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Cancer Patient Navigator
St. Martha's Regional Hospital, 4th Floor
Cancer and Supportive Care Unit
25 Bay Street
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2G5
Phone: 902 867-4707 toll free 1-866-524-1234
Fax: 902 863-1382
Email: cporter@gasha.nshealth.ca
Service: Helps individuals and their families to access various cancer care supports, answers questions or concerns and makes referrals to health professionals. No fee.

Cancer Patient Navigators

  • Joanne Cumminger
    District 6 - Pictou County Health
    Covers Pictou County
    Phone: 902 752-7600 ext. 4922
  • Heather Brander
    District 7 - Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority
    Covers Guysborough, Antigonish, Richmond and Inverness Counties
    Phone: 902 867-4707

Cancer Resource Room
St. Martha's Regional Hospital Room 4324
25 Bay Street
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2V7
Phone: 902 863-2830 ext. 4715
Fax: 902 863-1382
Services: Provides wigs, hats, scarves, turbans, books, pamphlets, videos as well as support and counseling for individuals with cancer and their families. No fee.
Hours: 8:00 - 4:00 Monday to Friday

Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program
Halifax Shopping Centre, Unit 603 L
7001 Mumford Road
Halifax, NS, B3L 2H8
Phone: 902 473-3960
Fax: 902 473-3959
Toll free: 1-800-565-0548
Service: A mobile clinic that assists in the early detection of breast cancer through the use of mammography.
Website: //breastscreening.nshealth.ca/

Cancer Care Program
1276 South Park Street
5th floor, Bethune Building
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 2Y9
Phone: 902-473-4645
Toll free: 1-866-599-2267
Fax: 902-473-4982
Email: info@ccns.nshealth.ca
Website: //www.nshealth.ca/cancer-care

Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division
5826 South Street, Suite 1
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 1S6
Tel: 902 423-6183 or toll-free: 1 800 639-0222
Fax: 902 429-6563
E-mail: ccs.ns@ns.cancer.ca
Website: https://www.cancer.ca/en/?region=ns

Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority (GASHA) Breast Health Powerpoint Presentation.

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network
Website: //www.survivornet.ca

Mi’kmaq Cancer Care Strategy
Website: //www.unsm.org/dept/mikmaq-cancer-care-strategy

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Website: //www.mayoclinic.com/health/cancer/CA99999

Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Center
Website: //www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/BR99999

Mayo Clinic Prostate Cancer Center
Website: //www.mayoclinic.com/health/prostate-cancer/PT99999