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The 'flu shot' : information for cancer patients, survivors and family members

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0031
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Patients currently on treatment for cancer should have the flu shot with an inactive (not live) vaccine. They should not have live vaccines, like the nasal spray flu vaccine. This pamphlet explains whether the flu shot will protect you from getting the flu, when flu season is, when you should have the flu shot, and what else you can do to protect yourself. It also gives a list of flu symptoms and explains what to do if you have symptoms. Websites for more information are listed.
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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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Influenza Vaccines
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Influenza vaccines
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Patients currently on treatment for cancer should have the flu shot with an inactive (not live) vaccine. They should not have live vaccines, like the nasal spray flu vaccine. This pamphlet explains whether the flu shot will protect you from getting the flu, when flu season is, when you should have the flu shot, and what else you can do to protect yourself. It also gives a list of flu symptoms and explains what to do if you have symptoms. Websites for more information are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0031
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Getting chemotherapy by an elastomeric infusion pump

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4032
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An elastomeric infusion pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications. It is made of very hard plastic and looks like a baby bottle. This pump lets you receive medications safely and comfortably in your own home. This pamphlet explains what types of drugs can be given by an infusion pump, how an infusion pump works, whether you will still have to come to the hospital, how to carry and take care of the pump, whether you can bathe or shower with the pump, and how …
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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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Chemotherapy
Infusion Pump
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Chemotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
An elastomeric infusion pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications. It is made of very hard plastic and looks like a baby bottle. This pump lets you receive medications safely and comfortably in your own home. This pamphlet explains what types of drugs can be given by an infusion pump, how an infusion pump works, whether you will still have to come to the hospital, how to carry and take care of the pump, whether you can bathe or shower with the pump, and how you will know when it is empty. Information on what to do if you think the pump is not running, if the gripper needle comes out, if the pump leaks, or if the tubing becomes disconnected is included. Signs of infection are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4032
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Getting to treatment

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4022
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Getting between home and cancer treatment can be hard. In Nova Scotia, there are a few resources that can help. This pamphlet explains where you can get help if you are going to have trouble getting to treatment, what to do if you need accessible transportation, and whether you can claim your expenses on your income taxes. A list of resources is provided. Contact information for more information or help for travel concerns is included.
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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)
Neoplasms - therapy
Transportation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
Transportation
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Getting between home and cancer treatment can be hard. In Nova Scotia, there are a few resources that can help. This pamphlet explains where you can get help if you are going to have trouble getting to treatment, what to do if you need accessible transportation, and whether you can claim your expenses on your income taxes. A list of resources is provided. Contact information for more information or help for travel concerns is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4022
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A guide for patients being investigated for lung cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Thoracic Cancer Site Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4044
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This pamphlet explains what to do if you are being investigated for lung cancer. If you have new symptoms or if the symptoms you have get worse while you are waiting to have tests or get your results, do not wait until your next appointment. This pamphlet explains when to call your family doctor/nurse practitioner or 811, and when to call 911 or go to the Emergency Department. Information about how to provide patient and family feedback is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Thoracic Cancer Site Team
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)
Lung Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Cancer--Diagnosis
Specialty
Cancer Care
Respiratory System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to do if you are being investigated for lung cancer. If you have new symptoms or if the symptoms you have get worse while you are waiting to have tests or get your results, do not wait until your next appointment. This pamphlet explains when to call your family doctor/nurse practitioner or 811, and when to call 911 or go to the Emergency Department. Information about how to provide patient and family feedback is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Cancer Site Team, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
4044
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0005
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Hair loss, known as alopecia (pronounced ‘al-o-peesha’), is a common side effect of cancer treatment. This pamphlet includes information on the amount of hair, why it is being lost, if it will grow back, coping mechanisms for hair loss, and 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 (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alopecia
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Baldness
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Specialty
Self Care
Therapeutics
Abstract
Hair loss, known as alopecia (pronounced ‘al-o-peesha’), is a common side effect of cancer treatment. This pamphlet includes information on the amount of hair, why it is being lost, if it will grow back, coping mechanisms for hair loss, and questions to ask your health care team.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0005
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Hand and foot syndrome (palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4062
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Hand and Foot Syndrome is a side-effect of some chemotherapy treatments that affects the skin on your hands and the bottom of your feet. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of this syndrome and how to manage them. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your cancer care team is given.
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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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Drugs--Side effects
Abstract
Hand and Foot Syndrome is a side-effect of some chemotherapy treatments that affects the skin on your hands and the bottom of your feet. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of this syndrome and how to manage them. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your cancer care team is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4062
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HDR Brachytherapy for Esophagus Cancer

