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Cancer Services
Patients living with a cancer diagnosis and treatment have a number of supports in the region where care and concern are complemented with information and empowerment.

Community Cancer Programs

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:

Gimli  204-642-4520 
Pinawa                204-753-2334 
Selkirk  204-785-7400 

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 Services

When facing a cancer diagnosis it can be shocking and confusing. If you or a member of your family have been diagnosed with cancer, the cancer navigation services team is here to help.


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) 

Nurse navigators: Nurse navigators are experienced registered nurses with specialization in oncology. They work closely with patients and health care providers to improve coordination in services and continuity in cancer care. They can track referrals and test results and help with preparation for appointments, explain medical information and provide resources and links to other supports.

Community engagement liaison: coordinates requests for service, helps communities access culturally safe care, manages the patient and family information and resource centre, provides communities with information about cancer awareness

Psychosocial oncology social worker : specializes in helping patients and families cope with cancer, offering support in the following areas:
Emotional - exploration of feelings such as fear, worry, anxiety, sadness, stress, anger, uncertainty
Psychological - discussions to help with coping, the impact of cancer in your life, self-esteem, body changes
Social - how to talk to your partner, children, family, friends and others; managing work, school and being out in the community
Practical issues - how to talk about cancer, manage costs, access resources, arrange transportation
Accessing support programs - including local and or CancerCare supports
Cancer Navigation Services are supported by CancerCare Manitoba and Interlake-Eastern RHA.


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.

Nurse Navigators and Psychosocial Oncology Clinician (Selkirk)
​Toll-Free:   ​​​​​​ 1.855.557.2273 (CARE)
Fax:                1-204-785-9242
Email:            cancernav@ierha.ca
Community Engagement Liaison
Phone:          1-204-739-2777
Fax:                1-204-739-5544


The goal of Cancer Navigation Services is to improve each cancer patient’s journey by helping Manitobans and their families connect with compassionate and high quality cancer care when they need it, and as close to home as possible. 
Cancer Navigation Services are a direct result of In Sixty—Manitoba's Cancer Patient Journey Initiative, aimed to get patients from suspicion of cancer, through diagnosis, and to their first treatment faster and in a way that also provides a smoother experience for patients.

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:

In Sixty CancerCare


Cancer Screening

Breast Check Click here for upcoming mobile clinics in the region.

Colon Check
ColonCheck is targeting people between the ages of 50 and 74. If you are younger than 50 or older than 74, please see your doctor or nurse and ask them about the home screening test.

Request a home screening test here.

Cervix Check
To book a Pap test appointment, contact your regular doctor, nurse or health centre, or use this map to find a clinic near you. Call the clinic prior to attending to confirm the access details. If you have any issues accessing the map or a clinic listed on the map, contact CervixCheck at 204-788-8626 or toll free at 1-866-616-8805.
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