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Breast lumpectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2246
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This guide will help you and your family through your surgery experience. It will help you to learn about the care you will receive and how you can help yourself before and after surgery. Topics include: what is a lumpectomy, your health care team, medications, getting ready for surgery, the day of surgery, wire (needle) localization, after your surgery, taking care of your incision, and follow-up visits with your surgeon.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lymph Node Excision
Subjects (LCSH)
Lymph nodes--Cancer
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
This guide will help you and your family through your surgery experience. It will help you to learn about the care you will receive and how you can help yourself before and after surgery. Topics include: what is a lumpectomy, your health care team, medications, getting ready for surgery, the day of surgery, wire (needle) localization, after your surgery, taking care of your incision, and follow-up visits with your surgeon.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery
Pamphlet Number
2246
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Breast reconstruction guidebook

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1592
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This pamphlet is a breast reconstruction guidebook. Your health care team will fill out the pamphlet with your appointments and breast cancer summary. They will also write summaries of the initial, secondary, and nipple/areola breast reconstructions. The pamphlet explains how to care for the drainage tube, how to empty the drain, and when the drains will be removed. Post-mastectomy and post-breast reconstruction draining schedule charts are included. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms - surgery
Mastectomy, Segmental
Mammaplasty
Breast Implants
Subjects (LCSH)
Mammaplasty
Breast--Cancer--Surgery
Breast implants
Lumpectomy
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
This pamphlet is a breast reconstruction guidebook. Your health care team will fill out the pamphlet with your appointments and breast cancer summary. They will also write summaries of the initial, secondary, and nipple/areola breast reconstructions. The pamphlet explains how to care for the drainage tube, how to empty the drain, and when the drains will be removed. Post-mastectomy and post-breast reconstruction draining schedule charts are included. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Plastic Surgery, HI site
Pamphlet Number
1592
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Male Breast Cancer

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1686
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About 1% of all breast cancer diagnoses in Canada happen in males. This pamphlet describes the signs of breast cancer in men, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms, Male
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer in men
Breast--Cancer
Specialty
Men's Health
Abstract
About 1% of all breast cancer diagnoses in Canada happen in males. This pamphlet describes the signs of breast cancer in men, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1686
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Breast reduction surgery for the patients of Dr. Morris : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0604
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During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction sur…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (21 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Surgery
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction surgery is done, how much tissue is removed, and whether you will have scars. The pamphlet also explains the risks of this surgery, how to get ready, things you will need, and what will happen on the day of your surgery, after surgery, and during your recovery. A list of symptoms that require medical care right away is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Dr. Morris, Plastic Surgery, Halifax Infirmary
Pamphlet Number
0604
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Care of your surgical drain(s) : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2252
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This pamphlet describes how to care for your drain(s) after breast surgery. The pamphlet explains what a surgical drain is, when the drains will be removed, how to care for the drainage tube at home, and how to empty the drain. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency. Draining schedule records are included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast - surgery
Breast Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Surgery
Breast--Cancer--Surgery
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how to care for your drain(s) after breast surgery. The pamphlet explains what a surgical drain is, when the drains will be removed, how to care for the drainage tube at home, and how to empty the drain. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency. Draining schedule records are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Oncology, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2252
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Image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2319
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains why you may need a core biopsy of the breast, how to get ready for this test, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains why you may need a core biopsy of the breast, how to get ready for this test, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2319
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After your image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2320
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Cont…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Aftercare
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2320
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Breast reduction surgery : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0457
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During breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty), a plastic surgeon removes breast tissue to reshape and decrease the size of the breasts. This pamphlet describes care after surgery. Expectations regarding discomfort, activity, nutrition, sensation, swelling, and bruising are given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mammaplasty
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Reduction mammaplasty
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
During breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty), a plastic surgeon removes breast tissue to reshape and decrease the size of the breasts. This pamphlet describes care after surgery. Expectations regarding discomfort, activity, nutrition, sensation, swelling, and bruising are given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0457
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Information for patients receiving radiation therapy : breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4008
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This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Breast Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Patients--Care
Breast--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care team is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4008
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How to hand express breast/chest milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2004
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This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast/chest milk (take milk from your breasts/chest). It is also called "manual expressing". Hand expression takes practice. It is important to learn how to hand express breast/chest milk in the first hours after your baby is born. Hand expressing helps you make milk and helps your milk come in (also called milk let-down) when you first start to breast/chest feed your baby. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to s…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
How to manually express breast/chest milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
How to express breast/chest milk by hand : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Milk Expression - methods
Breast Feeding - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast milk--Collection and preservation
Breastfeeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast/chest milk (take milk from your breasts/chest). It is also called "manual expressing". Hand expression takes practice. It is important to learn how to hand express breast/chest milk in the first hours after your baby is born. Hand expressing helps you make milk and helps your milk come in (also called milk let-down) when you first start to breast/chest feed your baby. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to store your breast/chest milk are also given.
