Cancer Patient Navigation

The cancer journey is complex, and cancer patients and their families can often feel overwhelmed with information, emotions, decisions and treatment options. Cancer Care Nova Scotia, in collaboration with several health districts, has been successful in providing better support to patients and their loved ones through the Cancer Patient Navigation Program.

Patient navigators (oncology certified nurses) are the backbone of this unique program. They provide a formal link between family physicians and cancer specialists, and they work closely with cancer patients and families to 

There are now patient navigators available in eight health districts:

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