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Patient Resources

Cancer View Canada connects Canadians to online services, information and resources about cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and supportive, palliative and end-of-life care.

Through its collaborative tools, Cancer View Canada also links people in the Canadian cancer community to each other.

There are more than 200 types of cancer and a wide array of available treatments. From the onset of symptoms to treatment, each person’s experience with cancer is different.

On this page you will find links to patient resources on Cancer Care Ontario’s website, as well as links to other sources of frequently requested cancer information. This information is provided to help inform patients, their families and caregivers so that they can become more involved in care decisions and supported at every step of the way.

Cancer Screening

More information about cancer screening in Ontario can be found on the Screening page.

To contact the Ontario Breast Screening Program, the Ontario Cervical Screening Program or ColonCancerCheck, please call 1-866-662-9233 or email

Cancer Treatment – Drug Information

General drug information can be found on the Drug information for Patients page. It is important to note that this information is intended only as supplemental material, and that patients should always discuss their care first with their physician.

Cancer Treatment – Locations

Cancer services in Ontario are provided by our Regional Cancer Programs. A full list of Regional Cancer Programs and local Regional Cancer Centre locations can be found on the Regional Cancer Centre Hospital Locations page.

Cancer Treatment – Home Care

In Ontario, home care services are coordinated by the Community Care Access Centres (CCACs). To find the contact information of your local CCAC, please visit their website.

Cancer Treatment – International Patients

Healthcare services, including cancer treatment, are covered for Ontarians under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). To qualify for OHIP, the individual must be a resident of Ontario and have a valid health card. Eligibility information for OHIP can be found on the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) Public Information page. For more information please contact the ServiceOntario INFOline at 1-866-532-3161.

There are hospitals in Ontario, Canada that accept international patients for cancer treatment. One of these hospitals is the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. A referral from the patient’s doctor where he/she is currently receiving treatment is needed to begin the process. The referral and discussion should be done before coming to Canada. Information for international patients who wish to be referred to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre can be found on the International Patient Program page. After the physician determines the patient’s needs, the International Patient Program will provide an estimate of all hospital fees.

Cancer Treatment – Children

The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) is the official source of advice on childhood cancer to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Please visit their website for more information.

Cancer Treatment – Financial and Other Support Programs

If you are experiencing difficulties because of your cancer or cancer treatment, we first recommend speaking with your care team at the hospital to let them know about any concerns you have. There may be resources available to you at the hospital, or there may be resources in the community that hospital staff are aware of.

The Canadian Cancer Society has a Community Services Locator on their website, which helps you locate financial and other support programs close to home. You can also speak with a Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Information Specialist by calling 1-888-939-3333.

Volunteer Opportunities

We work with volunteer Patient and Family Advisors from across the province. Current opportunities and more information can be found on the Volunteer Opportunity page.

Individuals wishing to volunteer locally as a Patient and Family Advisor can find more information on the Local Opportunities page.

For more information on general volunteer opportunities, please contact your local Regional Cancer Program via the contact information listed on the Regional Cancer Centre Hospital locations page.


To direct a donation to cancer services in your community, you may wish to make a donation to one of the Regional Cancer Programs. Find your nearest Regional Cancer Program and their contact information on the Regional Cancer Centre Hospital locations page.

You can make a donation directly to Cancer Care Ontario by mailing your donation to:
Cancer Care Ontario
620 University Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5G 2L7
Attention: Finance

Last modified: Wed, Aug 05, 2015
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