Notes
Previous title: How to hand express breast milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2004
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Breast pumping to develop and keep up your milk supply : Aberdeen Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2134
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This pamphlet explains how to develop your milk supply, how often to pump, how to keep up your supply, storage, and cleaning the pump. A sample breast pumping log is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Milk Expression - methods
Breast Feeding - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast milk--Collection and preservation
Breastfeeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to develop your milk supply, how often to pump, how to keep up your supply, storage, and cleaning the pump. A sample breast pumping log is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal and Child Health Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2134
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Hand expressing breast milk before your baby is born

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1928
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This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast milk. Hand expression is a learned skill. It will get easier with practice. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to bring your breast milk to the hospital are given. If you notice any cramping in your uterus when hand expressing, it is very important to stop and talk with your doctor before starting again. This is rare. It is safe to keep breastfeeding your older child.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colostrum
Breast Milk Expression - methods
Breast Feeding - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Colostrum
Breast milk--Collection and preservation
Breastfeeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast milk. Hand expression is a learned skill. It will get easier with practice. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to bring your breast milk to the hospital are given. If you notice any cramping in your uterus when hand expressing, it is very important to stop and talk with your doctor before starting again. This is rare. It is safe to keep breastfeeding your older child.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
1928
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Care after your breast surgery : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2253
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This pamphlet answers questions you may have after breast surgery. The pamphlet explains what to eat and drink, activity guidelines, how to care for your incision, and how to manage pain. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms - surgery
Mastectomy
Mastectomy, Segmental
Lymph Node Excision
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Surgery
Mastectomy
Lumpectomy
Lymph nodes--Cancer
Lymph nodes--Biopsy
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
This pamphlet answers questions you may have after breast surgery. The pamphlet explains what to eat and drink, activity guidelines, how to care for your incision, and how to manage pain. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Oncology, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2253
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What is a nipple shield?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1837
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This pamphlet explains how to breastfeed using a nipple shield. Reasons you may need a nipple shield are listed and how to take care of a nipple shield is explained. Contact information is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2186, "Qu’est-ce qu’un protège-mamelon (ou téterelle)," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Feeding
Subjects (LCSH)
Breastfeeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to breastfeed using a nipple shield. Reasons you may need a nipple shield are listed and how to take care of a nipple shield is explained. Contact information is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2186, "Qu’est-ce qu’un protège-mamelon (ou téterelle)," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Breastfeeding using a nipple shield
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal and Child Health Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1837
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Qu’est-ce qu’un protège-mamelon (ou téterelle)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2186
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Ce dépliant explique comment allaiter en utilisant un protège-mamelon (aussi appelé téterelle). Il énumère les raisons pour lesquelles vous pouvez avoir besoin d'un protège-mamelon et explique comment prendre soin d'un protège-mamelon. Des coordonnées sont également fournies. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "What is a nipple shield?" pamphlet 1847. This pamphlet explains how to breastfeed using a nipple shield. Reasons you may need a nipple shield are listed and how to take care of …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services
Alternate Title
What is a nipple shield?
