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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0033
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Lymphedema is swelling in a part of your body that can occur if your lymphatic system is not working properly. This pamphlet details those who are at risk, the symptoms, and how to manage lymphedema.
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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)
Lymphedema
Neoplasms - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Complications
Lymphedema
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Therapeutics
Abstract
Lymphedema is swelling in a part of your body that can occur if your lymphatic system is not working properly. This pamphlet details those who are at risk, the symptoms, and how to manage lymphedema.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0033
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Lymph node dissection at the QEII

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35727
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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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.
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Prepared by: Surgery Clinic staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1205
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Male Breast Cancer

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37430
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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Managing cancer-related fatigue

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37429
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4030
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Tiredness or fatigue is the most common symptom reported by cancer patients and survivors. It can happen at any time during or after cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains the signs and causes of fatigue, what you and your cancer care team can do to help, how to manage your energy, and when to call your doctor or nurse, or see a specialist. Helpful hints for caregivers and contact information for the Canadian Cancer Society are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Managing cancer related fatigue
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)
Fatigue
Neoplasms - complications
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Fatigue--Prevention
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Tiredness or fatigue is the most common symptom reported by cancer patients and survivors. It can happen at any time during or after cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains the signs and causes of fatigue, what you and your cancer care team can do to help, how to manage your energy, and when to call your doctor or nurse, or see a specialist. Helpful hints for caregivers and contact information for the Canadian Cancer Society are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4030
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Medication coverage : your insurance plan

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37353
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4020
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This pamphlet gives information about medication coverage. It explains: ; how to check if your private drug plan covers a certain medication. ; what to do if you pay for your medications up front and get reimbursed, and you need an expensive medication. ; what help is available if your private drug plan doesn’t cover your medication costs. ; what to do if you don’t have a private insurance plan.
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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)
Health Care Costs
Insurance, Health
Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Health insurance
Medical care, Cost of
Pharmaceutical services insurance
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about medication coverage. It explains:
how to check if your private drug plan covers a certain medication.
what to do if you pay for your medications up front and get reimbursed, and you need an expensive medication.
what help is available if your private drug plan doesn’t cover your medication costs.
what to do if you don’t have a private insurance plan.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4020
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Medicine coverage

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37352
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4028
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There are two types of medications that you may need during your cancer care: drugs to treat your cancer and drugs to support your cancer care and deal with side effects. You may be worried about how much you will have to pay for cancer medications. This pamphlet explains what support is available if you don't have an insurance plan, how to find out if your insurance plan or Nova Scotia Pharmacare plan will cover your medications, what you can do if your medications are not covered, and whether…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Medication coverage
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)
Health Care Costs
Insurance, Health
Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Health insurance
Medical care, Cost of
Pharmaceutical services insurance
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
There are two types of medications that you may need during your cancer care: drugs to treat your cancer and drugs to support your cancer care and deal with side effects. You may be worried about how much you will have to pay for cancer medications. This pamphlet explains what support is available if you don't have an insurance plan, how to find out if your insurance plan or Nova Scotia Pharmacare plan will cover your medications, what you can do if your medications are not covered, and whether the Canadian Cancer Society helps with drug costs. Contact information for more support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4028
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Mental Health and Addictions Services

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37427
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1683
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Includes local and toll-free phones numbers to call for mental health and addictions support, listed by location. All services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
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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 : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Addiction Medicine
Community Mental Health Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Community mental health services
Hospitals--Substance abuse services
Specialty
Addiction Medicine
Mental Health Services
Psychology
Abstract
Includes local and toll-free phones numbers to call for mental health and addictions support, listed by location. All services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1683
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Mouth Care During Cancer Treatment

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37364
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0036
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Depending on the type and place of cancer treatment, the mouth can be affected. This pamphlet details who is at risk for mouth problems, the symptoms, when to see your dentist and how to keep your mouth healthy. Includes care for dentures and information on foods to try and which to avoid.
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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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - complications
Oral Health
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Complications
Mouth--Care and hygiene
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Self Care
Therapeutics
Abstract
Depending on the type and place of cancer treatment, the mouth can be affected. This pamphlet details who is at risk for mouth problems, the symptoms, when to see your dentist and how to keep your mouth healthy. Includes care for dentures and information on foods to try and which to avoid.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0036
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Multiple Myeloma

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37363
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0035
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Multiple myeloma (my·lo·ma) is a type of cancer where plasma cells, blood cells that help fight infection, become abnormal and grow out of control. This pamphlet lists the causes and results of multiple myeloma, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms, how it is treated and how you can manage multiple myeloma.
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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)
Hematologic Neoplasms
Multiple myeloma
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood cells--Diseases
Multiple Myeloma
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Multiple myeloma (my·lo·ma) is a type of cancer where plasma cells, blood cells that help fight infection, become abnormal and grow out of control. This pamphlet lists the causes and results of multiple myeloma, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms, how it is treated and how you can manage multiple myeloma.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0035
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Nausea and Vomiting

