Cancer can be expensive to treat and manage. In a literature review conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society in 2010, findings showed that most of the costs incurred by patients and their families were traced back to travelling expenses, out-of-pocket costs, and cancer drugs and prescription medicines. This section is meant to provide financial aid and resources specific to cancer patients and their families residing in the Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia pharmacare
The Nova Scotia Formulary details which drugs and devices are benefits under the Pharmacare Programs available in the province.
CancerCare Nova Scotia
CancerCare Nova Scotia has information regarding financial concerns for patients and their families; they suggest contacting a social worker at a nearby Cancer Centre so individuals can receive help in connecting to government services and community organizations.