Seeking Information and Support

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A prostate cancer diagnosis can be confusing for patients and their families, and you may not know where to turn for support. Don’t be afraid to ask your healthcare team any questions you have. They can help you with:

  • General information about prostate cancer, how it’s diagnosed, treated and possible side effects
  • How you’re feeling emotionally and physically
  • Practical concerns like getting to the hospital or financial stress you may be experiencing

Many hospitals and cancer centres have services such as counselling, support groups or patient navigators who can help you through this time. Ask your healthcare team about the services available to you.

Need more information or support?

Here are organizations and information help lines that can provide answers to your questions or refer you to other support services in your area.
Region Name                           Contact details
Canada Cancer Information Service 1-888-939-3333
TTY:  1-886-786-3934
Manitoba CancerCare Manitoba Cancer Navigation Services
Interlake Eastern: 1-855-557-2273
Northern: 1-855-740-9322
Prairie Mountain: 1-855-346-3710
Southern: 1-855-623-1533
Winnipeg: 1-855-837-5400
Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland Eastern Health Cancer Patient Navigation 1 (855) 848-3888
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Navigation
Ontario Cancer Care Ontario Indigenous Navigators
Please see website for regional phone number
Prince Edward Island PEI Cancer Patient Navigation Program 1-877-511-5177

PROCURE 1-855-899-2873
Quebec Cancer Foundation Info-cancer 1-800-363-0063
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Counseling and Support Services
Please see website for list of available resources
Nunavut Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line
Please see website for list of resources and phone numbers


Last reviewed May 2019

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