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Women's Health

Your cancer journey is as unique as you are. Whether you’re just starting treatment, managing side effects, or finding your way forward, having a supportive network can make a world of difference.

Hope & Cope provides resources such as practical information, support groups, wellness activities, and connections to others who truly understand what you’re going through.

You are not alone. Our goal is to provide you with clarity, comfort, and compassion every step of the way.

How We Help

We offer a wide array of programs tailored for individuals navigating the cancer journey, no matter what is your story. Explore our programs designed to meet your needs. Not sure where to start ? Contact us.

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Free wigs, head coverings and prosthetics

Hope & Cope provides complimentary wigs and cotton turbans to cancer survivors. Select your preferred wig from our extensive database and arrange for pickup at your convenience, alongside free cotton turbans available at the same location.

Breast Friends

A sanctuary for women living with metastatic breast cancer. This program, unique in its focus and longevity, provides an invaluable support network where women can share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs with others who understand the complexities of their journey. It's a testament to the strength found in community and shared understanding, offering a blend of emotional support, practical advice, and genuine camaraderie.

Breast Cancer Support Group

The Breast Cancer Support Group offers a welcoming space for individuals newly diagnosed with breast cancer to share experiences, gain insights, and find emotional support among peers navigating similar journeys.

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A better understanding of cancer and the grieving process help you overcome it and take control of your life. Find here online ressources or visit our physical library located on the 7th floor of the JGH

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Mastectomy tattoos: An alternative to reconstruction after breast cancer

Over more than four decades of existence, Hope & Cope has supported and empowered thousands of women with breast cancer. Today, we are proud to celebrate one of our former employees, Karen Malkin-Lazarovitz, as she makes her mark on the world...

Rebirth in Remission

By Patricia Rodi “It’s cancer.” At this moment, the world stops … my womanhood, my motherhood, and my life are tossed aside to fight the evil inside me. Diagnosed with Stage IIIB Stomach Cancer, I learned how strong I could be, how...

Sarah’s story: finding connection, support and hope

When 38 year-old Sarah Kettenbeil first felt the lump in her breast in December 2018, she knew something was wrong. Her suspicions were confirmed when she received the diagnosis of stage 2, grade 3 breast cancer.  Months later, after a PET scan revealed a mass...

A safe haven for women with metastatic breast cancer

Here is what cancer initially took away from 66 year-old Elaine Gliksman: her physical and mental health, her independence, her joie de vivre and self-confidence. “Since my diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer three years ago, most of my time is devoted...

Surviving Cancer

By Suzanne Asselin I am a cancer survivor! Merely a few decades ago, the word “cancer”, barely whispered, was considered a death sentence. Surviving cancer was like winning the lottery. Over the years, thanks to huge strides made in science and...

Helping Children of Cancer Patients at Home during the Pandemic

 By Marylin Smith Carsley Cancer cannot be hidden behind a mask. Unlike the global pandemic, there is no cancer curve to flatten; cancer is a disease that persists despite surrounding circumstances, and is troubling for patients’ family members- particularly children. Perhaps...

Twenty-six years of cancer survivorship and patient advocacy

A remarkable journey By Deborah Bridgman This month marks 26 years since I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. I remember my first visit to the Oncology Department at the Jewish General Hospital. I was nervous, a little scared but...

Did You Know?

By Sonia Hazan Resource Room Offers Free Items to Patients Hope & Cope provides patients of the Jewish General Hospital with many practical resources: blankets, wigs, head coverings, mastectomy bras and prostheses. In 2018, Hope & Cope gave out close to...

Volunteer Management Council Update

By Ida Teolil, Chair, Volunteer Management Council The Volunteer Management Council (VMC) met in April to review the activities of our volunteer committees. As a reminder, the VMC is a new governance structure that helps manage volunteers at Hope & Cope....

Perspectives of young adults living with advanced cancer

World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4, as a platform for raising awareness of cancer and encouraging its prevention, detection, and treatment. In recognition of #WorldCancerDay, McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) and Hope & Cope are...