Your Treatment Journey
Your health and happiness are very important throughout the treatment process. With this in mind we have provided some details about Canadian patient support groups that bring patients together enabling them to share their experiences.
The Canadian Cancer Society has many resources for patients and their families. Cancerconnection.ca is an online community for patients to connect with each other and discuss all aspects of their cancer journey. View patients questions, concerns, support and stories on the forums and groups and consider participating in the discussion. Other important services and information the CSS provided include:
Procedure Specific Groups
Additional Education and Support
Precare – a guide to prepare and recover from medical procedures
Provincial Cancer Agencies
Featured Patient Stories
Listen to Canadian patients describe their experiences with robot assisted surgery. More patient stories can be found within the specific procedure pages located here: Robot Assisted Procedures.
Robotic Surgery Lung Removal
Wald describes his experience with lung cancer and his successful treatment with robot assisted surgery.
Aubrie is an emergency nurse from Victoria who was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer in her salivary gland that was not responsive to radiation and ended up being treated with robot assisted surgery.
Returning home after surgery in 23 hours
Jack describes his experience and his short length of stay after a robot assisted prostatectomy.
Bret Hart and his Prostate Cancer Journey
Brett Hart discusses his experience with Prostate Cancer and the care he recieved from the urology team in Calgary
Taking Robotic Surgery to the Next Level
Learn about how surgeons at St. Joe’s Healthcare in provided Linda robot assisted surgery with advanced imaging technology for her lung cancer.
Grateful Transoral robot assisted surgery patient
Jennifer describes her cutting-edge treatment and surgery at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.