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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 https://nsbreastscreening.ca/

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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 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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Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

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

Contact:
Susan Lawrence: 902-667-5400 ext. 6424
susan.lawrence@nshealth.ca

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...

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Program

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Cervical Cancer Prevention

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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...

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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 Information may be out of date.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.

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Colon Cancer Prevention Program

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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

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Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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 
Email: omfsbooking@cdha.nshealth.ca

Contact:

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...

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

The Healing Garden at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre was built in 1999 and is located adjacent to the chemotherapy treatment room of the Cancer Centre. It is used as a public space for patients, visitors, and staff and is used by a therapeutic horticulture pilot program for activities. Therapeutic goals of the program include increasing hope, bringing a sense of control, restoring cognitive attention, and increasing a sense of empowerment. 

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

The Meloney Family Comfort Room is a place where cancer patients and their families can go for information, discussion or a quiet respite. Patients can come to the comfort room and use our complementary services such as Reiki, the Wig Bank and Look Good Feel Better. An appointment is required for these services.

The comfort room is located on the level three of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. To get to the comfort room, take elevator 7 which is located just outside of the cancer centre and it is on the right when you get off the elevator. 

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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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...

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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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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...

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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...

Well Woman Clinics

Offered at 27 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.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Open to patients with no provider from across NS.

Cancer Screening & Early Detection, PAP Testing, IUD Placement and STI Screening offered

Appointments available regularly with female nurse / doctor

Call 1-877-794-5427

Accessing Primary Care

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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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