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 x112
or email support@melanomanetwork.ca

“Thank you so much for sending this information and for your excellent perspective yesterday. At a time like this, it was so helpful to be able to reach out and get the information we needed. We’re very grateful for your help.”

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.

Abigail Wiggin

Abbie earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Studies and Bioethics from the University of Toronto in 2018. Her studies centered on the social determinants of health and related public policy, as well as moral and ethical considerations in medical practice and research.

After graduating from the University of Toronto, Abbie earned an Ontario Graduate Certificate from Humber College, in the emerging profession of Systems Navigation. As a Systems Navigator, she is trained to help individuals manage and coordinate their care. Whilst acting as an advocate and guide for patients, families, and members of vulnerable populations, Abbie’s work focuses on assisting clients through complex and interrelated systems, focusing on fortifying autonomy and fostering a patient-centered relationship. Whilst employing a strength-based model and utilizing motivational interviewing techniques, she is trained to assist clients throughout the continuum of care.

You can reach Abigail at
1.877.560.8035 x 112
Awiggin@melanomanetwork.ca

Mary Zawadzki B.A. SSW, RSSW (Currently on maternity leave)

Mary comes from 9 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. Throughout her social support practice she engages 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.

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