Cancer Care Program

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


Preparing for Death and Dying: A Guide for People with Life-Limiting Illness, Their Families and Their Friends

Palliative care focuses on relief of suffering and improving the quality of life and dying for patients with advanced illness. The primary goal of Palliative Care is to provide symptom management and comfort to patients throughout the illness experience.

Palliative care teams consist of physicians and nurses, as well as other health care providers. Palliative Care programs are in place in each area across the province to support patients and loved ones.

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