Cancer can be expensive to treat and manage. In a literature review conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society in 2010, findings showed that most of the costs incurred by patients and their families were traced back to travelling expenses, out-of-pocket costs, and cancer drugs and prescription medicines. This section is meant to provide financial aid and resources specific to cancer patients and their families residing in Manitoba.

Manitoba drug benefits and interchangeability formulary

The Drug benefits and interchangeability formulary lists therapeutically effective drugs of proven high quality that have been approved as eligible benefits under the Pharmacare drug benefit program. It also includes a list of interchangeable drugs.

CancerCare Manitoba

CancerCare Manitoba offers free services counselling on Manitoba’s Insured Health Benefits at no cost. Please call 786-7101 or, outside Winnipeg,
toll-free 1-800-392-1207.

Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society program, Access to Care, provides some treatment-related travel and accommodation assistance to people with cancer who have a limited income. Assistance is provided for travel and accommodation costs related to cancer treatment and follow-up appointments for the person who is being treated and one attendant.