Patient Information

Navigating the Cancer Journey

The NWT cancer pathway, also called the continuum of care, is very complex and can be difficult to navigate. Screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and palliation take cancer patients through a complicated circuit of services provided at primary health care centers in their home communities, Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, and the Cross Cancer Institute run by Alberta Health Services (AHS) in Edmonton.

Need help navigating the cancer journey?

Please feel free to print and download the Navigating Your Cancer Journey: A Resource for Cancer Patients in the Northwest Territories.

Navigating Your Cancer Journey is a resource for cancer patients in the Northwest Territories that has been designed to provide information to help guide NWT patients and their families through the cancer journey.

Preparing for your appointments

For information on what to ask your doctor, see:

Need Financial Help?

For information related to financial help, see

Cancer Navigation Program

The Cancer Care Coordinator can help you move through the NWT cancer care system.

Services for Patients in Alberta