Cancer care

Contact:

Nine clinics provide cancer treatments in community hospitals in Northern Health. You can contact a cancer care team member at one of the clinics listed below for information about cancer care and treatment.

BC Cancer Patient and Family Counselling provides support to patients and families and can be reached at 1-250-645-7300 or Toll Free: 1-800-775-7300.

The cancer care team

The Northern Health Cancer Care Team works in partnership with your Oncologist or other Specialist to provide high quality care. Your local Cancer Care Team includes:

  • General Practitioners in Oncology (GPO)
    • GPOs are family doctors who specialize in cancer care. *A referrals is needed to see a GPO.
  • Chemotherapy Certified Registered Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Nursing Unit Clerks
  • Patient and Family Counsellors
  • We partner with BC Cancer - Prince George and other cancer centres across BC.
  • Our cancer care team also collaborates with health care providers in your community.

Telehealth

Telehealth services allow patients to be “seen” from a distance through a private and secure video conference appointment. Cancer patients have the option to meet with their oncologist or other cancer care team member using this service. Telehealth services are available in most Northern Health communities.

Information for patients who have been referred to a BC Cancer centre

If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer and are looking for information, BC Cancer – Prince George (Centre for the North) has a guidebook for patients available on their website. If you’d like a copy mailed to you the BC Cancer - Prince George Library can be reached toll free (BC and Yukon patients) at 1-888-675-8001.

Guidebooks are also available for other cancer centres in British Columbia.

For more information about the administrative team that supports the Chronic Disease services, see the Regional Chronic Disease Program page.

More information

For more information about cancer screening, prevention, treatment and support please visit:

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