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Other Resources 

Practice guidelines

  1. ASCO Guidelines (American Society of Clinical Oncology)

  2. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines (US National Comprehensive Cancer Network) 

  3. Pan-Canadian Guidance on Organization and Structure of Survivorship Services and Psychosocial-Supportive Care Best Practices For Adult Cancer Survivors 

  4. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology



For general information:

  1.  Canadian Cancer Society (CCS):

  2. For online cancer-specific support:

  3. For over-the-phone peer support:

  4. Canadian Breast Cancer Network

  5. (Dr.Muna Alkhaifi’s Website )


  7. Breast cancer society of Canada

Lymphedema Resources 

  1. Canadian Cancer Society

  2.  Lymphedema Association of Ontario

  3. Lymphedema, Canadian Cancer Society 

  4.  Ontario’ s Assistive Device Program



For Hereditary breast cancer:

  1. Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE): a national, non-profit organization

  2. dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast

  3. and ovarian cancer:

  4. Bright Pink: an organization for young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer:

Breast Reconstruction:

  1. Canadian Collaboration on Breast Reconstruction: a patient information website on

  2. breast reconstruction developed with the help of Canadian physicians from coast to

  3. coast involved in your breast cancer care and reconstruction:




For bras, camisoles and prosthesis:

  1. Melmira, a custom fitter store for bras that specialize in post-surgery fittings. Note:

  2. some insurance companies offer coverage for two surgical bras per year.Nordstrom, Eaton Centre can have lighter weight breast prostheses available as well as bra fitting/pocket creation seamstress services.

  3. After Breast Cancer/Premier Jour 1288 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto, 416-654-1868,

  4. - Free bra/camisole/breast prosthesis

  5. Solac - Provides women with limited financial resources with bras, camisoles and

  6. breastprosthesis at no cost to them after breast surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy).


Support Groups

  1. Sisters in Scars: a community of women offering mastectomy support and breast reconstruction support:

  2. Flat and Fabulous: an organization committed to advocating and providing support for those who are living post mastectomy without reconstruction:

  3. Canada DIEP Flap Support Group: a group for women in Canada who have had, who are

  4. about to have or who are considering having DIEP flap reconstruction


  6. Canadian Cancer Society 

  7.  Wellspring 



Learn About Your Genetic Risk and OBSP program

  1. Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)


  3. programs/ontario-breast-obsp

  4. Mental Health Resources

Coping with Cancer

  1. Bounce Back Ontario



Fertility Resources

  1. Fertile Future





Exercise Programs for Cancer Survivors

  1. Toronto Physiotherapy


Nutrition Resources

  1. Nourish


Sexual Health Resources



Work and Finance:


  2. Wellspring programs (Money Matters, Returning to Work, Back at Work) 

Cancer and Work

  1. You may find the following daily living resources helpful:

  2. Nanny Angel Network: trained volunteer professionals who donate their time to assist

  3. caring for children up to age 12: or call 1-877-731-8866.

  4. Grocery Gateway: a grocery delivery service: or call 905-564-877(local).

  5.  Mealtrain: pre-arranged meals that can be delivered to your home. They can also assist with rides, dog walking and errands:




  1. The Guide to Breast Reconstruction: Step-by-Step from Mastectomy through

  2. Reconstruction, by Patricia O’Grady, 2014.

  3. The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook: Issues and Answers, by Kathy Steligo, 2017

  4. Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Guide to Recovery, Healing and Wellness, by

  5. Naomi Aaronson, 2014


Helpful Apps

  1. Stop, Breathe & Think: basic use is free and you can check in with how you’re feeling,

  2. and try short activities that are tuned to your emotions:

  3. Calm: basic use is free and this can be helpful for meditation and sleep:

  4. Headspace: the first 10 lessons are free and this can be helpful for meditation, sleep, stress, anxiety:



Prepared by: D. Muna Alkhaifi
This handout is a modified version Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers | Women’s College Hospita / /PeterGilganCentre 76 Grenville Street | Toronto, ON M5S 1B2 | 416-323-6400 ext. 5987 |

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