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Cervical Cancer Screening : A Guide to Your Pap Test Results

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1680
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A Pap test checks for cell changes on the cervix and is an important screening test for cervical cancer. This pamphlet explains the different results and next steps.
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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 (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Papanicolaou Test
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Diagnosis
Pap test
Specialty
Diagnosis
Gynecology
Abstract
A Pap test checks for cell changes on the cervix and is an important screening test for cervical cancer. This pamphlet explains the different results and next steps.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1680
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Cervical Screening Practice Guidelines

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37421
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1677
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Guidelines for cervical screening are explained, including who should be screened and how frequently. Those who should be screened more frequently are outlined.
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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 (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Diagnosis
Specialty
Diagnosis
Gynecology
Abstract
Guidelines for cervical screening are explained, including who should be screened and how frequently. Those who should be screened more frequently are outlined.
Notes
Health professional guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1677
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Chimeric antigen receptor t-cell therapy

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Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4035
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This booklet is a guide to help you better understand chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T-cell therapy). Topics include what CAR T-cell therapy is, enrollment in the program, T-cell collection, monitoring/bridging therapy, chemotherapy (lymphodepletion), CAR T-cell infusion, monitoring post-cell infusion, key inpatient discharge information, information about long term follow-up care and care at home, ongoing side effects, and information for the CAR T-cell care partner. Information…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Alternate Title
CAR t-cell therapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (44 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Immunotherapy, Adoptive
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
T-cell receptor genes
Immunotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This booklet is a guide to help you better understand chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T-cell therapy). Topics include what CAR T-cell therapy is, enrollment in the program, T-cell collection, monitoring/bridging therapy, chemotherapy (lymphodepletion), CAR T-cell infusion, monitoring post-cell infusion, key inpatient discharge information, information about long term follow-up care and care at home, ongoing side effects, and information for the CAR T-cell care partner. Information about Cell Therapy Transplant Program policies, the Medical Day Unit and Hematology Clinic, shingles, recommended vaccinations, and emotional support resources is included. A map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Victoria General site is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
4035
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Chronic liver disease and your risk for liver cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hepatology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1094
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If you have chronic liver disease, you may be at higher risk for liver cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer. This pamphlet discusses the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HCC.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hepatology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Diseases
Liver Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases
Liver--Cancer
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Cancer
Abstract
If you have chronic liver disease, you may be at higher risk for liver cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer. This pamphlet discusses the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HCC.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hepatology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1094
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Combination Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0004
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Combination therapy is when more than one cancer treatment is used. This pamphlet lists the different types of treatments and introduces why each one may be used with direction to more information. It lists suggested questions to ask your health care team.
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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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Combined Modality Therapy
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
Combined modality therapy
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Therapeutics
Abstract
Combination therapy is when more than one cancer treatment is used. This pamphlet lists the different types of treatments and introduces why each one may be used with direction to more information. It lists suggested questions to ask your health care team.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0004
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Coping with cancer-related sadness and depression

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4027
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Having cancer can be very stressful. It can affect your emotional and physical health, relationships with family and friends, and your finances. Most people with cancer feel some sadness. Often feelings of sadness come and go, and do not lead to difficulty functioning and completing daily tasks. Some people when dealing with cancer feel depressed, which is a severe sadness that can last. This pamphlet explains the signs of depression, and how to cope with sadness and depression. A list of resou…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - psychology
Sadness
Depression
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Psychological aspects
Depression, Mental
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Having cancer can be very stressful. It can affect your emotional and physical health, relationships with family and friends, and your finances. Most people with cancer feel some sadness. Often feelings of sadness come and go, and do not lead to difficulty functioning and completing daily tasks. Some people when dealing with cancer feel depressed, which is a severe sadness that can last. This pamphlet explains the signs of depression, and how to cope with sadness and depression. A list of resources for further information and support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4027
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Coping with cancer-related worry and anxiety

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37594
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4023
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Anxiety can be described as nervousness, worry, uneasiness, or fear. Most people dealing with cancer feel some anxiety and worry during their cancer experience. This pamphlet explains what anxiety is, what the signs of anxiety are, and what you can do to cope with anxiety. A list of resources is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Coping with cancer related worry and anxiety
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Anxiety - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Anxiety
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Anxiety can be described as nervousness, worry, uneasiness, or fear. Most people dealing with cancer feel some anxiety and worry during their cancer experience. This pamphlet explains what anxiety is, what the signs of anxiety are, and what you can do to cope with anxiety. A list of resources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4023
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Could Colorectal Cancer in My Family Be Hereditary?

