Cancer Care Program

Comprehensive information about cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and care for Nova Scotians.

Lung Cancer Resources for Patients and Their Families

The Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program provides information for patients who have been diagnosed with lung cancer and their families.

  • You can access most of the resources listed below by clicking on the link provided.
  • Paper copies of these resources are available from your doctor, nurse or cancer patient navigator.

We are interested in your feedback about these resources. Send your feedback to to help us improve resources for future patients.


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Additional Resources and Useful Websites

Quitting Tobacco

Did you know?

It is never too late to quit using tobacco.

Quitting tobacco use after a cancer diagnosis:

  • reduces the risk of infection from surgery
  • reduces the side-effects from chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • improves treatment outcomes

Help is available.

If you want to quit:

  • Talk to your health care provider.
  • 811 to be connected to a tobacco cessation counselor. They can offer help over the phone and also refer you to a quit program in your area. There is no cost and no referral is needed.
  • Visit:

Peer Support

The Canadian Cancer Society offers a free, confidential, telephone-based Peer Support program.

This program connects people living with lung cancer with a lung cancer survivor who is a trained volunteer. The volunteer listens, offers encouragement and shares ideas for coping – all from their unique perspective as someone who’s been there.

Family members can also be connected with volunteers who have cared for a person with lung cancer.

To register:

For more information: