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Community Support

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

Along with physical 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 would like to see included, please let any one of us know.

Goods & Services

  • 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

    Using the latest technology, procedures and products, it is our mission at Certified Prosthetics & Orthopedics to provide patients with the best prosthetic care and products available. We also believe that this technology must be coupled with equal parts patience, compassion and understanding so that our patients can live full, comfortable, productive and confident lives.

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

  • Healthy Life Garments

    We are a provider of medical garments and supplies. Compression stockings, mastectomy, Lymphedema, ostomy, bracing and adaptive clothing.

    Our fitters are certified with advanced training in compression garments certified mastectomy fitters and certified fitter for Lymphedema garments.

    We are committed to offer ongoing treatment and support for our clients to help them manage Lymphedema complaints. This includes keeping our clients updated on new products and tools as they arise.

  • Memory Quilts by Marnie

    Our memory quilts are storytellers!

    They can be made from many different types of clothing items. In fact, you may want to include fabric from other sources as well. We can combine the different types and weights of fabrics, from technical to T-shirt to fleece and nylon.

    Our traditional three-layer quilts are 100% machine washable and will withstand the test of time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Comfort Keepers

    Comfort Keepers is widely recognized as a leading provider of quality in-home care to seniors and other clients who need help with the activities of daily living. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our clients as we enable them to maintain the highest possible level of independent living in their own home for as long as possible.

    The special people who deliver our unique brand of in-home care, whom we call Comfort Keepers, are carefully selected, screened and trained to provide professional, compassionate care.

    These wonderful people are available for services in private homes, retirement and nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities.

  • 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.

Health Records Access

  • Interior Health - My Health Portal

    MyHealthPortal is an online tool that provides Interior Health citizens with secure 24-7 access to their personal health information from a computer, tablet or smartphone.

    MyHealthPortal features: Access and view lab results (including COVID results); Access and view Medical Imaging reports; Access and view certain transcribed reports from physicians, nurse practitioners and midwives; View your visit history; View certain appointment details and instructions; View and update allergies and conditions; Update your address, phone number and contact information; Share access to your account; Request parental access for Minors (0-11 yrs) or Incapable Adults

  • Health Gateway

    Access your health information online - Health Gateway provides secure and convenient access to your health records in British Columbia

    What you can do - Health Gateway brings together your information from BC’s health databases. View your medications, health visits, immunizations and more, all in one place. New features and information are regularly added.

Web Support

  • 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

  • Canadian Cancer Trials


    Patients may wish to consider taking part in a clinical trial when they are offered treatment for their cancer. All new treatments must be tested in a clinical trial before they are approved by Health Canada.

    Share, save or print the trial details and review them with your doctor or care team.

    This site was created by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and its partners to help you learn about clinical trials for cancer.

  • Melanoma Canada

    Melanoma Canada, formerly Melanoma Network of Canada is pleased to introduce our new logo and brand. This new, animated logo is represents more than just words, it highlights, the uniqueness of each melanoma, and showcases some forms it can take (different colours, shapes and sizes).

    We launch our new name, new logo, and new brand with a renewed commitment and focus to provide crucial education and prevention programs and support services for our patient and caregiver community.

Local Research Initiative

  • Melba D'Souza, R.N., Ph.D

    Assistant Professor, Nursing and Population Health, TRU

    I have completed research studies to give a voice to people’s experiences and perspectives living with a cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Another research study shared insights on prioritizing psychosocial and emotional recovery as well as coping and survivorship to support people with breast cancer in collaboration with community partnerships.

    My community of practice focuses on health promotion and well-being of people living with cancer and caregivers in urban and rural communities being involved with community partnership.

    My work through the cancer care research is comprised of health and quality of life of citizens and ethnocultural groups with a particular focus working with people for developing culturally appropriate person-centered care.