Melanoma Phone and Email Support

MELANOMA PHONE AND 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 905.901.5121 x108 or 1.877.560.8035 x108
or email mzawadzki@melanomanetwork.ca

“Melanoma Network of Canada 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.”

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.

Mary Zawadzki B.A.

Mary comes from six years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. Throughout her social support practice she engaged in counselling clients at various stages of their healing journeys from a trauma informed lens. Her experience in crisis management will allow her to confidently support patients through a cancer diagnosis and for them to be heard and validated in their experience. Mary uses her practice skills in the areas of providing empathic support, active listening, problem solving and compassionate care to clients seeking counselling services. Mary has work experience in organizing Peer Support programs and hopes to streamline the access of MNC’s Peer to Peer Volunteer program allowing for a time sensitive connection between volunteer and patient. Mary looks forward to developing and managing a National Volunteer program, and implementing industry standard training modules for volunteers to help onboard them and match their skills and interests with a particular activity of the organization, so that the experience is a win-win for both interested parties. Mary looks forward to creating relationships with patients, survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and healthcare professionals to help make a positive impact in the melanoma community.

You can reach Mary at
1.877.560.8035 x 108
mzawadzki@melanomanetwork.ca
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