Cancer Care

The HNHB Regional Cancer Program oversees the delivery and quality of cancer services across the HNHB LHIN. It is one of 13 Regional Cancer Programs (serving all 14 LHINs) created by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) in 2005 to ensure cancer care is delivered according to province-wide quality standards.

The Regional Cancer Program has a clear vision to provide equal access to a coordinated system of high quality cancer services across the continuum of care across the region, from prevention and early detection, through to palliative care. The goal is to improve quality and efficiency and to improve the experience of the patient and their family.

The integration of clinical cancer services is being led by the LHIN’s regional cancer centre located at the Juravinski Cancer Centre (Hamilton Health Sciences). In 2013, the Walker Family Cancer Centre (Niagara Health System) opened in St. Catharines, which is now the second largest cancer facility in the LHIN. The regional cancer centre works with all hospitals in the LHIN, public health, the HNHB Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) and primary care and specialist physicians.

Learn more about the HNHB Regional Cancer Program

Cancer Screening

Screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer saves lives. People who do not have any cancer symptoms (or who are asymptomatic) are screened. The purpose of cancer screening is to detect pre-cancerous changes or cancer at an early stage.

Visit Cancer Care Ontario to learn more about screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer