The amount of information about cancer on the internet can be overwhelming and intimidating to many. While Wellspring has no control over what information is available, this guide will provide you with a list of both community and national sites and organizations that we believe offer reliable information about cancer care and treatment.
Please keep in mind that information on a website should never replace medical advice from your health care team.
Aplastic-Anemia & Myelodysplasia Association of Canada
The Aplastic Anemia & Myelodysplasia Association of Canada (AAMAC) is a leading funder of research into bone marrow failure diseases in Canada. Our volunteer-run organization supports patients and caregivers across the country who are living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. www.aamac.ca
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reaching every person in Canada affected by a brain tumour with support, education and information and to funding brain tumour research. www.braintumour.ca
BreastFree.org is a non-profit website for women who want to learn more about living breast-free. Here, you’ll find the information you need to select breast forms, bras, and swimsuits. You’ll find advice about creative ways to look good and feel great about yourself. And you’ll find support from women who have chosen not to reconstruct and want to share their stories with you. www.breastfree.org
Canadian Cancer Society
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. www.cancer.ca
F.A.C.E. I.T. Breast Cancer
Dr. Annette Richard created this London Ontario based program to answer questions about breast cancer, help lessen anxiety about breast cancer, demonstrate how post-op “looks”, give unique tools to aid recovery and to provide in-home assistance immediately following surgery. www.faceitbreastcancer.com
Grief and Loss Resource Committee
Helping people and families experience a healthy grief response in relation to loss, death, and transition through community education and professional development. www.grieflossresources.ca
Dr. Annette Richard is a General Practitioner in London with a particular interest in cancer. She can help you understand your pathology, give great advice and tips on preparing for and avoiding painful procedures, help prepare you for chemo and radiation, and expedite results and referrals. This service is covered by OHIP. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Dr. Richard.
Journey Through Loss
The Journey Though Loss Bereavement Support Group began in 1996 at the request of the Bereavement Services Committee of London, an organization of bereavement professionals from various agencies and interests whose purpose is to provide education to the community and to identify service needs for bereaved individuals. www.journeythroughloss.ca
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC)
The LLSC has been helping people with blood cancers since 1955. Take advantage of the following services provided by the LLSC at no cost: connect with an Information Specialist who can assist you throughout your cancer treatment, speak with survivors and families who’ve experienced your type of blood cancer, access a wide range of educational resources to help you understand and manage your type of blood cancer. www.llscanada.org
Lifemark Physiotherapy Wortley Village is located in Wortley Village in the heart of London’s Old South. The clinical team includes physiotherapists, massage therapists, an occupational therapist and a kinesiologist; all registered with their respective regulatory colleges. The knowledgeable and experienced staff have a diverse background of education and special interests which brings an impressive depth and breadth to the therapeutic services they offer. www.lifemark.ca
London Prostate Cancer Support Group
Please click here for more information on the London Prostate Cancer Support Group.
London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP)
The London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), is a world-class cancer care facility. For more than 50 years, LRCP has been providing the highest quality care to patients and their families from across the region of Southwestern Ontario. Their catchment area includes the counties of Middlesex/London, Elgin, Oxford, Perth, Huron, Grey, Bruce, Lambton and Kent. www.lhsc.on.ca
Look Good, Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is a national non-profit program, committed to helping women manage the appearance related effects of cancer and its treatment. The cornerstone of the program is the free 2-hour workshop led by industry trained cosmeticians and hair alternatives specialists. www.lgfb.ca
Lung Cancer Canada
Lung Cancer Canada’s sole mission is to raise awareness, provide patient focused information and offer peer support to everyone touched by lung cancer. www.lungcancercanada.ca
Dealing with lymphoma can be overwhelming, whether you’re a patient yourself or you know someone who is. But you don’t have to face it alone. We connect patients, their family and friends, medical professionals, researchers, volunteers, and donors to build a strong lymphoma community. www.lymphoma.ca
By working together with Canadian support groups, the Scientific Advisory Board and the International Myeloma Foundation, Myeloma Canada aims to provide education and support, raise awareness of this devastating disease and help drive efforts towards improving access to clinical trials and new treatments. www.myelomacanada.ca
Ovarian Cancer Canada
Ovarian Cancer Canada is a registered Canadian charitable organization dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer. They provide leadership by supporting women living with the disease and their families, raising awareness, and funding research to develop early detection techniques, improved treatment and ultimately a cure. www.ovariancanada.org
St. Joseph’s Hospice
Since its inception in 1986, Hospice of London has supported over 1800 individuals and their family members who were facing the end stage of a life threatening illness such as heart, lung, or renal disease and cancer. Hospice services are available throughout London and its immediate surrounding area. www.sjhospicelondon.com