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Welcome to the Walker Family Cancer Centre

Please be assured that you are in good hands; our team of professionals is here to care for and support you through your treatment plan. Our patient –centred approach will guide you through your initial assessment, testing and treatments, education and ongoing follow-up care.

Throughout this plan you will work hand-in-hand with our interprofessional team of medical oncologists (doctors specializing in cancer care), specialized oncology nurses and radiation oncologists.

These healthcare professionals will also work together with our supportive care team that includes social workers, spiritual and religious care consultants, dietitians, pharmacists, and others to support you through the delivery of your personalized treatment program.

The Oncology Department provides care at three Niagara Health sites, promoting care close to home.

  • Walker Family Cancer Centre (WFCC)  – St. Catharines Site: Main site for all cancer care
  • Satellite Clinics – Niagara Falls and Welland sites: For consultation, follow-up and supportive care for outpatients and inpatients

Information for New Patients

Please review the New Patient Orientation before your first appointment at WFCC. This will help prepare you for your first visit.

At your first appointment you will be given a Patient Education Binder. It has important information about WFCC and available resources. This can be viewed or downloaded here.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

Your first appointment at the Walker Family Cancer Centre will include a meeting with your oncologist. You and your oncologist will discuss a treatment plan that is best for you. If additional tests are needed, these will be ordered at the time of your visit. Please complete a Self-Reporting History and bring it with you to your first appointment. Complete the Self-Reporting History

What do I bring to my first appointment?

  • A family member or friend, if possible
  • Your Ontario Health Card
  • An up-to-date medication list (you can get this from your pharmacy). This list should include:
    • Prescription medications
    • Herbal products/vitamins
    • Over-the-counter (non-prescription) medications
  • Any questions you may have written down

 

For more general information about visiting the hospital visit our Patient & Family Info page

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