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Introduction to BC Cancer

Here's an introduction to our centres and clinics as well as a guide to your first visit with us.

New Patients Form

The Patient Reported Information and Symptom Management (PRISM) form is usually given to new patient to fill out before their first visit, to help us to get to know you better and provide you with the best possible care.

Your First Visit

It helps to be prepared for your first visit – here’s what bring to the visit and a description of what will happen during the visit.

Cancer Care Team

Your cancer care team is a group of healthcare professionals who work to treat your cancer – here’s a description of who might be involved.

Questions for Your Doctor

These are questions you might want to ask your doctor, to help you understand all the aspects of your cancer care.

Services & Support

A variety of services and support is available to you as a cancer patient. Here’s an overview of the resources at BC Cancer and in the community. 

Fair Pharmacare

The Fair PharmaCare plan provides BC families with coverage for eligible prescription drugs and designated medical supplies, based on their net income.

Your Health Information

When you are receiving care, treatment and services at BC Cancer, our staff and physicians will collect personal information from you. Here’s an explanation of why we do this and how we manage the information. 

Request Patient Records

Here are the instructions and form for requesting a patient health record.  

Patient Care Quality Office

The Patient Care Quality Office manages questions from patients and families about quality of care, compliments and complaints and feedback.

Patient Safety Handbook
The Patient Safety Handbook provides safety information for you to use while at BC Cancer. The handbook also contains information about how to be involved in communication with your health care providers about your condition and plan of care at BC Cancer. The handbook is available in the following languages:

Patient Falls & Injury Prevention

People with cancer can be at a higher risk of falling due to medication or treatment side effects, changes to mobility, or simply by being in a new environment.

Read the Patient Falls & Injury Prevention brochure to learn about your falls risk and safety tips to prevent falls.

Glossary of Terms
Here are some of the more common terms you might hear during your cancer care and treatment.

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