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Cancer Care Program

Clinics, Programs, and Services

Breast Screening (External Site)

Offered at 10 locations

Breast screening in Nova Scotia is administered by the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program.

You can find them at

To book a screening appointment, women over the age of 40 who have no breast problems and no breast implants may self-refer by calling:

HRM: 473-3960

Toll-Free: 1-800-565-0548

A file will be made for you when you Call to book your screening mammogram appointment that includes your name, date of birth, mailing address and health card number. You do not need to have a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. However, please provide us with the name of your family doctor so that we can forward information regarding your mammogram results.

This service is available for all asymptomatic women over the age of 40 who have a current Canadian Health Card. Please have your health card ready when you call.

Cancer Patient Navigation

Offered at 9 locations

Cancer Patient Navigators are registered nurses with in-depth knowledge of cancer and the cancer system. They work with you, your family and your cancer care team throughout your treatment and...


Any health care provider may refer a patient, or a patient or family member can refer themselves.

Diana Hutt: 902-690-3700

CAR T-Cell Therapy

Offered at 1 location

Chimeric Antigen Receptor (or CAR) T-Cell Therapy is a new cancer immunotherapy that is delivered through Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program (CTTP). CAR T-Cell therapy involves separating specific...


Cervical Cancer Prevention Program

Cervical Cancer Prevention


Cervical Cancer Prevention Program office
Tel: 1-888-480-8588 
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Individuals can request a print out of the cervical screening history (Pap tests...


Clinical Trials - Cancer

This clinic, program or service is not administered by Nova Scotia Health. Information may be out of date. Please confirm details with the clinic, program, or service provider.

You can find information on cancer-related clinical trials at NovaStudies Connect.


Colon Cancer Prevention Program

Colon Cancer Prevention banner

The Colon Cancer Prevention Program mails home screening kits to all Nova Scotians aged 50 to 74 with the goal of preventing cancer, or finding it early when treatment...


Colposcopy Clinic

Offered at 2 locations

Colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. The microscope allows the doctor to see the cervix and other areas in detail. The doctor...

wed Feb 28 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
thu Feb 29 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
fri Mar 1 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
sat Mar 2 Unavailable
sun Mar 3 Unavailable
mon Mar 4 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
tue Mar 5 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

You need a referral from your family doctor to access this clinic.


(902) 473-4180

The clinic is located on the 5th floor

Endocrinology Clinic

Offered at 2 locations

Endocrinology provides specialized care to patients with hormonal and metabolic disorders. Ambulatory Clinics within Endocrinology includes:

  • Diabetes Management
    • Insulin Pump Clinics & Education Classes
  • Lipid Clinic
  • Halifax Neuropituitary Program
    • Atlantic...

Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre

wed Feb 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Feb 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Mar 1 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Mar 2 Closed
sun Mar 3 Closed
mon Mar 4 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Mar 5 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hematologic Oncology (Blood Cancers)

Offered at 2 locations

The Division of Hematology and Hematologic Oncology provides care for patients with disorders of the blood including blood cancers. The most common blood cancers are lymphoma (cancers of the lymph...


Oncology Drug Access Navigator

This clinic, program or service is not administered by Nova Scotia Health. Information may be out of date. Please confirm details with the clinic, program, or service provider.

Not all drugs you may need for your cancer treatment are covered by the healthcare system.  An Oncology Drug Access Navigator (DAN) can help.
A DAN is a member of...


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMF)

Offered at 6 locations

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMF) provides surgery to treat a wide variety of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face and jaws.

Various types of



The majority of patients are seen initially for a consultation appointment only. Following the consult, a decision is made regarding the necessity and timing of surgery.

Patients must be referred by a physician or dentist to be seen in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery clinic.

Referrals must include the patient’s name, date of birth, health card number/expiry date, phone numbers for day and evening and a complete mailing address with postal code.

Referral forms may be mailed, faxed or emailed to: 
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
Victoria General Hospital 
1276 South Park Street 
Halifax, Nova Scotia 
B3H 2Y9 
Fax: 902-473-6855 


Tel: 902-473-2070 
Fax: 902-473-6855 

Patient and Family Comfort Rooms

Offered at 5 locations

Patient and family comfort rooms are warm, inviting spaces where cancer patients and families can go for information, discussion, or quiet respite. These areas are available in four areas of...

Colchester East Hants Health Centre

wed Feb 28 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
thu Feb 29 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
fri Mar 1 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
sat Mar 2 Closed
sun Mar 3 Closed
mon Mar 4 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
tue Mar 5 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

The Serenity Room at Colchester East Hants Health Center is a place that offers many supports for cancer patients and their families.

The Serenity Room is a welcoming environment where patients and or families can wait. The room is also supplied with wigs, head coverings, breast prothesis, and patient information related to cancer.

The Serenity Room is located in building A on the ground floor in the ambulatory care area (room number A1 042).

Psychosocial Oncology

Offered at 2 locations

Psychosocial Oncology Health Care Professionals provide psycho-therapy and counselling to cancer patients and their families to help them deal with the emotional and practical impact of cancer.   Team members...


Radiation therapy

Offered at 2 locations

Radiation therapy is one of the main treatments for many kinds of cancer. The services provided within radiation oncology include radiation therapy (uses high doses of radiation to kill or...


Systemic Therapy

Systemic Therapy is any type of drug that spreads throughout the whole body to treat cancer. These drugs may be given intravenously (IV), by pill, or by injection. The type...


Tobacco Cessation Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

This clinic, program or service is not administered by Nova Scotia Health. Information may be out of date. Please confirm details with the clinic, program, or service provider.

Helping patients to stop smoking is part of our commitment to quality cancer care.  Evidence shows that stopping tobacco use at the time of a cancer diagnosis improves the effectiveness...

Victoria General Medicine - Surgery - Cancer Care Program

Offered at 4 locations

The Victoria General Medicine/Surgery/Cancer Care program is an interdisciplinary group of clinicians who work collaboratively with other members of the health care team within the medicine/surgery/cancer care and transplant services...

Clinicians receive referrals from various referral sources, depending on the service required. 


Lindsay Dickson, Program Manager
Tel: 902-473-1284

General inquiries:

Well Woman Clinics

Offered at 29 locations

Well Woman Clinics offer a variety of health-related services and health education, delivered by a female doctor or nurse. The services and days and hours of operation vary by clinic.

Open to patients with no provider from across NS.

Appointments available regularly with female nurse / doctor.

PAP Testing, IUD Placement and STI Screening offered.

Call 1-877-794-5427

Accessing Primary Care

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If this is a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance

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YourHealthNS App

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