Survivors need support after cancer treatment

Posted on July 05, 2016

The Society now offers the transition volunteer program to provide support and information to survivors after active treatment.

With advances in prevention, early detection and treatment, the number of cancer survivors in Canada is growing. Survivors have expressed that they need support to be the healthiest they can be after completing their cancer treatment. Transitioning between cancer care and primary care has become a priority.

In November 2015, the Society implemented a program to help meet these needs. Five trained, experienced and committed volunteers meet and work with residents of The Dr Susan K. Roberts Lodge That Gives on a weekly basis.  

This program is a partnership between: BC Cancer Agency, Canadian Cancer Society (BC and Yukon Division), Cancer Care Nova Scotia and Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia.

Transition Volunteer Program support meeting