Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for you and your family and friends. A cancer diagnosis affects not only your physical health, but also your emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.
Learning more about cancer and its treatment, getting to know your healthcare team and receiving support for the emotional and practical issues related to cancer can help you cope with your diagnosis. Our website provides helpful information and connects you with resources available from other reputable sources. Click on the sections noted on the left to learn more.
Cancer Care Nova Scotia created the Patient Navigation program to help guide cancer patients and their families through the cancer system. There are community Cancer Patient Navigators in eight health districts. Your family doctor, cancer specialist, or any health professional can refer you to a Cancer Patient Navigator, or you can contact a Navigator directly by calling toll-free at 1-866-524-1234. **Please note this service is only available to landline phones located in Nova Scotia.
Recognizing that much can be learned from those who have experienced cancer, Cancer Care Nova Scotia formed the Cancer Patient Family Network. The Cancer Patient Family Network enables cancer patients, survivors and family members to provide advice about how to improve the cancer system in Nova Scotia. If you are interested in learning more about the Network, email us or call 1-866-599-2267.