The Community Cancer Programs Network (CCPN) is a provincial program of CancerCare Manitoba that works in partnership with the Regional Health Authorities. It enables patients living outside of Winnipeg to receive quality cancer care.
The CCPN is comprised of 7 Regional Cancer Programs and 8 Community Cancer Programs (CCPs), the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre (WMCC), and the Community Cancer Resource & Support Program (CCRSP).
Community Cancer Programs Network
CC-33, 825 Sherbrook St
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5
Many cancers can be treated safely in a regional or community site. Your Primary Care Provider or surgeon will refer you to a cancer specialist (oncologist) in Winnipeg. Your cancer specialist plans your treatment and together with you, decides on the best location for your care.
Regional and Community Cancer Programs and the Brandon WMCC are outpatient units that provide chemotherapy treatments and follow-up care, and are located within regional or community hospitals. You will be cared for by a team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other support staff who have received specialized training in oncology. Nurse Navigators are also strong members of the team and they are available in all regions. Cancer Navigation Services are free of charge to all residents living in Manitoba. Your cancer specialist maintains ongoing communication with the local team and retains overall responsibility of your care.
The Brandon WMCC represents an important partnership between CancerCare Manitoba and the Prairie Mountain Health region and also provides radiation therapy services as well as radiation oncology expertise.
A diagnosis of cancer can affect patients and families physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually and socially. The cancer journey is often complex and overwhelming. Cancer Navigation Services consist of Nurse Navigators and Psychosocial Oncology Clinicians who provide information and support for patients and families in a timely manner, helping reduce stress and anxiety.
Other services, such as cancer support groups, palliative care, nutritional counseling and volunteer drivers may be available as well. Please discuss your needs with the Regional and Community Cancer Program staff to ensure you are aware of all the resources available to you and your significant others, either locally or at CancerCare Manitoba.
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