Medical Oncology

Wait times

Triage category Standard wait time Average wait time*

Medical Oncology

Emergent 1 day No data**
Urgent 7 days No data**
Semi-Urgent 14 days No data**
Semi-Urgent 2 21 days No data**
Non-Urgent 1 28 days No data**
Non-Urgent 2 42 days No data**
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#N/A - shown if less than six encounters

* Data represent the patient’s wait from the date referral was received by Medical Oncologist to first consultation. Cancer Care Nova Scotia may report elsewhere on the wait time from a “trigger event” to first consultation. Therefore, data may differ slightly.

** Data collection is transitioning to a new system; current data not available at this time.

Triage criteria and referral process for physicians

Medical Oncology - NEW PROCESS

Effective September 18, 2023

The Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program has moved to a single referral process for:

  • Gynecology Oncology,
  • Hematology (Benign and Malignant),
  • Medical Oncology and 
  • Radiation Oncology

To make a referral, visit Cancer Care Referrals - Cancer Care Program - Staff and Physicians

Contact information and forms

Fax 902-473-6079
Mailing address Nova Scotia Cancer Centre (NSCC) Referral Office
5780 University Avenue
Dickson Building
2nd Floor Dickson - Main Level
Halifax, NS  B3H 1V7
Medical Oncologists View list of physicians
General website NSHA Cancer Care Program


Learn more about our division

View the Division of Medical Oncology