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Patient Education

Education Events

Chemotherapy Class

Before you begin treatment, you will be scheduled to attend a New Patient Chemotherapy Class.  In this session you will learn about what to expect during chemotherapy, how to manage possible side effects, how to look after yourself during chemotherapy and have the opportunity to ask questions about chemotherapy. You will also be given a "Learning about chemotherapy for patients and families" book to take home with you. (link book?) Please bring one family member or friend with you to the New Patient Chemotherapy Class.  


Wellness Programs:

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows is a free wellness program provided by the Juravinski Hosptial and Cancer Centre.  It is a series of talks by experts in cancer care for persons recovering from early stage cancer and getting back to everyday life and routines. If you are feeling lost or not sure what to do after you have completed your treatment, join us in our wellness program to meet, listen and chat with the experts. The program takes place at the Wellwood Juravinski House. This beautiful resource centre is located on Hamilton West Mountain.  For more information or to register please call Supportive Care at extension 64315. 

Click here for a list of 2016 events and registration information.


Patient and Family Resource Centre: News and Events

Safe and smart web searching: This is a hands-on workshop to help you find and use reliable web sources for cancer information. 

Medline Plus is a great website to find health information has a new look.  Why not check out the new features with us in a workshop and learn how to use this great site.  For details, please contact the Patient and Family Resource Centre:

Contact us by phone:  905-387-9711  ext.65109

Contact us by email:


Life After Breast Cancer Conference

This biennial one-day event hosted by the Juravinski Cancer Centre is for those touched by breast cancer, survivors and caregivers alike. It will provide you with the opportunity to come together to learn, to talk and to enjoy the fellowship of others who have also been affected by this disease and its treatment.

Our focus for the conference remains unchanged - how to live well with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Our planning committee manages to line up key speakers and topics that we hope you will find both useful and entertaining!

Please click here for details.


Lung Cancer Information Fair

This is a one-day biennial event hosted by the Juravinski Cancer Centre Lung Disease Site Team for those with lung cancer, family members, and healthcare providers. Exhibits include medical and treatment experts, symptom management professionals, supportive programs, palliative care organizations, rehabilitation services and much more. Short presentations are offered throughout the day.

A date has not been set for the next information fair, but please check back on the website for updates.


Wellwood Resource Centre

Wellwood is a community-based, non-profit organization in Hamilton, Ontario. It provides information, supportive care programs and peer support to people who have received a diagnosis of cancer, their families and caregivers, and healthcare providers.

Please click here for details.

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