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Member Organizations

Prince Edward Island Breast Cancer Information Partnership
 www.peibcip.ca  902-569-3496
PEIBCIP is comprised of volunteers representing various organizations involved with breast cancer in PEI.  Members work to ensure easily accessible, reliable and up-to-date information about prevention, early detection, treatment and follow-up care of breast cancer is available to those affected by breast cancer in Prince Edward Island. Breast Health 101 is provided on request by Partnership volunteers.

Member Organizations include:
*CANO: Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology - a national nursing interest group dedicated to the provision of quality nursing care for persons affected by cancer including prevention, detection, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care.  In PEI CANO helps to raise awareness of BC issues to nurses and other health professionals. Visit: www.cos.ca/cano/cano.htm

*CBCN: Canadian Breast Cancer Network
By/For those who are going through or have gone through the journey of breast cancer. CBCN is *the only National voice of breast cancer survivors in Canada and has a Board of Directors all of whom have/have had the journey of BC and represent their Province. CBCN represents breast cancer support groups, advocacy and affiliated groups across Canada.  National focus groups on the special concerns of rural women and young women with breast cancer, and those dealing with metastatic breast cancer, have helped the Partnership find ways to reach out to these groups nationally and in PEI. Their 800 number is: 1-800-668-2785 or  Visit: www.cbcn.ca
(They provide a free news bulletin by subscription)


 PEI Cancer Patient Navigator  QEH  Self Refer
 902-894-2552 or cancerpatientnavigator@ihis.org
 

*CCS: Canadian Cancer Society-PEI Division 902-566-4007 or 1-866-466-4007
*Providing the Partnership’s home base, the CCS is a National organization that fundraises to support core programs, research, advocacy, information, primary prevention, and support for people living with cancer.  Support programs include Cancer Information Service, a free service providing clear, simple information about all types of cancer: 1-888-393-3333; Cancer Connection: a free one-to-one emotional telephone support program that matches patients or family members with trained volunteers who have undergone the same type of cancer: 1-800-263-6750 (Wheels of Hope Transportation System)or locally 902-566-4007
Visit: www.cancer.ca

PEI Breast Screening Program - Self Referral
*Makes early detection of breast cancer tests available to PEI women aged 40-75 years through self-referral.  If symptoms are noted, ones health care provider can refer beyond age 75.   Bi-annual visits to the program provides a mammogram.  PEI BC Information Partnership has been able to respond to information needs of women being screened, including prevention and early detection at any age  - *For Screening appointment in PEI call:   1-888-592-9888 -  Ask for Mammography Department to book a Screening  appointment.

PEI Breast Cancer Support Group
*A support for those who have gone or are going through the journey of breast cancer.  Valuable advice about women’s informational needs during, before and after the breast cancer experience.  The Partnership helps promote their services. Meets monthly in person when COVID 19 restrictions permit - call in advance to confirm:
Charlottetown  902-569-3496 (Judy)



Souris: Suzette 902-687-3950 (phone support)


Other BC Supports:
Dense Breasts Canada
densebreastscanada.ca
Dense breasts can decrease the effectiveness of a mammogram and increase your risk for breast cancer. There are steps you can take to minimize your risk. Know and understand your breast density.   In PEI Breast density notification for all women was implemented in January 2020. You will be informed of your breast density category in your mammogram results letter: A, B, C or D.  Category C and D are dense breasts.  The government committed to screening ultrasound for women in Category D.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Atlantic
Website: mbcatlantic.ca
Email: info@mbcatlantic.ca
Sharon MacNeill, Founder 2016 (PEI/Atlantic)
Mission: to improve the lives of those in Atlantic Canada living with METS by providing education, resources and support; increasing awareness of the unmet needs of those living with MBC and advocating for change






PEIBCIP Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO)
A national nursing interest group dedicated to the provision of quality nursing care for persons affected by cancer including prevention, detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care. In PEI, CANO helps to raise awareness of breast cancer issues to nurses and other health professionals.
http://www.cano-acio.org



PEIBCIP PEI Breast Screening Program
Self Referral to PEI BC Screening Program: Makes early detection of breast cancer available to PEI women aged 40-74 years. Biennial visits to the program are recommended for women 50-74 and available annually for women 40-49.  Age 75 in consultation with family physician may request screening.    It is important that women be informed and talk with their health care provider about what is right for them.  The PEIBCIP has been able to respond to information needs of women being screened, including prevention and early detection.  To arrange Screening appointment in PEI call: 1-888-592-9888

PEIBCIP Prince Edward Island Breast Cancer Support Groups
Survivor-driven groups providing mutual support for women with breast cancer. Regular meetings each month. Representatives provide the Partnership with valuable advice about women’s informational needs during the breast cancer experience. The Partnership helps to promote their service to women in PEI. Charlottetown Contact: Judy 902-569-3496, Souris area:Suzette: 902-687-3950

Dec. 2020 - for now meeting with masks 2 pm 1st Monday of each month unless it falls on a holiday and is the second Monday...call judy for further info if needed 902-569-3496 



PEIBCIP Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN)
The national voice of breast cancer survivors, the Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) represents breast cancer support groups and advocacy and affiliated groups across Canada, and individually. National focus groups on the special concerns of rural women,young women with breast cancer and those with Metastatic Breast Cancer have helped the Partnership find ways to reach out to these groups in PEI.  Local CBCN Board Rep: Judy Donovan Whitty 902-569-3496 or judydw@eastlink.ca


CBCN provides a free subscription to the most up to date info on BC/supports - email or call CBCN to receive this worth while publication.  


CBCN 1-800-685-8820  www.cbcn.ca





http://www.cbcn.ca

PEIBCIP Canadian Cancer Society
Providing the Breast Cancer Information Partnership's home base, the Canadian Cancer Society is a national community based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. In working to control cancer, work is focused in five areas: cancer research, prevention, advocacy, information, and support.

Support services include the Cancer Information Service (toll-free 1-800-939-3333), CancerConnection and Reach to Recovery (on hold, hopefully temporarily), a program that gives women who are going through the journey of breast cancer, and/or have undergone breast cancer surgery the chance to talk to a breast cancer survivor. CancerConnections offers one-to-one emotional support and pairs patients or family members with trained volunteers of a similar age, family situation, etc. who gone through the same cancer.  The CCS-PEI Division number is -902-566-1713  or 220 Water. St., Charlottetown, PE  C1A 9M5

http://www.cancer.ca



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