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Feeding
Subjects (LCSH)
Breastfeeding
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique comment allaiter en utilisant un protège-mamelon (aussi appelé téterelle). Il énumère les raisons pour lesquelles vous pouvez avoir besoin d'un protège-mamelon et explique comment prendre soin d'un protège-mamelon. Des coordonnées sont également fournies.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "What is a nipple shield?" pamphlet 1847. This pamphlet explains how to breastfeed using a nipple shield. Reasons you may need a nipple shield are listed and how to take care of a nipple shield is explained. Contact information is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal and Child Health Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2186
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What is the Oncotype DX test?

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4047
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Oncotype DX is a test panel used to help predict whether a patient with breast cancer could benefit from chemotherapy in addition to hormone therapy. The panel tests multiple specific tumor genes and generates a score which helps predict response to chemotherapy. The genes tested are those expressed by the tumor, not genes that you inherit from your parents our pass along to your children. This pamphlet gives information to help you decide if the Oncotype Dx test is right for you.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms - diagnosis
Genes, Neoplasm
Genetic Testing
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Diagnosis
Cancer genes
Human chromosome abnormalities--Diagnosis
Specialty
Cancer Care
Breast Disease
Abstract
Oncotype DX is a test panel used to help predict whether a patient with breast cancer could benefit from chemotherapy in addition to hormone therapy. The panel tests multiple specific tumor genes and generates a score which helps predict response to chemotherapy. The genes tested are those expressed by the tumor, not genes that you inherit from your parents our pass along to your children. This pamphlet gives information to help you decide if the Oncotype Dx test is right for you.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4047
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What Happens Now? : Living Beyond Cancer : Follow up Care for Breast Cancer Patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0060
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Guide for breast cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Breast Neoplasms - rehabilitation
Cancer Survivors
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Patients--Home care
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Aftercare
Self Care
Abstract
Guide for breast cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
Responsibility
developed by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0060
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Lymph node dissection at the QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1205
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This guide will help you and your family through your surgery experience. It will help you to learn about the care you will receive and how you can help yourself before and after surgery. Topics include: lymph nodes (what are they? what happens after they are removed?), getting ready for surgery, the day of surgery, after your surgery, exercises after surgery, getting out of bed for the first time, taking care of your incision and drainage tubes, exercises at home, and followup visits with your…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Surgery Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (21 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lymph Node Excision
Subjects (LCSH)
Lymph nodes--Cancer
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
This guide will help you and your family through your surgery experience. It will help you to learn about the care you will receive and how you can help yourself before and after surgery. Topics include: lymph nodes (what are they? what happens after they are removed?), getting ready for surgery, the day of surgery, after your surgery, exercises after surgery, getting out of bed for the first time, taking care of your incision and drainage tubes, exercises at home, and followup visits with your surgeon.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Surgery Clinic staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1205
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About the Baby-Friendly Initiative and Infant Feeding Policy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2365
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The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) is an international program created to support parents, babies, and families by supporting families to make an informed decision about how they feed their baby, promoting practices that give parents and babies a healthy start, and protecting families from marketing pressures. All hospitals and public health units in Nova Scotia Health are working towards becoming designated as Baby-Friendly. The IWK became designated in 2019. This pamphlet explains what staff …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children Health Services
Alternate Title
About the BFI and IFP
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infant
Nutrition
Breast Feeding
Subjects (LCSH)
Infants--Nutrition
Breastfeeding
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) is an international program created to support parents, babies, and families by supporting families to make an informed decision about how they feed their baby, promoting practices that give parents and babies a healthy start, and protecting families from marketing pressures. All hospitals and public health units in Nova Scotia Health are working towards becoming designated as Baby-Friendly. The IWK became designated in 2019. This pamphlet explains what staff at a Baby-Friendly facility will help you to do. It also gives information about Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health's Infant Feeding Policy. A link for more information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children Health Services, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2365
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Augmentation mammaplasty : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0649
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An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provid…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mammaplasty
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Augmentation mammaplasty
Postoperative care
Specialty
Breast disease
Surgery
Abstract
An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0649
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