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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

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...

fri Dec 1 Closed
sat Dec 2 Closed
sun Dec 3 Closed
mon Dec 4 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
tue Dec 5 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
wed Dec 6 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
thu Dec 7 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Journey Room is a place where cancer patients and their families can go for information, discussion or a quiet respite. The room is run by trained volunteers who will help patients and their families to unwind, enjoy some calming music or an inspirational book. It offers complementary services such as Reiki, massage and yoga. Hairdressing services, wig fittings and head wraps are also available at the Journey Room.

The Journey Room is located on the 3rd floor of South Shore Regional Hospital across from the Oncology Clinic. Follow the purple line from the elevator. Reiki is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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



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 


Tel: 902-473-2070 
Fax: 902-473-6855

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: 902-543-4603

Endocrinology Clinic

Offered at 2 locations

Endocrinology provides specialized care to patients with hormonal and metabolic disorders. Ambulatory Clinics within Endocrinology includes:

  • Diabetes Management
    • Insulin Pump Clinics & Education Classes
  • Lipid Clinic
  • Halifax Neuropituitary Program
    • Atlantic...

Patients requiring Endocrinology care are required to have a referral sent to 902-473-5912

The clinic is located on Level 7

General inquiries:
Tel: 902-473-3723

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...


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...


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