Cancer Care

Thanks to the generous support of the community, the Bow Corridor Community Cancer Clinic was expanded to allow patients to be treated in Canmore, without driving to Calgary. This beautiful addition allows patients to view the mountains, enjoy natural light, with room for friends and family to sit with them during treatment.

The community raised $500,000 which was matched by $500,000 from Mr Guy Turcotte of Silver Tip Golf Resort. The expansion was completed in early 2010, and we celebrated the opening in Sept 2010!

Endoscopy Equipment

Statistics indicate that screening colonoscopy (after age 50 and every ten years after that with the removal of polyps as detected) reduce an individuals’ risk of colon cancer by 95%. Because we have the equipment and the doctors to use the equipment, Canmore Hospital performs 1,700 endoscopies (including colonoscopies) each year. Imagine how many of your friends, neighbours and family have benefited from the Canmore Hospital having this equipment and doctors right here in our community.

Cancer Care Staff: Fiona Garforth-Bles RN and Marguerite Duncan RN, Cancer patient navigators at the Bow Valley Cancer Centre – Canmore.
Phone: 403-679-7313.
Email: Fiona.garforth@ahs.ca and Marguerite.duncan@ahs.ca

Cancer Patient Navigators, answer patient and family questions and are guides through the physical, emotional and financial challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis. They will support your informed decision-making by providing information and education and can assist you in accessing support services as needed.