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Victoria and British Columbia are fortunate to have such a broad range of resources available for people living with cancer, and their families. The list on this page includes organizations (both governmental and non-governmental), "healing facilities," telephone contacts, and peer support groups.

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LOCAL RESOURCES (Victoria, BC, Canada)

BC Cancer Agency (Vancouver Island Centre)
Providing chemotherapy, counselling, oncology, radiotherapy, and research for people living on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
2410 Lee Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 6V5
Phone: 250-519-5500
Toll free: 800-670-3322

BC Cancer Agency Patient and Family Counselling Services
Phone: 250-519-5525 (Victoria)

BC Cancer Agency Library Services
Phone: 250-519-5517 (Victoria)
Toll free: 800-663-3333, extension 2688

Breast Health Centre, CFAU
Victoria General Hospital
1 Hospital Way
Victoria, BC V8Z 6R5
Phone: (250) 727-4467
Fax: (250) 727-4255
E-mail: [email protected]

Canadian Cancer Society
101-1537 Hillside Ave
Victoria, BC V8T 4Y2
Phone: 250-592-2244
www.cancer.ca

Canadian Cancer Society's Cancer Information Line
Toll free: 888-939-3333

Canadian Cancer Society's Vancouver Island Lodge
"Home away from home" for people travelling to Victoria for outpatient cancer care
2202 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC V8R 4R5
Phone: 250-592-2662

International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine — Acupuncture Clinic
769 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8W 1N9
Phone: 250-388-4266

Island Acupuncture and Herbs
101 - 3200 Shelbourne St.
Victoria BC V8P 5G8
Phone: 250-598-6824

Options for Health
Assisting consumers to make informed choices regarding alternative health practices and practitioners
Sarala Godine
Phone: 250-884-1313

The Prostate Centre
100-1900 Richmond Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 4R2
Phone: 250-388-0214

Vital Victoria Naturopathic Centre
#125 - 1555 McKenzie Ave
Victoria, BC V8N 1A4
Phone: 250-386-3534
Fax: 250-386-3500

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SUPPORT GROUPS (Victoria, BC, Canada)

Victoria Prostate Cancer Support Association
Royal Jubilee Hospital, Begbie Hall
2101 Richmond Avenue
Victoria, BC
2nd Tuesday of each month, 7–9 p.m.
Phone: 250-920-0772

Breast Friends — Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group
James Bay Health Project
547 Michigan Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1F5
Contact Robin Breckon, 250-472-3381
2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Lymphoma/Leukemia Support Group
Royal Jubilee Hospital, Begbie Hall
1st Thursday of each month, 7–8:30 p.m.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA RESOURCES

Alliance for Breast Cancer Information and Support BC/Yukon
Phone: 866-952-0045

Callanish Healing Retreats
Providing retreats and ongoing support
314-2902 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 2G8
Phone: 604-732-0633

Inspire Health - Integrated Cancer Care
Integrated complementary cancer care and prevention
200-1330 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A6
Phone: 604-734-7125
www.inspirehealth.ca

First Nations Breast Cancer Society
Phone: 604-875-3677

 

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