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Cancer services within Nova Scotia Health are a vital lifeline, offering comprehensive care from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. These services encompass state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies, cutting-edge treatment modalities like chemotherapy and radiation, and supportive therapies to address the holistic needs of patients. 

Multidisciplinary teams collaborate, ensuring personalized care plans that consider both medical and emotional well-being. Patient education, survivorship programs, and ongoing research initiatives further enhance the continuum of cancer services, fostering hope and resilience in the face of a challenging diagnosis.

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Clinics, Programs, and Services

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.

tue Dec 5 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
wed Dec 6 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
thu Dec 7 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
fri Dec 8 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
sat Dec 9 Closed
sun Dec 10 Closed
mon Dec 11 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Health-related services, such as pap screening and health education.

How: Call 902-522-2882 to book an appointment


Support Groups (Cancer)

There are many different cancer support groups. Some are for the patients. Others are for the family and/or friends of the patient. Others are open to anyone. Groups may be...


Patient and Family Comfort Rooms

Offered at 7 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...

tue Dec 5 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Dec 6 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Dec 7 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Dec 8 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Dec 9 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sun Dec 10 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
mon Dec 11 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Harmony is located outside the chemotherapy unit at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, provides an area of relaxation and reflection for patients and families. Patients and families may benefit from Therapeutic Touch, which is provided complimentary twice a week. Patients also have access to wigs, head wraps, breast prosthesis and bras. The Harmony Room is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community-based Cancer Clinics

Offered at 8 locations

At a Community Cancer Clinic, an oncologist (cancer specialist) or General Practitioner in Oncology (GPO) travels to a hospital closer to your home or arranges to meet with you via...


A referral from your family doctor or primary care provider is required to access this clinic.


Tel: 902-742-3541

Emotional and Practical Support

Offered at 2 locations

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...


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...


Colon Cancer Prevention Program

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 is...


Cervical Cancer Prevention Program


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 performed...


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...


Cancer Patient Navigation

Offered at 2 locations

Cancer Patient Navigators guide patients and families through the cancer care system. They can provide support and answer many of your questions. They can give you information that helps explain...


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.

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