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Newly Diagnosed

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Information for people at the start of their cancer pathway

Each person’s experience with cancer is different. It is normal to need help to manage and cope with this experience.

Your health care team understands this and is here to support you at every step of your cancer pathway. Talk to us if you have any worries or concerns. We can help. We are partners with you in this pathway.

Learn more about the emotional and practical support your health care team can provide.

We also remain focused on delivering the best possible health outcomes and an exceptional patient experience through high quality, more accessible and efficient care.​

As well, we strive for all our patients and their chosen caregivers to have a safe, comfortable, and inclusive experience. Access our resource on Sexual and Gender Diversity for cancer patients and their chosen families.

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Your First Appointment

Your first appointment at the Cancer Centres may be in-person or over the phone. This appointment is typically longer than other appointments.

During this appointment, our health care team will:

  • Go over your medical history
  • Assess your current health and symptoms
  • Give you information to help you understand your treatment plan. See Patient Education Packages
  • ​To read a list of items you will need for your first appointment, look at page 5 and 6 of the ​Patient and Caregiver Handbook