CancerCare Manitoba
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January 14, 2016

New resources for women with gynecological cancers

Grand opening of Breast and Gyne Cancer Centre of Hope

Thanks to support from the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, today CancerCare Manitoba announced the expansion of services at the CCMB Breast Cancer Centre of Hope to include women and their families facing gynecological cancers.

The Breast Cancer Centre of Hope has been providing breast cancer resources since 1997. As a result of this expansion, the centre will now offer Manitoba women and their families information and education about gynecological cancer, navigation, support, and referral to other resources and programs. This change responds in part to the increasing incidence of other cancers among women including an estimated 400 women who are diagnosed with a gynecological cancer in Manitoba each year. In recognition of these enhanced services, the centre will be renamed Breast and Gyne Cancer Centre of Hope.

"Funding for the centre has been provided by a number of community fundraising events including the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Pink Ribbon Ladies Golf Classic for Hope that has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to support breast cancer services at the Centre over nearly 20 years", stated Annitta Stenning, President and CEO of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

"We are very grateful to donors to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation for their generous support of this expansion of services for Manitoba women," said Jill Taylor-Brown, Director, Patient and Family Support Services, CancerCare Manitoba. "Our goal is to improve the experience of women and their families by providing education and support to help them make informed decisions, assist with navigation through their cancer experience, as well as timely referral to appropriate programs."

Women and their families can get support, information and referrals by calling 204-788-8080 or 1-888-660-4866.

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