Resources

Resources and support are available to breast cancer patients residing in the KINGSTON and SOUTHEAST ONTARIO area and to those from other areas who are receiving treatment at the Cancer Centre at KGH.

At or Through BCAK:

Support Services:  Groups are led by trained facilitators who are breast cancer survivors themselves.

           * Regular Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at our office from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

           * One-on-One Support: Available at any time.  Call the new support line 613 331-6652 to be put in touch with a facilitator.

           * Lymphedema Support:  For those with lymphedema secondary to breast cancer or who want to find ways to help prevent or minimize this condition.  Call the office to be put in touch with a facilitator.

                        

  • Exercise and other fitness classes (with membership):

             * Chestmates dragon boat team, (opportunity to paddle with membership)

             * Yoga classes (with membership)

  • In-house Resource Centre

  • BCAK Monthly Newsletter

  • BCAK Website

  • Financial Assistance

  • Prosthesis, bra, wig and turban bank

  • Crocheted hats and knitted titty-bitties (to pin inside your bra, camisole or swimsuit)

Canadian Breast Cancer Network

https://www.cbcn.ca/en/


331 Cooper St. Suite 602, Ottawa, Ontario Canada  K2P 0G5
Tel: 613-230-3044
Toll-free: 1-800-685-8820

The Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) is Canada's leading patient-directed organization of individuals concerned about breast cancer. CBCN strives to voice the views and concerns of breast cancer patients through education, advocacy activities, and the promotion of information sharing.

  • Education and Information – CBCN provides credible breast cancer related information and education to those affected by breast cancer.

  • Advocacy – CBCN promotes equitable access to support and care throughout the breast cancer experience to ensure the best quality of life. CBCN also ensures that the issues affecting breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families inform health care policy and guide research.

  • National Network – CBCN connects groups and individuals to promote information exchange and collaboration.

Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at KGH

https://www.cancercareontario.ca/en/cancer-care-ontario/programs

All services available at (613) 544-2631 plus extension listed below

  • Social Workers and Dietitians: offer counselling and support.  Ask a member of your cancer care team for a consult or call Ext. 7305

  • Familial oncology program: Ext 2800.  Offers counselling for women/men with a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer.  A referral from your family doctor or oncologist is required.

  • Community resources desk and patient information area on Burr 1:  Information available on all types of cancer for patients, their families and the public.

  • Look Good… Feel Better Program:  Contact: (613)549-6666 Ext 7480, please, pre-register.  Workshops are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Cancer Centre on Burr 0, Supportive Care area.  Free workshops provide information on skin care, make-up and wigs.

Cancer Care South East 

http://cancercaresoutheast.ca/ 

Cancer Care South East is brought to you by cancer care experts, patients and families from across South East Ontario. It is a place for us to share news, information and resources about cancer care. 

On this website you will find information and services that can help you prevent cancer or find cancer early, when it is most treatable.  You will also find information about testing for cancer, cancer treatment and follow up care.  Be sure to explore our online resource library, which gives you access to hundreds of credible tools, books, videos and websites for every stage of your cancer journey.

South East Regional Cancer Program 

https://www.cancercareontario.ca/en/cancer-care-ontario/programs/regional-cancer-programs/south-east

The South East Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the residents of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox and Addington, Frontenac, Leeds and Grenville counties, Kingston, Belleville, Brockville, Smiths Falls, Prescott and parts of Lanark and Northumberland counties.

Canadian Cancer Society

https://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/breast/breast-cancer/?region=on

Cancer Information Service for Ontario:   Reliable up to date information on all types of cancer for cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends.  Various publications available for download from their website.

1-800-268-8874 (Monday – Friday).

Peer Support:   Callers can be connected with a volunteer who has had a similar cancer experience.  

1-800-263-6750.

Kingston Office:  Volunteers provide information for patients.  Covers Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and also Leeds and Grenville counties. 613-384-2631.  located at 496 Days Road, Kingston K7P 2X1.  

Wheels of Hope:  Volunteer drivers can be called upon to provide drives for cancer patients to their treatment appointments.  1-800-263-6750

​Nanny Angel Network:  The Nanny Angel Network is a registered charity created to lessen the impact of cancer on families. We do this by providing families with free, specialized in-home childcare support, virtual support programs and a meal program. Our hope is to provide families with time to rest, recover and to access treatment while providing children with the coping tools and play opportunities they need to build resilience in the face of their parent’s cancer diagnosis.