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1414
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for esophagus cancer including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for esophagus cancer
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
Esophageal Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for esophagus cancer including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1414
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HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4069
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after HDR (high-dose-rate) brachytherapy treatment for gynecological cancer. Topics include how to care for yourself, possible side effects, and when you should go to the Emergency room.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological cancers
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (]2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after HDR (high-dose-rate) brachytherapy treatment for gynecological cancer. Topics include how to care for yourself, possible side effects, and when you should go to the Emergency room.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4069
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers : Standard Inpatient Procedure

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1436
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For inpatients (patients admitted to hospital).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
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)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For inpatients (patients admitted to hospital).
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1436
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers : Standard Outpatient Procedure

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1331
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: What will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
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)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Outpatients
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: What will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1331
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers : Vault Procedure

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1330
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy (vault procedure) given for gynecological cancers including what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy (vault procedure) given for gynecological cancers including what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1330
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Head and neck radiation treatment

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1700
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This pamphlet explains how to care for yourself during head and neck radiation treatment. Topics include the benefits of mouth care, how to practice good mouth care, side effects of treatment, supportive care, sexuality, and how to care for yourself after treatment is complete.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to care for yourself during head and neck radiation treatment. Topics include the benefits of mouth care, how to practice good mouth care, side effects of treatment, supportive care, sexuality, and how to care for yourself after treatment is complete.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Horizon Health, Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and Vitalite Health Network Cancer Care
Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1700
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Head and neck surgery with microvascular flap reconstruction

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1342
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This surgery is done to remove tumours or growths in your mouth and nearby areas. These tumours may be cancerous. This surgery may remove: part of your lower jaw bone and tongue, part of the floor (bottom), side, or top of your mouth, the lymph nodes and some of the nerves, blood vessels, and muscles on the side of your neck where the tumours are. Other topics include: what to expect before surgery, how the surgery is done, after surgery, possible complications, what to expect when going home, …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Head - surgery
Lymph Node Excision
Neck - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Head--Surgery
Lymph nodes--Cancer
Neck--Surgery
Abstract
This surgery is done to remove tumours or growths in your mouth and nearby areas. These tumours may be cancerous. This surgery may remove: part of your lower jaw bone and tongue, part of the floor (bottom), side, or top of your mouth, the lymph nodes and some of the nerves, blood vessels, and muscles on the side of your neck where the tumours are. Other topics include: what to expect before surgery, how the surgery is done, after surgery, possible complications, what to expect when going home, activity tips, and a list of symptoms to be aware of.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology Department
Pamphlet Number
1342
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Head & Neck Oncology Case Manager : helping patients through the cancer journey

