Cancer Care Navigator

Located in Thomson Centre
Phone: 
867-393-8853

Available for calls or appointments on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cancer Care Navigator is a hospital staff member, who provides a free service for cancer patients and their families by working closely with your health care team to provide continual support. This means you will always have someone to turn to with questions about your treatment and care.

The Navigator can help you and your family:
  • find answers to your questions or concerns
  • find out what’s happening with the process such as receiving updates, knowing the next steps, navigating the system and understanding where you need to go
  • locate resources, such as reading materials, videos/CDs, DVDs, internet sites and cancer information lines
  • prepare for appointments and cancer treatments
  • understand the diagnostic tests and treatments
  • understand the roles of the health care professionals involved in your care
  • connect you with the right expert or support
  • access support services, including financial support, counselling and home care
  • understand medical travel benefits/coverage
How to access the service

Patients can contact the navigator directly at 867-393-8853. Many people are referred by a physician, nurse, social worker and others, but no referral is necessary. You can also use the service based on your needs. This means you can schedule an appointment or call, as needed.

The Cancer Care Navigator is available for calls or appointments on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other resources

Canadian Cancer Society

BC Cancer Agency: information about Vancouver centre

BC Cancer Agency: information on types of cancer

Yukon Medical Travel

Jean C. Barber Lodge (Vancouver)

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center

Hospital information & resources

Information about Cancer Care Navigator (PDF)

Parking & Directions

Allergies & Sensitivities (including information about our scent-free and smoke-free facilities)

Dietitian Services

Medical Imaging

Lab Services

Medical & Surgical Unit

Last Updated:Fri, 05/12/2017 - 21:58