Web Site    www.nannyangelnetwork.com

Breast Assessment Program:  Team members provide supportive care to clients throughout their cancer journey from imaging through to diagnosis, surgery, adjuvant therapy and survivorship, Hotel Dieu Hospital - Johnson 2, Room 267, (613) 544-3400, Ext. 3434.  

www.hoteldieu.com/programs-and-departments/breast-assessmentprogram

Nurse Navigators are available for clients and their families through a telephone nursing line,

(613) 544-3400, Ext 3449.

Ontario Breast Screening Program

The Ontario Breast Screen Program (OBSP) provides  information on breast self-examination and screening via mammography (x-rays of breast tissue) for women over 50 years and older who have not been previously diagnosed as having breast cancer. Women who receive normal results are automatically recalled for their next screening appointment. For more information visit: Cancer Care Ontario - Ontario Breast Screen Program  https://www.cancercareontario.ca/en/cancer-care-ontario/programs/screening-programs/ontario-breast-obsp

OBSP - Kingston Region Contact:

Phone Numbers: 613-384-4284
Toll-Free: 1-800-465-8850
Fax: 613-384-8645
Address: c/o Kingston Health Sciences Centre
490 Discovery Ave Unit 5
Kingston, ON   K7K 7E9

Hours:

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dense Breasts Canada:  Dense Breasts Canada (DBC) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2016. DBC is made up of breast cancer survivors and healthcare professionals dedicated to: raising awareness about the risks associated with dense breasts and advocating for breast density notification and optimal breast cancer screening.

https://densebreastscanada.ca/

Dense Breasts Canada and women’s health advocates across Canada have teamed up to launch mybreastscreening.ca in order to educate and empower women when it comes to their breast screening. When women are empowered with accurate, current, relevant information they can make the best decisions for their health.

https://www.mybreastscreening.ca/

What are the goals of mybreastscreening.ca?

To provide information about provincial breast screening policies so women can be proactive about their breast health, navigate their provincial screening program and use their voice in their health-care decisions.

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network will work to ensure that:

Patients and survivors will easily access tools to understand decision making processes for positive change on issues critical to optimal patient care.

Patients and survivors will be supported to make a difference through working with others to take action on those issues.

Patients and survivors will obtain current knowledge about cancer treatment, options, and outcomes and be able to work together to end disparities in patient care and treatment.

A network of patients, survivors, friends, families, community partners and sponsors will work together taking action to promote the very best standard of care, support, follow up and quality of life for patients and survivors.

https://survivornet.ca/connect/about-us/mission-and-vision/

 

Hospice Kingston:  Provides information and support for individuals and families dealing with a life-limiting illness.  Offers enhanced services in the area of palliative care; facilitators are available.

Client day program - Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Rides are available for client program or appointments.  Also offers bereavement support services, including trained volunteers who offer one-on-one and group support.  

613-542-5013 36 Barrie St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1B8  www.hospicekingston.ca

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Libraries:  Library books on breast cancer and related topics in each of the branches of the KFL&A Public Libraries

Southeastern Community Care Access Centre (CCAC):  Provide professional and support services in the home and general information on community resources.  Palliative care and supportive housing, retirement homes and assisted living.  Care manager assesses individual needs for admission to the program.  

Kingston Office 1471 John Counter Blvd, Suite 200    613-544-7090 or 1-800-869-8828

Selby Office 613-388-2488   /   Northbrook Office 613-336-8310

Breast Buds

Breast Buds is a platform to connect those affected by Breast Cancer to necessary resources, including our peer-to-peer network, our patient aftercare support platform, pre and post-surgical resources, and more!

https://breastbuds.ca/

Breast Cancer News & Views - for Survivors and Sufferers by Leda Raptis

     https://breastcancer530667969.wordpress.com

Area Support Groups

Brockville Breast Cancer Support Group :  1-888-939-3333 (Mon – Fri 9 am – 7 pm)

      brockvillebreastcagroup@yahoo.ca  Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

      Chapel Room, Royal Brock Retirement Living, 100 Stewart Blvd, Brockville (access to parking lot from Perth Rd or Stewart Blvd)

In the Pink Support Group    613-572-1368 (Ann Elvins) or 613-214-1329 (Kim Amey)

        Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12 noon for lunch and a meeting (Sept to May)

        Riverside United Church, 2 Mill St, Yarker (accessible venue)

                     

Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group  Butterfly Fan Club 613-812-4474  Contact Carleen for information

         Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month except July and August from 7 to 9 p.m.

         Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St, Perth

Financial Support Services

Breast Cancer Action Kingston Financial Support Program  To be redirected, click here.  

Application forms are available for download.  Alternatively, please call our office 613-531-7912 for information and/or to request an application form.

Forms are available online or at BCAK for those without access to a computer.

 

Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation   1-877-436-6467   www.kellyshiresfoundation.org

Shine Through the Rain Foundation

Toll free: 1-866-753-0303

         info@shinethroughtherain.ca

Emergency payments available to help those affected by life threatening conditions

Contact your social worker as applications for this assistance are to be remitted by them on your behalf

Private Insurance Plans and Extended Health Benefits

Contact your insurance company and/or employer for your coverage details

Assistive Devices Program (ADP)

1-800-268-6021

The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) helps people with long-term physical disabilities pay for customized equipment, like wheelchairs and hearing aids.

The ADP also helps cover the cost of specialized supplies, such as breast prostheses.

To qualify, you must:

  • be an Ontario resident

  • have a valid Ontario health card

  • have a disability requiring the equipment or supplies for six months or longer

We do not consider your income.

https://health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/adp/

www.health.gov.on.ca

  • Assists with costs of breast prostheses and lymphedema compression garments

Forms are available online or at BCAK for those without access to a computer

Ontario Drug Benefit Plan Section 8

1-800-268-1154

  • For costs associated with drug costs not on the ODB Formulary (excluding those on Special Drug Plan)

Contact your oncologist for a written request

Ontario Trillium Drug Plan

1-800-575-5386

  • For those who are eligible, offers co-payment option for drug costs.

Contact your pharmacist for information

Wigs, Turbans and Hair Styling, Specialized Clothing

All Hair Alternatives Studio

613-536-0180 or 1-888-331-9928

1334 Princess St, Kingston K7M 3E2

www.aha-studio.com

Offers a wide selection of wigs, hair pieces (synthetic and human hair which could also be custom made), hats and head coverings, accessories and natural hair care products.

Also provides I Grow unit to use at home.

Professional wig consultants.  Privacy and confidentiality assured.

Home and hospital visits available.  Free wig and turban bank on site.

Bea’s Mastectomy Boutique

613-547-3262   Fax 613-536-0182

1334 Princess St Kingston K7M 3E2

www.aha-studio.com

Fitting of breast prostheses including custom made.

Wide selection of bras for all types of use & lifestyle, mastectomy swimwear,

nightwear, daywear and post-op garments.

Lympha-press pump for home use.  ADP approved vendor and professional fitters.

Private rooms.  Home and hospital visits available.

Free new and nearly new bras, breast prostheses and swimwear bank on site.

Kelly's Wig Caravan

Kelly Smith

https://www.kellyswigkaravan.com/

Kelly's Wig Karavan offers natural looking wig products with comfort and style ... Synthetic Wigs with Monofilament, Front Lace Line, Pure Stretch Cap, Remi Human Hair, as well as unique hair care products and accessories.  

Straight - Wavy - Curly  ... High Quality Wigs in All Colours & Lengths!

One-on-one consultation in the comfort of your own home at your convenience!

      Kingston, Ontario            613-329-2600            kellyswigkaravan@gmail.com

Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop

613-549-6666 Ext 4237

76 Stuart St, Kingston K7L 5P9

Offers turbans and headscarves

Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary Hair Care

613-549-6666 Ext 4235

76 Stuart St, Kingston K7L 5P9

Hospital visits available

Store open on Thursdays and Fridays

Reconditioned wigs are available for a $30.00 donation             

Also offers donated crocheted hats free of charge

Canadian Cancer Society   496 Days Rd, Kingston 613-384-2631

Offers free wigs on loan for cancer patients

Prostheses, Bras, Swimwear and Lymphedema Garments

Tammy's Wigs & Mastectomy Boutique

613-969-0049  1-855-616-4361

291 Pinnacle St, Belleville, ON

www.wigsbytammy.com

Offers private and confidential fittings for wigs & mastectomy products.

after BREAST CANCER

after BREAST CANCER is a Canada Wide Charity Dedicated to Supporting and Celebrating Those Affected by breast cancer. Most people believe that surviving breast cancer treatment is the end of the battle, but in fact, it is the beginning of the healing journey.

1292 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M6E 1C1, CA,

https://www.afterbreastcancer.ca.

