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Before head and neck radiation treatment begins

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37439
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1704
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This pamphlet explains what to expect before you begin head and neck radiation treatment. Topic include your radiation healthcare team and markings appointment. A list of frequently asked questions is included.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect before you begin head and neck radiation treatment. Topic include your radiation healthcare team and markings appointment. A list of frequently asked questions is included.
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
1704
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A cancer patient navigator may help

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37508
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4011
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Cancer Patient Navigators are oncology nurses who work with you and your family and your cancer care team throughout your treatment and follow up care. This pamphlet explains how a cancer patient navigator can help and how to contact a Cancer Patient Navigator.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Do you have cancer? Do you know someone who has cancer? A cancer patient navigator may help
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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Cancer Patient Navigators are oncology nurses who work with you and your family and your cancer care team throughout your treatment and follow up care. This pamphlet explains how a cancer patient navigator can help and how to contact a Cancer Patient Navigator.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4011
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COVID-19 vaccination and cancer FAQ

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37451
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

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37496
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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Head and neck radiation treatment

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37435
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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Information for patients receiving radiation therapy : breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37400
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4008
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This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Breast Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Patients--Care
Breast--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care team is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4008
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Information on vaginal dilators and lubricants following radiation therapy to the pelvis

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37454
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4003
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This booklet provides examples of dilators and lubricants that can be used for vaginal dilation after pelvic radiation. Please refer to the booklet “Use of Vaginal Dilators Following Radiation Therapy to the Pelvis” for more information. Examples of sets of dilators, individual dilators, and vaginal lubricants are given. Contact information for further questions is included.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pelvic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Pelvis--Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Abstract
This booklet provides examples of dilators and lubricants that can be used for vaginal dilation after pelvic radiation. Please refer to the booklet “Use of Vaginal Dilators Following Radiation Therapy to the Pelvis” for more information. Examples of sets of dilators, individual dilators, and vaginal lubricants are given. Contact information for further questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4003
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Nutrition information for patients having radiation treatment for head and neck cancer

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37436
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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Patient passport : gynecologic oncology surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37445
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4001
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This pamphlet gives information about your gynecologic oncology surgery. Topics include your pre-admission appointment, getting ready for surgery, the day of surgery, family supports, and care after your surgery. Information about your discharge from the hospital and care at home is also provided. Please bring this passport with you to your pre-admission appointment and on the day of your surgery.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Genital Neoplasms, Female - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Surgery
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about your gynecologic oncology surgery. Topics include your pre-admission appointment, getting ready for surgery, the day of surgery, family supports, and care after your surgery. Information about your discharge from the hospital and care at home is also provided. Please bring this passport with you to your pre-admission appointment and on the day of your surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and modified from and with many thanks to the IWK patient passport, in conjunction with the RECOVER Study.
Pamphlet Number
4001
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Skin care during radiation therapy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37396
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1237
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The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the …
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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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Skin - radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Skin--Effect of radiation on
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the area being treated, if you can use hot water bottles or heating pads, how to care for your skin when going out into the sun or extreme cold, and if you can swim in a pool or use a sauna/steam room. Information on caring for your skin after your treatments are over and if you will have any long-term changes to your skin is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1237
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Use of vaginal dilators following radiation therapy to the pelvis

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37453
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4002
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Radiation to the pelvis is used to treat cancer of the cervix, ovary, vagina, vulva, endometrium (uterus), bladder, rectum and anus. This booklet is for people with vaginas who are going to have, or who have had, any type of radiation to the pelvis. Pelvic radiation can cause side effects, including narrowing and shortening of the vagina. This booklet explains how to prevent and manage this narrowing and shortening using a vaginal dilator. A vaginal dilator is a tube that is inserted into the v…
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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 (30 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pelvic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Pelvis--Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Abstract
Radiation to the pelvis is used to treat cancer of the cervix, ovary, vagina, vulva, endometrium (uterus), bladder, rectum and anus. This booklet is for people with vaginas who are going to have, or who have had, any type of radiation to the pelvis. Pelvic radiation can cause side effects, including narrowing and shortening of the vagina. This booklet explains how to prevent and manage this narrowing and shortening using a vaginal dilator. A vaginal dilator is a tube that is inserted into the vagina much like a tampon. This booklet explains how pelvic radiation affects the vagina, side effects of radiation to the vagina, and the importance of dilating. Information about dilators, breathing during dilation, steps for dilating, vaginal lubricants, and common questions and possible concerns is included. A list of resources is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4002
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Vaginal dilation information for patients receiving treatment for anal cancer

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37455
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4004
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This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people receiving 6 weeks of pelvic radiation treatment and getting chemotherapy during the first and fifth week of radiation. Information about when to start dilating is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anus Neoplasms - therapy
Neoplasms - complications
Self Care
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Anus--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people receiving 6 weeks of pelvic radiation treatment and getting chemotherapy during the first and fifth week of radiation. Information about when to start dilating is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4004
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Vaginal dilation information for patients receiving treatment for cancer of the endometrium

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37457
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4006
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This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people who are receiving 4 cycles of chemotherapy, pelvic radiation, about a 3-week recovery period, and then 2 more cycles of chemotherapy. Information about when to dilate is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Endometrial Neoplasms - therapy
Self Care
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Endometrium--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people who are receiving 4 cycles of chemotherapy, pelvic radiation, about a 3-week recovery period, and then 2 more cycles of chemotherapy. Information about when to dilate is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4006
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Vaginal dilation information for patients receiving treatment for cervical and vaginal cancer

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37456
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4005
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This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people receiving pelvic radiation treatments along with weekly chemotherapy. Information about when to start dilating is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Self Care
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - therapy
Vagina
Vaginal Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Vagina--Cancer--Treatment
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people receiving pelvic radiation treatments along with weekly chemotherapy. Information about when to start dilating is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4005
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Vaginal dilation information for patients receiving treatment for rectal cancer

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37458
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4007
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This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people who have had radiation and chemotherapy, then surgery, and will be receiving more chemotherapy. Information about when to dilate is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Rectal Neoplasms - therapy
Self Care
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Rectum--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people who have had radiation and chemotherapy, then surgery, and will be receiving more chemotherapy. Information about when to dilate is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4007
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What you need to know about taking antioxidants during your radiation therapy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37528
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program Education Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4015
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Antioxidants are nutrients found in some foods and also in supplements such as pills. Antioxidants help your body protect and repair your cells from damage to keep them working normally. The goal of radiation therapy is to damage your cancer cells. Taking antioxidants may prevent your radiation treatment from working as well as it should because it may prevent some of the damage we are trying to cause to your cancer cells. This pamphlet explains whether you should take antioxidants during radia…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program Education 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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Radiation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Radiation
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Antioxidants are nutrients found in some foods and also in supplements such as pills. Antioxidants help your body protect and repair your cells from damage to keep them working normally. The goal of radiation therapy is to damage your cancer cells. Taking antioxidants may prevent your radiation treatment from working as well as it should because it may prevent some of the damage we are trying to cause to your cancer cells. This pamphlet explains whether you should take antioxidants during radiation therapy, what vitamins and supplements you can take, and whether you can eat foods with antioxidants in them. Where to get more information is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program Education Team
Pamphlet Number
4015
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