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Healing Connections Post-Surgical Breast Cancer Program

The Virtual Healing Connections Program is a post-surgical breast cancer group program for Alberta residents having surgery within the Edmonton Zone. The Virtual Healing Connections Program covers a wide variety of emotional, social, nutritional, and physical health topics.

Our virtual program provides a group setting where participants can learn about a wide variety of topics that will support individuals during their breast cancer journey. Our sessions are interactive and give participants the opportunity to ask questions of health care professionals.

Topics Include:

Nutrition (runs on Tuesdays)

  • healthy eating for healing after breast cancer surgery
  • effects of cancer treatment on nutrition
  • common cancer myths related to food choices

Physical Therapy (runs on Wednesdays)

  • how to progress your home exercises
  • a) level 1- stretches to get your movement back
  • b) level 2 -additional stretching exercises and information on strengthening
  • proper posture and how to do scar massage

Occupational Therapy

  • lymphedema management
  • cancer related fatigue
  • body image and sexual health
  • mental and emotional health

Sessions are one hour in length, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


  • can choose to register for one, two, three, or all four sessions
  • have four weeks to complete the session(s)
  • can register before surgery, but cannot start the program until one week after your surgery

Contact Details

Misericordia Community Hospital

16940 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5R 4H5
780-735-2757 (Participant Registration)
Getting There

Public Parking available Main Hospital Visitor Parking.

Accessible parking availble on south side of Mother Rosalie Health Services Centre.

Public transportation is available on 87 Ave.

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


This program is virtual.

Service Providers May Include
occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), registered dietitians (RDs), volunteers

Open to Alberta residents having breast cancer surgery within the Edmonton Zone. You must physically be in the province when attending the Virtual Healing Connections Program.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

This program is virtual and you can self-register for the program.

Wait Times

Up to 1 week.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Healing Connections for Patients with Breast Cancer