cSCC Cancer Support Services

cSCC SUPPORT SERVICES

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. But you don’t have to face the challenges alone. The Melanoma Network of Canada offers a wide variety of free services to support patients, families and caregivers through every step of their journey.

Phone & Email Support

Available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm EST. We aim to respond to all inquires within 48 hours. All calls and
emails and are confidential. For support call:
Mary Zawadzki – Patient Care Specialist B.A, SSW, RSSW
905.901.5121 x108 or 1.877.560.8035 x108
or email mzawadzki@melanomanetwork.ca

cSCC Online Patient Forum

Melanoma Network of Canada online discussion forum provides a place to ask questions or provide insights and information on your own experience with other patients and caregivers. It is a great way to get a timely response to your questions or concerns. Visit our Discussion Forum

cSCC Facebook Support Group

This is a closed group to support anyone who has been diagnosed with Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma or someone who may be a caregiver. Our support group is moderated by patient care specialist Mary Zawadzki B.A, SSW, RSSW. Join www.facebook.com/groups/csccsupport/

Publications for Patients & Caregivers

Read our cSCC publications designed and produced by MNC for patients, caregivers and physicians. Click here to access the publications. You can also access our list of other helpful websites. If you would like to receive a print copy of our publications please contact Mary Zawadzki B.A, SSW, RSSW  mzawadzki@melanomanetwork.ca or 1-877-560-8035 x 108

Treatment Information

For information on available treatments in Canada for cSCC visit call 1.877.560.8035 x101 or email

“Annette Cyr is a remarkable and generous woman. She called and walked me through my diagnosis, helped me understand my next steps, what resources to use and how to prepare for my first oncology
appointment.”

Why Get Support?

Using our support services may help you:

  • Feel more connected to others who understand living with cSCC
  • Gain a sense of empowerment and control
  • Improve coping skills and adjustment to a cancer diagnosis
  • Talk openly and honestly about your feelings
  • Reduce distress, depression or anxiety
  • Get a clearer understanding of what to expect
  • Learn about new medical research
  • Get practical information about treatment options
  • Compare notes about resources, such as doctors and alternative options

We are here to listen and support you anywhere in Canada – you are not alone! 

About Melanoma Network of Canada Support Services

Please note we do not give medical advice, but can assist people with melanoma and other forms of skin cancer by answering questions, reviewing their diagnosis and treatment options, clinical trial information and helping to make sense of often complex terminology and information. If we can’t answer your questions, MNC will research your specific question or request and provide you with a timely response wherever possible, either by phone or email. We try to help you navigate your diagnosis and the medical system wherever possible. For most of us, the diagnosis alone, can be stressful enough. We are here to help support and direct you to the right information and resources.

cSCC Free Resouces

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Questions about your diagnosis, treatment and prognosis:

Helping You Understand Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (CSCC) A Patient Guidebook

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