Patient and Family Guidebook

You have been referred to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario (the Cancer Centre) at Kingston General Hospital site by your family doctor or another specialist. He or she has done this because they want you to get more testing, treatment or support from a team of health care providers who treat and care for people with cancer.

Finding out you or a loved one has cancer can be stressful. You may be unsure of what to expect or what to do next. We want you to know that you are not alone. We will become part of your cancer care team and will work with you to get through this difficult time. To help ease your stress, this guidebook has been created to give you information about the Cancer Centre. The guidebook will help you learn about what to expect while you or your family member is a patient with us. There is also information about resources and supports that can help you manage the impact of cancer on your life. There may be some sections of the guidebook that do not apply to you, so read each section as needed.


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