COVID-19 Information Hub

In order to provide Canadians living with melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers with the most up-to-date information and resources related to COVID-19, we have created this Information Hub.

 

Check out the below resources designed for melanoma and skin cancer patients, caregivers and their families. These resources are continually being updated as new information becomes available.

 

If you need personal assistance accessing mental health support, informational resources, food delivery, medication delivery or travel, please visit the COVID-19 Cancer Patient Support Hub.

 

This site contains information and resources. If you need to talk to someone for immediate support, call 1-833-456-4566 toll free (in QC: 1-866-277-3553) 24/7 or visit www.crisisservicescanada.ca

If you don’t find the information you are looking for, please get in touch with us at info@saveyourskin.ca. Our Patient Support Liaison Kathy Barnard is also available to answer any questions at kathy@saveyourskin.ca.

News About COVID-19
Information for Melanoma Patients

WEBINAR: Melanoma Surgery in the time of COVID-19, Aim at Melanoma

 

SURVEY REPORT: The Affects of COVID-19 on Melanoma, Ocular Melanoma, and Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Patients, Save Your Skin Foundation

 

WEB and SERVICES: COVID-19 Cancer Patient Support Hub, COVID-19 Oncology Patient Support Task Force

 

WEBINAR: COVID-19: What People with Melanoma Need to Know, April 28, 2020, Aim at Melanoma

 

VIDEO: COVID-19 and Cancer Patients, Canadian Cancer Society

 

APP: Thrive Health App, Government of Canada

 

WEB: Tips for Making Your Solo Hospital Visit Better During COVID-19, Rethink Breast Cancer

 

WEB: What Cancer Patients Need to Know, Fred Hutch

 

WEB: COVID-19 May Delay Some Cancer Treatments, WebMD, March 25, 2020

 

WEB: Coronavirus: What people with cancer should know, National Cancer Institute, National Cancer Institute, US Department of Health and Human Services

 

VIDEO: What Melanoma Patients Need to Know about COVID-19, AIM at Melanoma, March 18, 2020

 

WEB: COVID-19 Recommendations for patients receiving anti-cancer immunotherapies, University of Colorado Cancer Center

 

WEB: Common Questions about Coronavirus and Cancer: Answers for Patients and Survivors, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Information for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Patients

SURVEY REPORT: The Affects of COVID-19 on Melanoma, Ocular Melanoma, and Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Patients, Save Your Skin Foundation

 

WEB and SERVICES: COVID-19 Cancer Patient Support Hub, COVID-19 Oncology Patient Support Task Force

 

VIDEO: COVID-19 and Cancer Patients, Canadian Cancer Society

 

APP: Thrive Health App, Government of Canada

 

WEB: Tips for Making Your Solo Hospital Visit Better During COVID-19, Rethink Breast Cancer

 

WEB: What Cancer Patients Need to Know, Fred Hutch

 

WEB: COVID-19 May Delay Some Cancer Treatments, WebMD, March 25, 2020

 

WEB: Coronavirus: What people with cancer should know, National Cancer Institute, National Cancer Institute, US Department of Health and Human Services

 

WEB: Common Questions about Coronavirus and Cancer: Answers for Patients and Survivors, American Society of Clinical Oncology

COVID-19 Stress Monitor

To help you and communities everywhere, Pulse Infoframe has launched their healthie™ COVID-19 Stress Monitor, which provides people with a way to communicate their concerns caused by social isolation and quarantine.

 

The healthie™ Stress Monitor is a short “check-in” assessment with initial screening questions. Each participant will receive a summary result at the end of the survey. Based on your initial assessment score, you may be invited to participate in a full longitudinal impact study.

 

Let your voice be heard and help inform public policies. Together, we’re not only stronger—we’re also louder.

