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Cancer Patient Navigation

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 the different aspects of your cancer and the treatment you need. They can also connect you with resources in your community. 

Navigators also work with members of your health care team to coordinate your tests and visits for cancer treatment. 

After your treatment is finished, a navigator can also help you with your follow-up care. 

 A referral is needed, please complete the referral form and fax it to the appropriate number based on your home location. If you don’t have access to a fax, please contact a member of your cancer care team and ask for assistance from a Cancer Patient Navigator.

Contact Information

You can contact a Cancer Patient Navigator by calling toll free 1-866-524-1234 or one of the following local contact numbers.

Rachel Sarty
Lunenburg and Queen's Counties
Ph: 902-541-0044
Fax: 902-527-5821

Dianna Hutt
Annapolis and Kings Counties
Ph: 902-690-3700
Fax: 902-678-0376

Darolyn Walker
Yarmouth and Shelburne Counties
Ph: 902-749-1523
Fax: 902-749-5450

Darlene Holmes
Colchester and East Hants Counties
Ph: 902-893-5554 ext 42549
Fax: 902-896-5800

Susan Lawrence
Cumberland Regional Hospital
Ph: 902-667-6424
Fax: 902-667-5684

Alice Fortune
Pictou County
Ph: 902-752-7600 ext 4922
Fax: 902-752-7920

Heather Brander
Antigonish, Guysborough, Richmond Counties
Ph: 902-867-4500 ext. 4707
Fax: 902-867-4242

Patricia Burke
Sydney, Victoria and Inverness County
Ph: 902-567-6122
Fax: 902-567-7911

*Residents who live in Central Zone (Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants), who need support similar to that provided by Cancer Patient Navigators, may call the QEII Cancer Centre (Patient Line) at 902-473-6067 (option 1) and leave a message. Someone will call you back.

If you live in Central Zone and are experiencing cancer related emotional or practical concerns, please call 902-240-8129 to speak with a member of the Psychosocial Oncology Team.


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