Referrals: Cape Breton Cancer Centre

Welcome! The Cape Breton Cancer Centre is testing a new patient referral process to make it easier for family doctors, other primary care providers and referring providers to:
  • Refer patients
  • Ensure patients understand the referral process
  • Ensure referrals are processed in a timely manner
  • Avoid the chance of a referral being missed
The new process includes:
Referral Process
  1. Complete the Referral form for the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
  2. Please include all diagnostic reports that support/confirm the diagnosis.
  3. If confirmation of diagnosis is not complete, please identify tests/work up that have been ordered, as well as the date they were ordered to enable the Cancer Centre to follow up.
  4. Attach a referral letter with supporting patient history, co-morbidities, or other relevant information.
  5. Advise your patient that the Cancer Centre will contact them with their appointment.
  6. Provide your patient with a copy of the patient referral information number and guidelines.
  7. Fax your referral and supporting documentation to 902-567-3284.
  8. You will receive a confirmation letter stating receipt of referral, if you have not received confirmation within one business day; please contact the Centre at 902-567-7771.
  9. If you have any questions pertaining to this process, next steps or if this is an urgent referral please call 902-567-8000 and ask to be connected with the medical or radiation oncologist on call.
* Please visit this website each time you are making a referral to ensure you have the most current referral form and information.