CancerCare Manitoba works in partnership with Regional Health Authorities to support rural communities in establishing Community Cancer Programs.
The Interlake-Eastern RHA has three Community Cancer Programs located in hospitals in:
These programs are outpatient units staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of family physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other health professionals who have received specialized education in oncology. Group of specialists in each site work with CancerCare Manitoba oncologists and staff to provide comprehensive cancer care, including chemotherapy, follow-up care and support closer to home, allowing patients to stay connected to their families and communities. The oncologists maintain ongoing contact with sCommunity Cancer Programs team and retains overall responsibility for the patient's care.
Cancer navigation can guide and support you and your family through the entire cancer journey. Receiving information and support in a timely manner can help to reduce distress and anxiety. Cancer navigation services are provided free of charge to Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority residents and their families.
The cancer navigation services team consists of:
· two nurse navigators
· a community engagement liaison coordinator
· an oncology social worker (psychosocial oncology)
Access Cancer Navigation Services
Your family doctor, nurse or any other health care professional can refer you to the nurse navigators. Patients and families can also contact the nurse navigator directly for more information about a cancer diagnosis, treatment or follow up care.
In Sixty is a partnership of Manitoba Health, CancerCare Manitoba, Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, Manitoba’s regional health authorities, Family Physicians and other health care providers and patients. For more information: