Welcome to CancerCare Manitoba. We know that getting ready to visit can a be little overwhelming with all of the questions and concerns you may have. During your first appointment, you will have a chance to talk about your worries and concerns and to ask questions. We want you to take part in your appointments and to get the most out of a visit with your health care team.
To help, we have put together the following information to make it easier for you to prepare for your first appointment.
Your Guide to CancerCare Manitoba located in our Helpful Resources page also provides basic information to help you prepare.
Patients will be asked to complete a Comprehensive Problem and Symptom Screening (COMPASS) questionnaire at most cancer clinic visits. Healthcare professionals want to hear about the issues and symptoms you are having, and about the things that might be making life difficult for you at this time. All of the information is kept private and only shared with your healthcare team. After you complete the COMPASS questionnaire, your nurse will talk to you about your responses. We encourage our patients to start the conversation.
Before you leave, ask the nurse or clerk about your next appointment.