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Patient & Family Counselling

BC Cancer offers counselling services and support programs to cancer patients and family members.
Counselling
Dealing with cancer can cause intense emotions. 35% to 45% of all cancer patients experience significant emotional distress at some point.

BC Cancer counsellors are masters- and doctorate-trained health professionals with expertise in cancer treatment, who can help you cope with emotions and concerns, such as:

  • Fear, anxiety and depression
  • Family tensions 
  • Relationship problems 
  • Lifestyle changes 
  • Financial stressors
BC Cancer counsellors are available to support cancer patients and family members.

Individuals, couples, caregivers and families can talk to our counsellors in-person or over the phone, or attend counsellor-led support groups at our regional centres, throughout cancer treatment and beyond.

To make an appointment, please contact the location you wish to visit. To learn more, watch the "About Patient and Family Counselling and Psychiatry" video.

Contact us
Centre Telephone Toll-free (within BC)
Abbotsford
604-851-4733
1-877-547-3777
ext. 644733
Kelowna
250-712-3963
1-888-563-7773
Prince George
250-645-7330
1-855-775-7300
Surrey
604-930-4000
1-800-523-2885
Vancouver
604-877-6000
ext. 672194
1-800-663-3333 
ext. 672194
Victoria
250-519-5525
1-800-670-3322


Newsletter

The Supportive Care Patient Newsletter covers various coping and support topics and resources that effect cancer patients and provides updates on support programs. To view issues of the newsletter, click the links below:

2019
2018
2017
2016
Resources

BC Cancer has developed resources to help those living with, or affected by cancer, cope with the physical, practical, emotional and psychological aspects of their care. For more information on coping with cancer, click the desired topic(s) below:

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