Click here to get started:   healthie™ COVID-19 Stress Monitor

Information About Treatment & Medications

WEB: Changes and updates to public drug plans across Canada due to COVID-19, Canadian Skin Patient Alliance

 

WEB: Canadian Pharmacists Association recommends limiting prescriptions to 30-days supply, Canadian Pharmacists Association

 

VIDEO: Extended Powers of B.C. Pharmacists, CTV News

 

WEB: Common Questions about Coronavirus and Cancer: Answers for Patients and Survivors, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Self Care & Mental Wellness Resources

PROGRAM: Mindfulness@Home course, Healing and Cancer

 

WEB: Taking care of your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Government of Canada

 

WEB: Wellness Together Canada, Federal Mental Health and Substance Use Support

 

WEB: Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mental Health Commission of Canada

 

WEB: List of Canadian Crisis Centres, Life Line Canada

 

ONLINE EVENT: Finding Gratitude and Practicing Yoga and Meditation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

 

WEB: How to access free mental health and emotional support during the COVID-19 crisis, CBC News

 

PROGRAM: Managing Stress and Anxiety from COVID-19 free online mental health program, Starling Minds

 

PROGRAM: Healing@Home free weekly interactive videoconference / lecture series, Oncologist Rob Rutledge

 

WEB: Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic Q&As, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

 

WEB: Comprehensive Mindfulness Guide and Resources, Lyanne Westie

 

WEB: My Self-Isolation Advice as a Cancer Patient, Rethink Breast Cancer

 

WEB: How to Manage Anxiety Around the Coronavirus, Wellspring Counselling

 

WEB: Self-care Guide, Government of Quebec

 

ARTICLE: Tips for Managing Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Globe & Mail

 

ARTICLE: How to Meditate, Mindful.org

 

WEB: Mental Health Tips for Working From Home, Government of Canada

How To Protect Yourself

IMAGE: Know the Difference: Self-Monitoring, Self-Isolation, and Isolation for COVID-19, Government of Canada

 

WEB: Hand washing guide, Government of Canada

 

ARTICLE: How to protect yourself from coronavirus when grocery shopping, Consumer Reports

 

WEB: Sanitizing the home if someone is sick, Centre for Disease Control

 

WEB: Caring for family members with COVID-19, Government of Canada

 

Province-by-province Resources
British Columbia

WEB: Covid-19 Psychological Support Service, British Columbia Psychological Association

 

WEB: All BC Parks Closed, Government of BC

 

WEB: Province supporting people with relief on power bills during COVID-19, Government of BC

 

WEB: Province helps essential service workers find child care, Government of BC

 

WEB: COVID-19 and Tenancies, Government of BC

 

WEB: New emergency supports for province’s most vulnerable, Government of BC

 

WEB: Emotional Support Resources, BC Cancer

 

PHONE: Regional hotlines for B.C. cancer patients:

Abbotsford: 604-851-4710

Kelowna: 250-712-3900

Prince George: 250-645-7300

Surrey: 604-930-2098

Vancouver: 604-877-6000

Victoria: 250-519-5500

Eastern Health: 1-833-752-4500

Yukon: 867-393-8853

 

ARTICLE: Parking enforcement suspended at B.C. hospitals, CTV News, March 30, 2020

 

WEB: Provincial COVID-19 updates, BC Centre for Disease Control

 

WEB: COVID-19 BC Support App and Self-Assessment Tool

Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Nunavut

WEB: Territory COVID-19 updates, Nunavut Department of Health

Northwest Territories

WEB: Territory COVID-19 updates, Government of Northwest Territories

Yukon

WEB: Territory COVID-19 updates, Territory of Yukon

Ontario
Quebec

WEB: Provincial COVID-19 updates, Government of Quebec

Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia

WEB: Provincial COVID-19 updates, Government of Nova Scotia

 

WEB: Government of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Screening Tool

 

WEB: Community Assessment Centres, Government of Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick
Making awareness and education available is crucial. Since 2006, the Foundation has worked to raise awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers focusing on education, prevention and the need for improved patient care.
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