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. Please complete this short feedback survey to share your thoughts on our new referral process.
  10. 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.