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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.

Cancer-related surgery

Having an operation, or surgery, was the first treatment used for many types of cancer. It is still the most common way to treat many cancers. What are your questions? Please ask. We are here to help you. Some people only have surgery. Other people have surgery and systemic therapy (also called chemo) and/ or radiation therapy.

How do I prepare for my appointment?

When your surgery is booked you will be advised about any preparation you will need to do.

Will there be any follow up?

Your surgeon will discuss your follow up care.

Additional Resources

Visit our Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program patient information site here.

Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service

A referral is required to have surgery.

Tel: 902-752-7600 

A referral is required to have surgery.

Tel: 902 567-7771

A referral is required to have surgery.

Tel: 902 893-5554

A referral is required to have surgery.

Tel: 902-667-3361 

A referral is required to have surgery.

Tel:  902-473-6067

Patient Education Resources

Cancer Treatments: Surgery

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Surgery is the most common treatment for cancer. The type of surgery depends on the type of cancer and where it is. This pamphlet gives basic information on how the surgery works, the side effects, how to cope, and questions to ask your health care team.


Accessing Primary Care

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