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Routine IT maintenance on Wednesday, June 19 will cause service interruptions between midnight and 6:00am affecting the YourHealthNS app and on-line appointment booking including COVID-19 testing, blood collection, X-Ray, EKG and the Need a Family Practice Registry.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Support for Cancer Patients

When you first learn that you or your family member has cancer, you may feel overwhelmed. Being diagnosed with cancer affects more than just your health. It affects your thoughts, feelings, relationships, your ability to work or go to school and your finances. Your cancer care team will help you and your family and/or friends cope with your cancer diagnosis. 

If you are looking for cancer care programs and services for children, please visit the Emotional Support and Symptom Management.

Practical and Financial Support for Cancer Patients 

Caregivers Nova Scotia 

*You can find information about financial support for cancer patients here.

Clinics, Programs, and Services

Cancer Patient Navigation

Offered at 8 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...

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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 Information may be out of date.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...

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Psychosocial Oncology

Offered at 6 locations

Psychosocial Oncology Health Care Professionals provide psychotherapy and counselling to cancer patients and their families to help them deal with the emotional and practical impact of cancer.  Many people who...

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Support Groups (Cancer)

Support groups may be offered at the Cancer Centres in Halifax and Sydney, and in the community where you live.  These groups may be held in person, through virtual care...

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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...

Accessing Primary Care

There are many ways to access primary care, even if you're not currently attached to a primary care provider.

Answer a few quick questions to receive personalized instructions for accessing Nova Scotia Health's primary care options near you including in-person, virtual and telephone options.

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Find Emergency Care

Use this tool to identify the emergency care options that are currently available nearest to you.

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

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YourHealthNS App

Much of Nova Scotia's healthcare program and service information is now available on the YourHealthNS mobile app. Download for free on the Apple Store and Android Apps for Google Play.

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