By: Noor Malik, Enrollment Coordinator
Cancer Chat provides free and professional-led online support groups for Canadians affected by cancer, including patients, survivors and family members. Cancer Chat online support groups are suitable for those who are unable to attend a face to face support group because they live in a rural area or have a busy schedule of medical appointments or caregiving duties. The benefit of an online format is that participants can feel supported from the comfort of their own home.
Cancer Chat online support groups are structured to provide emotional support and a place to safely discuss personal topics. All chat sessions are typed (text-based; no voice/audio) and take place in real time, with all participants logging in at the same time to take part in the discussion. Groups meet once a week for 90 minutes, for about 10 to 12 weeks, in a live "chat" room on the Internet. Interested patients and caregivers can register for upcoming groups by completing our online registration form.
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