Active Orthopedic Solutions

613-530-2233 / 613-544-4900 ext 53595 (2nd location)

info@active-ortho.ca      www.active-ortho.ca

1469 Princess St, Suite 4, Kingston K7M 3E9 / Providence Care Hosp, 752 King St W (2nd location)

ADP authorizers, certified fitters and authorized ADP vendors on site for lymphedema garments

Medical Arts Pharmacy Home Health Care Centre

613-549-3300 Ext 47

101A-800 Princess St, Kingston K7L 5E4

Certified fitter on staff.  House calls available

Fitting and ordering of prostheses

Wide selection of mastectomy bras, can also order mastectomy swimwear

Offers cotton camisoles for soft prostheses

Shopper’s Wellwise Home Health Care

613-531-4104

1011 Princess St, Kingston K7L 1H3

Fitting and ordering of bras

Fitting and ordering of compression sleeves for lymphedema

Sand ‘n Sea

613-354-3545

www.sandnseaboutique.ca

3 Dundas St W, Napanee K7R 1Z3

Contact: Ellen Johnson

Offers mastectomy swimwear and bras

Kahiko Bay Swimwear & Accessories

613-507-7946

www.kahikobay.ca

506 Days Rd, Units E & F

Kingston, ON

Owner: Wendy Leonard

Offers mastectomy swimwear

Milady’s Lace

613-308-9499

9B Dundas St, E, Napanee K7R 1H5

We also specialize in bra fitting for both mastectomy and plus sizes. All our staff have been certified to properly fit women for bras and mastectomy wear. 

Offers mastectomy bras, prostheses and swim forms

Can also sew pockets into bras to take prostheses

https://www.fashyas.com/CA/Napanee/367649203288136/Milady%27s-Lace

Janac

1-866-290-0821 (toll free)

info@janacmastectomywear.com       www.janacmastectomywear.com

Offers prostheses, sports/leisure bras, mastectomy wear and the “Been a Boob”. Order online

Lymphedivas

1-866-411-3482   Pittsfield, MA

info@lymphedivas.com    www.lymphedivas.com

Order online for semi-custom fitted lymphedema sleeves and gloves

Lymphediva products are also available through:

www.lymphedemaproducts.com  and www.brightlifedirect.com

AREOLA RE-PIGMENTATION

Ink-Tegrity Tattoo Studios   

613-541-1113

83 Aberfoyle Rd, Unit 2, Kingston K7M 7B5

www.ink-tegrity.com

Offers areola and scar re-pigmentation for those who have had breast surgery or reconstruction

Certified Lymphedema Therapists

For Combined Decongestive Therapy and/or Manual Lymphatic Drainage  

The Midtown Clinic & Lymphedema Kingston

Hope Campbell 

613-542-5558     919 Sydenham Rd (Side entrance)

Tanja Olmstead, RMT

Better Balance Massage Therapy

Book Online! www.bbmt.ca

613-929-9722

Tanja.olmstead@gmail.com

Jennifer Phillips

613- 340-0306      2131 Parkedale Ave, Unit 5, Brockville

Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Therapist, ADP Authorizer

Angie Armstrong Dupre in Brockville

613-345-0510

Stephanie Webb - Trenton

Trenton Massage & Lymphedema Clinic
20 Joseph St Trenton ON  K8V 4A1
Office: 613-364-3636
Cell: 613-640-3642

Beth Stinson - Napanee

613-354-6474    14 Edgewood Drive, Napanee

Call for information or to book an appointment

Offers manual lymphatic drainage for lymphedema

Sarah Robbins - Cobourg 
The Healing Centre
326 Division St
Cobourg ON  K9A 3R3
905-372-4518

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Breast Cancer Recovery Tool:  For Breast cancer survivorship care in the primary care setting for patients and their family physician after being released from the cancer center after only a year of two of being followed.

A helpful resource for breast cancer survivors to access current guideline recommendations for post-treatment recovery care.  This gives both doctors and patients information as to what to ask and look for when following up.

The iAM app for Breast Cancer Survivors

Includes instructions how to download the app, iAM Medical Guidelines, located in the App Store or Google Play Store on your smartphone.

https://nursing.queensu.ca/research/breastcancerrecovery

The Resources listed in this document are compiled by Breast Cancer Action Kingston.  They are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change and are provided for information only.

Breast Cancer Action Kingston is unable to endorse specific companies/businesses to our membership.

We feel it is up to individuals to make educated decisions regarding services or products available in our community.  

We use our mailing list strictly for information and communication that pertains to Breast Cancer Action Kingston.  

Updated August 2019