Regional Cancer Care Northwest: Care Close to Home
Living with cancer is never easy. A cancer diagnosis often affects patients and their loved ones in many different ways. At Regional Cancer Care Northwest, we treat more than the disease; we care for you and your family.
Regional Cancer Care Northwest serves all of Northwestern Ontario from east of White River to the Manitoba border. Our emphasis is on high-quality patient care close to home. We provide radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, and other cancer treatment services in Thunder Bay including access to cancer clinical trials. We also provide prevention and screening services, diagnostic services, supportive care services including social work and counselling, survivorship services, palliative care, registered dietitian services, and other services to help lessen the burden during your cancer journey.
We support patients and families living across Northwestern Ontario. Regional patients can receive chemotherapy treatment near their home community at one of the 13 satellite chemotherapy sites located in partnering hospitals throughout Northwestern Ontario.
For patients travelling to the Regional Cancer Centre at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for radiation therapy treatment and other cancer services, our Tbaytel Tamarack House is conveniently located on hospital grounds. Tbaytel Tamarack House provides patients and families from outside Thunder Bay with accommodation and a “home away from home”.
Regional Cancer Care Northwest continues to develop programs and services to ensure cancer patients can get the care they need here in Northwestern Ontario. Our advanced Telemedicine program, now part of the Ontario Telemedicine Network, connects patients with specialists from across the province ensuring excellent care while helping patients avoid costly travel. We are home to a world-class research program where clinicians and scientists at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute look for new treatment methods including cancer care that will benefit patients here and around the world.
We Are Here to Help You
This website is designed to help you find some of the answers you may be looking for about your care at Regional Cancer Care Northwest. However, every person’s cancer journey is different. Your doctors and specialists will be able to provide you with the best sources of information that relate specifically to your health. In addition to reviewing this website, we encourage you to discuss concerns about your health with your health care team.
For more information:
Cancer Centre Information
- Phone numbers:
- Main Reception (807) 684-7200
- Toll-Free 1-877-696-7223
- Supportive & Palliative Care (807) 684-7310
- Chemotherapy Unit (807) 684-7292
- Radiation Therapy (807) 684-7337
- Clinical Trials (807) 684-7233
- Drug Reimbursement Specialist (807) 684-7269
- Tamarack House (807) 684-7799 or Toll-Free 1-877-696-7223
- After-Hours Service
On evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, please call the Nurses' Registry at (807) 623-7451 and ask for the Cancer Centre on-call physician. If the problem is a medical emergency or if you don't know what to do, please go to your local Emergency Department and tell them that you are a patient at the Cancer Centre.