better
A program which teaches women living with cancer how to use cosmetic techniques and hair alternatives to help manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer and its treatment.

For more information call 902-894-2027 (Charlottetown) or 902-435-2500 or 902-438-4418 (Summerside)


Prosthetic Resources
Women who have had breast surgery can get their first prosthetic and bra free from the Prince Edward Island Provincial Government by calling 902-892-4556 and leave a message.  For further purchases of breast prostheses or mastectomy/lumpectomy supplies contact:
 
Linda Murphy, R.N.      902-393-2821 or 902-569-3288

Island Home Health Care, 41 St. Peter’s Road, Charlottetown, PEI    902-628-1500

Lawtons Drugs, 161 St. Peter’s Road, Charlottetown, PEI   902-628-6611

Lawtons Drugs, County Fair Mall, Summerside, PEI   902-432-3563

Montague Pharmacy (fittings/supplies) Ext. 8:  Brenda:1-902-838-2561

Atlantic Prosthetics Inc., Polyclinic, 106 - 199 Grafton Street, Charlottetown, PEI   902-368-7767

Canadian Cancer Society   902-566-1713 or toll-free 1-800-566-4007



Wigs
Martinique Shop, Cornwall, PEI   Toll-free 1-855-229-1809, by appointment only

Really You Esthetics, 8 Mt. Edward Road, Charlottetown, PEI   902-940-5581 or 902-566-5774

Canadian Cancer Society   902-566-4007 or toll-free 1-800-566-4007

Hats Off Salon, 55 Woodleigh Drive, Kensington, PEI  902-836-4270


Confederation Library
 

Confederation Centre Public Library
P.O. Box 7000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8G8
902-368-4644
jehoward@gov.pe.ca

This is not an exhaustive list, but one I would recommend as a starting point based on recent publication dates. It is a mix of scientific publications and a few memoirs.
 
If your members or clients are interested in finding more resources, we have library staff available who are always happy to help find the right book for the persons' needs. Our staff are trained to be discrete if providing help locating resources on a more sensitive topic. Additionally, patron records are confidential. Sometimes with health related concerns, people are more hesitant to look to the library since it is a more "public" space but we absolutely respect the privacy of our patrons.
 
 
Books:

The Undying: pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care / Anne Boyer (*Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction) - 2019

Your healthiest healthy : eight easy ways to take control and fight cancer, and live a longer, cleaner, happier life / Samantha Harris – 2018

Breasts : the owner's manual : every woman's guide to reducing cancer risk, making treatment choices, and optimizing outcomes / Kristi Funk - 2018

The Bright Hour: a memoir of living and dying / Nina Riggs – 2017

Detecting & living with breast cancer for dummies / Marshalee George – 2017

The breast cancer survival manual : a step-by-step guide for women with newly diagnosed breast cancer / John S. Link

I’m just a person / Tig Notaro – 2016

Cook for your life : delicious, nourishing recipes for before, during, and after cancer treatment / Ann Ogden Gaffney – 2015

The silver lining : a supportive and insightful guide to breast cancer / Hollye Jacobs - 2014

DVDs:

The Long Goodbye: the Kara Tippets Story - 2019

Beauty and the breast – 2014

Five - 2012

Terminal City. The complete series - 2005


 



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