Patient Support FAQs

  1. Where can I get more information?

    What are Some Other Useful Sources of Information?

    • Medical Terms in Plain English (from the National Cancer institute): Type the words: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms into your web browser
    • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s website is an excellent resource for disease information, Canadian support resources and other educational videos, pamphlets, etc. Go to:; click Patients and Caregivers and then follow the links to the information you’re interested in.

      Two programs may be of particular interest:

      The First Connection Program,  is a peer-to-peer program that matches newly diagnosed patients and their families with trained volunteers who have been personally touchd by a blood cancer and shared similar experiences. Trained volunteer survivors offer caring support and information by sharing their special perspectives on the recovery process. First Connection participants and volunteers are matched by age, diagnosis and gender when possible. Peers are trained in basic counseling skills and are armed with local resource materials so that patients and family members need not feel isolated as they begin the treatment process. Anyone with a blood cancer is eligible to receive a call. There is no charge for this program.

      The program gives patients and family members the opportunity to share experiences with someone who has "been through it," and obtain valuable information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) and the community resources available to support them. This unique match gives the patient or family member valuable insight from someone who also has experienced a blood cancer.

      To Speak with a First Connection Peer Volunteer visit:

      Information Specialists

      Speak one-on-one with an Information Specialist (oncology trained expert) who can assist you through cancer treatment, financial and social challenges and give accurate, up-to-date disease, treatment and support information.

      You can call, chat live or email a specialist. To connect with an Information Specialists visit:

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