ONCOLOGY / MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

Associated clinical pathways

Please note: eReferral Advice not available for this specialty

How to request Medical Oncology tele-advice

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

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Tele-advice can also be requested by calling 403.910.2551 or toll-free at 1.844.962.5465. Please have the patient's Personal Health Number at hand for all tele-advice enquiries.


What can I enquire about?

  • If your patient’s Medical Oncologist (MO) is not available, the MO on call can assist with issues such as:
  • • Management of cancer related symptoms - new or worsening: pain, nausea, headaches, neurological symptoms, cough, dyspnea, fever, bleeding, constipation, diarrhea, paralysis or swelling of extremity and a new palpable lump/mass
  • • Management of side effects from cancer related therapies (therapies may include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, biologics–antibody therapies, targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and hormonal therapies)

More details

For any patients undergoing systemic treatment at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre under the care of a Medical Oncologist, please ask to speak with the patient’s Medical Oncologist, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please refer to Surgical Oncology advice for surgical questions for cancer patients.

For a patient with a new (or suspected) cancer diagnosis who has not been seen at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre:
- Refer to Alberta Referral Pathway https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page10939.aspx for referral to appropriate division.
- Visit the Cancer Guidelines at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/cancerguidelines.aspx for more information.

To request this service by phone, call 403-910-2551 and press 7, 1

Physician Resources

Additional resources for consideration include:

Contact us

If you have a question, comment or technical issue, please call 403.910.2551 Ext 0, or email specialistlink@calgaryareapcns.ca.