Patients & Families

A diagnosis of cancer can be very stressful and overwhelming. Most people find that learning about cancer and its treatment, as well as understanding the role of the different health-care providers in cancer care, can help ease anxiety and distress.
We invite you to watch the following video, Beginning Your Cancer Journey: An Introduction to Cancer Services in Newfoundland and Labrador:


Cancer care journey

The video above can help new cancer patients understand and navigate services offered by the provincial Cancer Care Program. While it was designed for the province’s Indigenous population, it will be of particular help to all new cancer patients who must often travel considerable distances and overcome language and cultural barriers during their cancer journey.

This video simulates the journey of a couple navigating cancer from diagnosis to treatment, and also features interviews with Indigenous patients as well as a cancer patient navigator with the Cancer Care Program – demonstrating the various aspects of the cancer journey in a realistic way.


What you need to know

A diagnosis of cancer can be very stressful and overwhelming. This section contains important information about what patients and families need to know about cancer care. Learn more.

Patient- and Family-Centred Care

The Provincial Cancer Care Program is committed to engaging with Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans to establish priorities and to ensure that program decisions are informed from input by patients and families. Learn more.

Patients’ rights and responsibilities

The Cancer Care Program believes every client, patient, resident and families, along with employees, have the right to be treated with dignity, respect and courtesy. Learn more.



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