Community Support

Learn how you can find help and support from the Kamloops community.

Along with phyiscal rehabilitation and mental health therapies, patients can find themselves in need of medical and non-medical supplies specific to their unique needs. From compression therapy to memory quilts to bamboo beanies and more, these dedicated suppliers go to great efforts to find the right fit for your individual needs. Ever expanding, our community resource list is constantly being upgraded. If you have an idea of something you'd like to see included, please let any one of us know.

BKco

BKco incredibly soft Bamboo hats designed specifically for Cancer patients with a one for one mission to #WrapThemInBamboo

For every hat sold we match ONE FOR ONE in donations of our softest Bamboo hats to kids fighting Cancer at Children’s Hospitals across Canada. *** We also dedicate our donations on the first of each month to Breast Cancer Patients.

Certified Prosthetics and Orthopedics

Pleased to offer a complete line of mastectomy apparel, forms and accessories.

Give Cancer the Finger

Billions of dollars have been spent on cancer while funding for prevention, early detection, and psychosocial support has been neglected. We aim to fill in where other charities have left off.

Healthy Life Garments

Professional Trained Staff Certified and experienced.

We specialize in the following: *Compression Stockings *Mastectomy Products *Orthopedic Braces & Supports *Arthritis Pain Relief *Ostomy Supplies

Look Good Feel Better

At Look Good Feel Better we believe that cancer care needs to treat the whole person, including her well-being and the quality of life of the people that are affected.

It’s easy to forget how much of our identity is related to our physical appearance – things like hair and body image can be a powerful part of that. Cancer affects this at a time when a woman may be feeling vulnerable in many other ways.

Our workshop shows women certain steps they can take so they can look good, feel better and get closer to the person they were before they began fighting this debilitating disease. It takes one thing off the table at a time when there are so many other fears that a woman may be facing.

Memory Quilts by Marnie

A memory quilt made from personal items of clothing is an amazing way to honour a loved one,or hold onto life’s special moments.

Nightingale Medical Supplies LTD

Nightingale Medical Supplies is a pre- and post-surgical care clinic that has been providing products and services with compassion and expertise for over 50 years.

We specialize in products for Mastectomy, Compression Wear, Ostomy, Hernia Support, Continence, Wound Care, Scar Therapy, Bracing and Home Health Care.

Nurse Next Door

Nurse Next Door offers a range of services from companionship to 24/7 nursing care:

  • Nurse Navigators
  • Companionship
  • Respite Care
  • Around-the-Clock
  • Personal Care
  • End-of-Life Care

We’ll work with you to create a personalized Care Plan based on your needs - whatever it takes to bring you and your family peace of mind.

Questions to Ask When You Have Cancer

How to use this workbook

This booklet will help you in treatment keep track of important information such as test results, treatment cycles and side effects to report. It also suggests some questions to ask the healthcare team.

Copyright date: July 2016 Revised: July 2019 Publication number: 32099-1-NO

Think About Your Life: Practical tools for people on the cancer journey

The Think About Your Life workbook can be used to help you think about and record your thoughts, feelings, needs, wants, hopes and fears, throughout the various stages of your Cancer Journey. The Think About Your Life workbook can be used in different ways

  1. As a companion booklet to the website. The website has explanations of each Cancer Journey phase and a suggestion of which tools will help you depending on the issues you are facing. The website contains examples of tools and stories from cancer survivors and has tools we didn’t include in this workbook.

  2. At the various stages of the Cancer Journey. Use the tools to help you cope, find hope and resilience on your journey. You can fill this in yourself, with your family or friends.

  3. Together with a small group of people with cancer - for instance at a cancer support group - to go through the tools.