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37345
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0014
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A possible side effect of cancer and cancer treatment is nausea (the feeling of wanting to throw-up) and/or vomiting (throwing up). This pamphlet describes what to do if you have nausea or vomiting and how both can be managed.
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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)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Nausea - prevention & control
Vomiting - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Nausea--Treatment
Vomiting--Treatment
Specialty
Self Care
Therapeutics
Abstract
A possible side effect of cancer and cancer treatment is nausea (the feeling of wanting to throw-up) and/or vomiting (throwing up). This pamphlet describes what to do if you have nausea or vomiting and how both can be managed.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0014
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Neutropenia (Low White Blood Count)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37362
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0034
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Neutropenia (low white blood count) happens when you do not have enough neutrophils. This pamphlet lists the causes, signs and symptoms of neutropenia, and what to do if you do have a fever or other signs of infection.
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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)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Neutropenia
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Neutropenia
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Neutropenia (low white blood count) happens when you do not have enough neutrophils. This pamphlet lists the causes, signs and symptoms of neutropenia, and what to do if you do have a fever or other signs of infection.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0034
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Noona helps connect you with your cancer care team during your cancer treatment

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38183
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4048
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Noona® is an online system that helps you connect with your cancer care team. You can use it to see your upcoming appointments, report your symptoms and tell us information about your wellbeing. This pamphlet explains how to use Noona®.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Appointments and Schedules
Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients--Care
Medical appointments and schedules
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Noona® is an online system that helps you connect with your cancer care team. You can use it to see your upcoming appointments, report your symptoms and tell us information about your wellbeing. This pamphlet explains how to use Noona®.
Notes
Previous title: Noona helps connect you with your care team during your radiation therapy cancer treatment
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4048
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Notice of discharge from Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38186
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cancer Centre Operations Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4046
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This pamphlet explains what will happen when you are discharged from the Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program. Information about what to do if you do not have a primary care provider is given. A list of resources is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cancer Centre Operations Committee
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)
Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what will happen when you are discharged from the Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program. Information about what to do if you do not have a primary care provider is given. A list of resources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by:QEII Cancer Centre Operations Committee
Pamphlet Number
4046
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Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37581
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4025
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The Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program has a library of education resources that have been created with cancer patients, their families, and the public in mind. You can learn about cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment options, dealing with symptoms, practical supports, life after cancer and much more. Links and QR codes to the patient education pamphlet library and the video library are provided.
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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 ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Patient Education as Topic
Subjects (LCSH)
Patient education
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program has a library of education resources that have been created with cancer patients, their families, and the public in mind. You can learn about cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment options, dealing with symptoms, practical supports, life after cancer and much more. Links and QR codes to the patient education pamphlet library and the video library are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4025
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Nutrition information for patients having radiation treatment for head and neck cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1701
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One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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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)
Diet, Healthy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diet therapy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Diet therapy
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Abstract
One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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
1701
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Nutrition information for patients having radiation treatment for head and neck cancer (vegan options)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37437
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1702
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One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegan options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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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)
Diet, Vegan
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diet therapy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Diet therapy
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Vegan cooking
Abstract
One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegan options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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
1702
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Nutrition information for patients having radiation treatment for head and neck cancer (vegetarian options)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37438
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1703
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One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegetarian options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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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)
Diet, Vegetarian
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diet therapy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Diet therapy
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Vegetarian cooking
Abstract
One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegetarian options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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
1703
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Oncology Management Guidelines : Natural Health Products

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37433
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1691
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The use of natural health products during chemotherapy, cellular therapy (including bone marrow transplantation), or surgery is not recommended. This pamphlet defines natural health products and outlines Nova Scotia Health's guidelines on the use of natural health products during chemotherapy.
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Complementary Therapies
Dietary Supplements
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Alternative medicine
Cancer--Treatment
Dietary supplements
Specialty
Complementary Therapies
Abstract
The use of natural health products during chemotherapy, cellular therapy (including bone marrow transplantation), or surgery is not recommended. This pamphlet defines natural health products and outlines Nova Scotia Health's guidelines on the use of natural health products during chemotherapy.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Pharmacy Services ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee & Oncology Therapy Subcommittee
Pamphlet Number
1691
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Open thoracotomy pulmonary resection

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35596
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1611
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (23 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracotomy
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs to be removed until your chest is open and the lung can be seen. After surgery, one or more drainage tubes (chest tubes) will be placed into your chest area to drain out fluids that build up. After the surgery on your lung, your surgeon will close the ribs, muscles, and skin with stitches. The health care team has put together a guide called a Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff
Pamphlet Number
1611
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Oral Systemic Therapy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37366
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0038
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This pamphlet provides an overview of oral systemic therapy for cancer treatment. Includes how to get and take the treatment, for how long, what tests are needed, and what are the risks and side effects of the treatement.
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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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Specialty
Pharmacy
Abstract
This pamphlet provides an overview of oral systemic therapy for cancer treatment. Includes how to get and take the treatment, for how long, what tests are needed, and what are the risks and side effects of the treatement.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0038
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