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At BC Cancer – Abbotsford, we offer many services to support patients and their families. Click the tabs below to learn more about support and treatment services available.

Support services
The following support services are available at BC Cancer – Abbotsford. For more information, click the links below or call 604-851-4710 or toll-free (in BC) 1-877-547-3777.

*Available at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

Dressings

The Order of the Eastern Star provides free dressings as needed for every cancer patient in British Columbia. For more information, please check with a BC Cancer – Abbotsford staff member.

Interpreter services

An interpreter may be booked for appointments. To request an interpreter, mention it to the clerk when they contact you to set up your first appointment.

Library

The library offers a collection of resources to help patients and families cope with cancer. The library is located on Fraser 1 (beside the main entrance) and is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4 pm (excluding statutory holidays). To contact a librarian, email or call 604-851-4710 ext. 646825.

Pharmacy

The pharmacy is located on the 3rd floor of the Sumas Wing of the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre and is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays). To contact the pharmacy, call 604-851-4709 or toll-free (in BC) 1-877-547-3777 ext. 644709.

Restaurant

The Artichokes restaurant is located on Level 1 and is open from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm, seven days a week. Cash, debit and credit are all accepted. Vending machines with snacks and drinks are also located outside the cafeteria and can take bills.

Transportation

For more information on transportation assistance to and from cancer treatment appointments at BC Cancer – Abbotsford, visit Transportation & Lodging.

Wigs and head coverings

Support is available for those looking for wigs and head coverings. For more information, visit the greeter desk on Level 1 or call 604-851-4710 ext. 645169.

Treatment services
Various specialized cancer treatment-related services are available at BC Cancer – Abbotsford:

*Available at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the treatment that involves use of chemical agents (drugs) to stop cancer cells from growing. Chemotherapy can eliminate cancer cells at sites great distances from the original cancer. As a result, chemotherapy is considered a systemic treatment.

Psychiatry

Psychiatry is a key component of care, providing clinical psychiatric services for cancer patients. Psychiatrists at BC Cancer have a special interest and expertise in working with cancer patients and their illness experience, assisting them with psychological issues, symptom management, treatment crisis and rehabilitation issues.

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