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37356
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0028
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Some colorectal cancer is hereditary (passed down through a family). This pamphlet lists the signs of hereditary colorectal cancer, how to be tested, and the conditions for testing if colorectal cancer is hereditary.
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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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colorectal Neoplasms - diagnosis
Colorectal Neoplasms - genetics
Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary
Subjects (LCSH)
Colon (Anatomy)--Cancer--Diagnosis
Colon (Anatomy)--Cancer--Genetic aspects
Specialty
Diagnosis
Genetics
Abstract
Some colorectal cancer is hereditary (passed down through a family). This pamphlet lists the signs of hereditary colorectal cancer, how to be tested, and the conditions for testing if colorectal cancer is hereditary.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0028
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COVID-19 vaccination and cancer FAQ

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4000
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As a person living with cancer, or a blood or bone marrow condition, you may have questions about COVID-19 vaccination. This pamphlet explains if the vaccine is safe for people with cancer, how well the vaccine works in people with cancer, when you should get the vaccine, and which vaccine you should get. Possible side effects are listed. Information on who to talk to if you still have questions about the vaccine, and what will happen after you get the vaccine is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Coronavirus vaccination and cancer FAQ
COVID-19 vaccination and cancer frequently asked questions
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
COVID-19 Vaccines
Neoplasms - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)--Vaccination
Cancer--Complications
Abstract
As a person living with cancer, or a blood or bone marrow condition, you may have questions about COVID-19 vaccination. This pamphlet explains if the vaccine is safe for people with cancer, how well the vaccine works in people with cancer, when you should get the vaccine, and which vaccine you should get. Possible side effects are listed. Information on who to talk to if you still have questions about the vaccine, and what will happen after you get the vaccine is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4000
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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer : third doses

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4009
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As a person living with cancer, you may have questions about whether you will need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All vaccinations should only be considered after careful assessment of the risks and benefits. This pamphlet explains whether you will need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine if you have had 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your cancer care team if you have questions about the vaccine, boosters, and your unique situation.
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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 ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
COVID-19 Vaccines
Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Vaccines
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
As a person living with cancer, you may have questions about whether you will need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All vaccinations should only be considered after careful assessment of the risks and benefits. This pamphlet explains whether you will need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine if you have had 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your cancer care team if you have questions about the vaccine, boosters, and your unique situation.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4009
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Cytotoxic precautions at home

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Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4037
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You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Cytotoxins--toxicity
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Patient safety
Specialty
Cancer Care
Medications
Abstract
You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do if your body wastes spill and what to do with the garbage. Information about dishes, laundry, sex, having a baby, breastfeeding, and how to bring samples to the hospital is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
4037
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Deep Breath Hold Technique

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37417
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1671
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This pamphlet explains the Deep Breath Hold technique, why it is used, and how it effects your CT scan 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
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the Deep Breath Hold technique, why it is used, and how it effects your CT scan and treatment.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1671
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Disconnecting an elastomeric infusion pump from your Port-A-Cath

