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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

For Patients & Families
Coping & Support

Being diagnosed, or having a family member or friend diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, is extremely stressful. The often debilitating treatment that follows the diagnosis can compound this stress.

Many patients find it helpful to talk to people close to them, or make use of the counselling services and supportive resources offered by the social workers in the Leukemia/BMT Program. Feel free to approach any member of your health care team - we are here to help!

We hope that the information on this site will help you and your loved ones recognize and develop your physical, social, emotional, and spiritual strengths.

Wisdom from Former Patients

Read about the important things that our former patients and their families thought you should know. more...

Tips for Caregivers

Caregivers need support too! Get some valuable tips from ex-patients and their caregivers. more...

Emotional Effects of Cancer

For both patient and family, recognising and acknowledging their feelings and concerns is the starting point to devloping their physical, mental, emotional and spirtual strengths in face of the diagnosis. more...

Your Relationships

Learn about the changes, impact and adjustments to anticipate in your relationships with those around you, and vice versa. more...

Support Groups & Education Resources

Sometimes, the best person to talk to is someone who "has been there". There is a variety of support groups and education resources available in print, on the internet, and in person. Find out more...

Strengthening Your Spirit

Whatever your spiritual orientation, you may wish to develop and strengthen this inner dimension to help cope with the challenges of the illness. more...

Talking to Your Children

Talking to your children about cancer is one of the hardest things a parent will ever do. We have compiled some communication tips and resources to help you and your family, more...

Recovery & Aftereffects

You may wonder what life will be like post-treatment and how to adjust to the changes. more...

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