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4036
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Patients and families living with head and neck cancers often feel like they are entering a maze when they begin the cancer care journey. Our team tries to give the best care possible for head and neck cancer patients and their families. We have a team of health care professionals who work together to plan your care. This pamphlet explains the role of the head and neck oncology case manager in your care. Contact information is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Head and Neck Oncology Case Manager : helping patients through the cancer journey
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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Head--Cancer
Neck--Cancer
Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Patients and families living with head and neck cancers often feel like they are entering a maze when they begin the cancer care journey. Our team tries to give the best care possible for head and neck cancer patients and their families. We have a team of health care professionals who work together to plan your care. This pamphlet explains the role of the head and neck oncology case manager in your care. Contact information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4036
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0006
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Eating certain food is very important for health and recovery. This pamphlet offer suggestions for those going through cancer treatment: what to eat and how frequently. It lists suggested questions to ask your health care team and where to find more information.
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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 (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet, Healthy
Diet Therapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Diet
Diet therapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Self Care
Therapeutics
Abstract
Eating certain food is very important for health and recovery. This pamphlet offer suggestions for those going through cancer treatment: what to eat and how frequently. It lists suggested questions to ask your health care team and where to find more information.
Responsibility
prepared by oncology clinical educators and dieticians, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Pamphlet Number
0006
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Hepatitis B vaccine and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1425
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The liver is an organ in your body that helps to break down and digest the food you eat, cleans your blood, and fights infection. Hepatitis B is a virus that attacks the liver. “Hepatitis” means swelling of the liver. Hepatitis B can cause serious liver problems, including liver damage, liver failure, and liver cancer. People with kidney disease who may need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the future, have a higher chance of getting Hepatitis B. The best way to prevent Hepatitis B is to get …
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hepatitis B - prevention & control
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Hepatitis B vaccine
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
The liver is an organ in your body that helps to break down and digest the food you eat, cleans your blood, and fights infection. Hepatitis B is a virus that attacks the liver. “Hepatitis” means swelling of the liver. Hepatitis B can cause serious liver problems, including liver damage, liver failure, and liver cancer. People with kidney disease who may need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the future, have a higher chance of getting Hepatitis B. The best way to prevent Hepatitis B is to get vaccinated. This pamphlet explains what the hepatitis B vaccine is, possible side effects, and who should not get the vaccine.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1425
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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4010
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The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is pr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site 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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Prostatic Neoplasms
Hormones
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Urogenital System
Abstract
The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GU Cancer Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4010
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How to clean up a chemotherapy drug spill at home

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4033
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When a drug spill occurs at home, precautions must be taken to make sure that other people who may be helping you with the cleanup do not come in contact with your cancer treatment. Although the risk is very low, it is important to be careful. This pamphlet gives step by step instructions to clean up a chemotherapy drug spill at home.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Chemotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Chemotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
When a drug spill occurs at home, precautions must be taken to make sure that other people who may be helping you with the cleanup do not come in contact with your cancer treatment. Although the risk is very low, it is important to be careful. This pamphlet gives step by step instructions to clean up a chemotherapy drug spill at home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4033
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How to do lymphatic self-massage on your face, head and neck

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Radiation Oncology Site Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4045
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This pamphlet is for patients who were treated for head and neck cancer with surgery to remove a tumour(s) or lymph nodes, or with radiation therapy. The pamphlet explains what your lymphatic system is, what lymphatic self-massage is and why it is important, and how to do lymphatic self-massage step-by-step. Information on signs of infection and what to do if you think you have an infection is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Radiation Oncology Site Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Lymphedema
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Complications
Lymphedema
Lymphatics--Massage
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet is for patients who were treated for head and neck cancer with surgery to remove a tumour(s) or lymph nodes, or with radiation therapy. The pamphlet explains what your lymphatic system is, what lymphatic self-massage is and why it is important, and how to do lymphatic self-massage step-by-step. Information on signs of infection and what to do if you think you have an infection is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Radiation Oncology Site Team
Pamphlet Number
4045
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Immune checkpoint inhibitors : a guide for cancer patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4040
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Immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) (also called immunotherapy) are an important part of treating some types of cancer. CPIs work by helping your own immune system to work harder or smarter to attack cancer cells. This pamphlet explains what your immune system does and how cancer affects it, what CPIs are and whether they are the same as chemotherapy, and what precautions you have to take. Information about side effects and your orange alert card is included. A list of resources for more inform…
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Immunotherapy
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Immunotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) (also called immunotherapy) are an important part of treating some types of cancer. CPIs work by helping your own immune system to work harder or smarter to attack cancer cells. This pamphlet explains what your immune system does and how cancer affects it, what CPIs are and whether they are the same as chemotherapy, and what precautions you have to take. Information about side effects and your orange alert card is included. A list of resources for more information is given.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4040
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