Cancer Care / Oncology

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The Walker Family Cancer Centre is built on more than a quarter century of quality care and treatment provided to cancer patients in the Niagara Region by our dedicated team. 

Walker Family Cancer Centre


We are located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Walker tower with an entrance next to the main entrance of the Niagara Health St. Catharines Site. For more information about our services click on the links below:

New Patients Chemotherapy
Supportive Care Palliative Care
Referral Forms Radiation Therapy
Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program Prostate Diagnostic Assessment Program

Niagara Health also provides satellite clinics at the Greater Niagara General and Welland sites. Consultation, follow-up and supportive care is provided to outpatients and inpatients promoting care as close to home as possible.

Patients are our focus

Patient and Family Advisory Councils from local to regional to provincial levels provide us with the ability to work together with our patients and families to provide the best patient experience possible.

Journeys with compassion

Patient-centred care is provided by a team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, specialized nurses, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists and others. Our interdisciplinary team makes sure patients’ physical and emotional needs are met through the delivery of their personalized treatment program.

Pathways to Excellence

Our program has a longstanding relationship with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and the Hamilton Health Sciences’ Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC). This coordinated, supportive relationship ensures comprehensive, integrated cancer services are available close to home for the people of Niagara.

The program works hand-in-hand with several other community and system partners including:

  • Ontario Breast Screening Program
  • Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre
  • Canadian Cancer Society, Niagara Unit
  • Hospice Niagara
  • Daval Hospice
  • McNally Hospice
  • Wellspring Niagara
  • Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Hospice Palliative Care Network
  • Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
  • Clinical trials organizations such as National Cancer institute of Canada
  • Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers (Grimsby & West Lincoln area)

Centre highlights include:

  • 67,000 square feet of quality patient-centred care, enhancing the treatment and quality of life for cancer patients and their families.
  • State-of-the-art radiation treatment suites.
  • Chemotherapy treatment area with floor-to-ceiling windows and a welcoming home-like environment.
  • Specialized infusion rooms for patients who require isolation for infection prevention and control purposes.
  • A healing garden and many green features.

Patient information

Phone numbers

Oncology Department WFCC
905-682-6451

On Call Oncologist
905-685-8082


PFAC

Patient & Family Advisory Council

For more information or to get involved click here

 

Helpful Links 

Canadian Cancer Society Wellspring Niagara - A Lifeline to Cancer Support Cancer Care Ontario

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    Chemotherapy drugs are made to destroy or alter cancer cells, but they can affect other cells. If you are taking chemotherapy at home by pills or through your PICC line, your family and caregivers need to know how to handle these medications safely. There are also a few tips about handling body fluids after you have received treatment either at home or at the Walker Family Cancer Centre. Here are a few patient information pages to help you...
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  • Finding things on the web

    The Internet provides an easy way to share and use healthcare information. However, cancer information can be posted on the Internet by anyone, regardless of their background or medical qualifications. The documents on this page have links to websites that have been approved by oncology professionals. Even though all of the information you find on these sites has been checked by experts, you should always discuss the information you find o...
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  • Symptom Management

    The following patient information pages contain tips for dealing with some side effects related to cancer and cancer treatment. Be sure to speak to your oncology team if these tips are not helping you or you have other new or worsening symptoms. Complementary and Alternative Therapies Constipation Diarrhea Exercising Through Cancer Fatigue Fertility Hydration/Nutrition Management A practical ...
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  • Radiation Therapy

    Radiation Therapy or Radiotherapy is used to treat many cancers. Below you will find some patient information pages that have general information as well as information about some of the specific treatments we offer at the Walker Family Cancer Centre. If you are looking for more information about symptoms related to your therapy please see Symptom Management . Radiation Therapy Important information for radiation patients Ra...
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  • Lymphedema Information and exercises

    The type of lymphedema that some cancer patients deal with is swelling in an arm or a leg because of damage to lymph glands. The information in the following pages will help you recover from surgery, know what the signs and symptoms of lymphedema are and prevent or reduce those signs and symptoms. Breast cancer surgery – an information booklet for men Breast cancer surgery – an information booklet for women Exercises after upper...
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