Uveal Melanoma Support

UVEAL MELANOMA SUPPORT

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

Uveal 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

COMING SOON
Ocular Melanoma Virtual Support Group

This will be a teleconference virtual support group for anyone who has been diagnosed with ocular melanoma. Moderated by Dr. Hatem Krema, MD, MSc, FRCS, FICO (Hon.) Ophthalmologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network

Publications for Patients & Caregivers

Read our uveal melanoma resource ” A Guide to Uveal Melanoma“.  It was written in collaboration with Princess Margaret Hospital, with the help of leading medical specialists and is based on research and current best practices. The guide provides a good overview of this rare and often challenging disease. You can also access our list of other helpful websites by clicking here. 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 uveal melanoma email mzawadzki@melanomanetwork.ca or 1-877-560-8035 x 108.  You can also download our Uveal Guide with a full list of treatment options VIEW GUIDE

“Melanoma Newtork 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.”

 

Why Get Support?

Using our support services may help you:

  • Feel more connected to others who understand living with uveal
  • 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.

UVEAL MELANOMA ONLINE FORUM

Ask questions or learn from others. Join our online patient community by visiting MNC uveal forum

UVEAL MELANOMA RESOURCES

MNC Uveal Patient Guide and a list of helpful links

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