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37601
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4031
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This pamphlet gives instructions to help you and your family members or caregivers disconnect your pump at home. You can also review these instructions in video format by visiting: www.nshealth.ca/epump. The pamphlet explains how to prevent an infection, when and how to disconnect your elastomeric infusion pump, and how to flush your port with heparin.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Disconnecting an elastomeric infusion pump from your implanted port
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Catheters, Indwelling
Infusion Pump
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet gives instructions to help you and your family members or caregivers disconnect your pump at home. You can also review these instructions in video format by visiting: www.nshealth.ca/epump. The pamphlet explains how to prevent an infection, when and how to disconnect your elastomeric infusion pump, and how to flush your port with heparin.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4031
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Erythropoieis-stimulating agents (ESAs) for chronic kidney disease (CKD) : with active cancer or a history of cancer or stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2217
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal insufficiency, chronic - complications
Anemia - drug therapy
Hematinics - therapeutic use
Neoplasms
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Hematopoietic growth factors
Renal anemia--Chemotherapy
Cancer
Cerebrovascular disease
Abstract
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully consider the risks and benefits of ESAs. The risks and benefits of ESAs are listed. Your health care team will talk with you about the risks and benefits of ESAs and other factors to consider when making the decision to take ESAs.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2217
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Esophageal surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1633
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This guide will help you get ready to be admitted to the Victoria General Hospital, QEII Health Sciences Centre for esophageal surgery. This guide gives information on how to get ready for surgery, your hospital stay, and care at home after surgery. This guide includes a Clinical Pathway. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care. It will tell you what will happen each day before and after your surgery. Make sure to read this guide and bring it to the hospital with you on the da…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (43 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Esophagus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Surgery
Specialty
Respiratory System
Abstract
This guide will help you get ready to be admitted to the Victoria General Hospital, QEII Health Sciences Centre for esophageal surgery. This guide gives information on how to get ready for surgery, your hospital stay, and care at home after surgery. This guide includes a Clinical Pathway. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care. It will tell you what will happen each day before and after your surgery. Make sure to read this guide and bring it to the hospital with you on the day of your surgery. This guide gives information about esophageal cancer, treatments, your health care team, getting ready for surgery, what will happen the day before and the day of surgery, what will happen after surgery, recovery, exercises, and getting ready to go home. A list of resources and a glossary is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1633
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Esophagitis during radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and h…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team
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)
Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and high-protein, high-calorie drink recipes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Even After a Cancer Diagnosis : It's Never Too Late To Be Active

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0073
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A guide to physical activity and how it can affect cancer treatment. Answers questions about the benefits of being active, goal setting, and what supports are available to you.
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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 : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Exercise
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Physical Fitness
Self Care
Abstract
A guide to physical activity and how it can affect cancer treatment. Answers questions about the benefits of being active, goal setting, and what supports are available to you.
Pamphlet Number
0073
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External Beam Radiotherapy for Patients Receiving Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1569
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External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) uses radiation from high energy X-ray machines to kill cancer cells. This pamphlets describes why it has been recommended, what will happen during your treatment, possible side effects, and what to expect after the treatments.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Radiotherapy, High-Energy
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Radiotherapy, High energy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Men's Health
Abstract
External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) uses radiation from high energy X-ray machines to kill cancer cells. This pamphlets describes why it has been recommended, what will happen during your treatment, possible side effects, and what to expect after the treatments.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1569
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Extravasation care for cancer patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4059
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During your systemic therapy treatment, a rare complication may have occurred called extravasation. This is when a drug leaks out of the vein and under the skin. This pamphlet outlines what to do if this happens, including skin care, treatment, and other things to know.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials
Home Nursing
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Home nursing
Patient safety
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Pharmacy
Abstract
During your systemic therapy treatment, a rare complication may have occurred called extravasation. This is when a drug leaks out of the vein and under the skin. This pamphlet outlines what to do if this happens, including skin care, treatment, and other things to know.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Therapy Team
Pamphlet Number
4059
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4024
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Getting sick can be stressful in many ways. For some people, being sick has a big impact on their finances. Knowing your options and understanding how they work can help. This pamphlet explains what Short Term Illness (STI) and Long Term Disability (LTD) are, whether you can get help from Employment Insurance (EI), what the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit is, and what Income Assistance (IA) is. If you feel you have tried all options and are still having trouble meeting your financi…
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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)
Financial Support
Government Programs
Health Care Costs
Subjects (LCSH)
Government aid--Nova Scotia
Medical care, Cost of
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Getting sick can be stressful in many ways. For some people, being sick has a big impact on their finances. Knowing your options and understanding how they work can help. This pamphlet explains what Short Term Illness (STI) and Long Term Disability (LTD) are, whether you can get help from Employment Insurance (EI), what the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit is, and what Income Assistance (IA) is. If you feel you have tried all options and are still having trouble meeting your financial needs, contact information for support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
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