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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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Condition Specific Info / Support - Cancer

Bladder Cancer Canada

A Canadian patient organization dedicated to bladder cancer issues. we are a non-profit organization registered as a Canadian Charity. more info

Address / Contact Info
21 Jason Crescent
, Georgetown, ON, L7G 4Z3
Phone: 1(416) 571-0016
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Clinical Headings: Oncology
Community Headings: Education

Breast Health Services

The Vancouver Island Centre is one of five full service cancer centres of the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA). We provide oncology consultations, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments for people who live on Vancouver Island.

We provide a broad range of services including prevention, treatment, screening, genetic counselling and supportive care.

The Vancouver Island Centre is an active research clinic contributing to knowledge generation done within the facility. Clinical trials are an extremely important aspect of our clinical care and our team is continually involved in a growing research program.


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Address / Contact Info
2410 Lee Avenue
, Victoria, BC, V8R 4X1
Toll-free: 1-800-670-3322
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Clinical Headings: Oncology, Physiotherapy
Community Headings: Education

Camp Goodtimes

Camp Goodtimes provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children and teens affected by cancer and their families.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Local: (604) 675-7141
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7141
Fax: (604) 675-7124
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Canadian Cancer Society

Get trusted cancer information, locate community services, find help with travel & accommodations, borrow wigs & prosthesis, talk to someone who’s been there, adjust to life after treatment.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC and Yukon Division
777E Poplar Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2H7
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Unit Office: (205) 741-8180
Fax: 1(250) 382-8130
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Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: NRGH, Oncology
Community Headings: Education

Cancer Connection

Peer support for people with cancer and their caregivers.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-822-8664
Local: (604) 675-7148
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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New Normal

Adjust to life after breast or colorectal cancer.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-822-8664
Local: (604) 675-7148
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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Vancouver Island Lodge

Affordable accommodations located across from the Royal Jubilee Hospital and within walking distance to the BC Cancer Agency. A home away from home during cancer treatment with meals and support services.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
2202 Richmond Road
, Victoria, BC, V8R 4R5
Phone: (250) 592-2662
Fax: (250) 592-7616
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Community Headings: Housing, Income Assistance

Wig & Breast Prosthesis Banks

Offering a wide range of donated wigs, headwear, permanent prostheses and bras to cancer patients throughout BC who have undergone surgery and cannot afford the cost of a wig or prosthesis.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
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