Emotional and Practical Support
Cancer Care

A psychosocial cancer team provides emotional, practical and survivorship care to Nova Scotians who have been diagnosed and treated for cancer.

The team provides counselling to cancer patients and their families. Team members include psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and spiritual care providers. 

Support can be provided to you by phone or in-person. Even after you are medically discharged from the Cancer Program, the psychosocial cancer team is still available to help you. 

Location, contact information and hours

Cape Breton Cancer Centre
Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Tel: 902-567-8551
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

QEII Cancer Centre
VG Hospital site, Dickson Building

Hours
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on holidays.

How do I access this service?

If you are a patient of the QEII Cancer Care Program in Halifax, please ask your health care provider, your cancer doctor or another member of your cancer team to refer you to a member of the psychosocial cancer team.

If you are a patient of the Cape Breton Cancer Centre in Sydney, please call 902-567-8551.

If you are unable to travel to Halifax or Sydney, check with your health care provider to find out about services in your area. To reach your local cancer patient navigator please call 1-866-524-1234.

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