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Combination Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0004
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Combination therapy is when more than one cancer treatment is used. This pamphlet lists the different types of treatments and introduces why each one may be used with direction to more information. It lists suggested questions to ask your health care team.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Combined Modality Therapy
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
Combined modality therapy
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Therapeutics
Abstract
Combination therapy is when more than one cancer treatment is used. This pamphlet lists the different types of treatments and introduces why each one may be used with direction to more information. It lists suggested questions to ask your health care team.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0004
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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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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0009
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Surgery is the most common treatment for cancer. The type of surgery depends on the type of cancer and where it is. This pamphlet gives basic information on how the surgery works, the side effects, how to cope, 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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Surgery
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Surgery
Therapeutics
Abstract
Surgery is the most common treatment for cancer. The type of surgery depends on the type of cancer and where it is. This pamphlet gives basic information on how the surgery works, the side effects, how to cope, and questions to ask your health care team.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0009
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Systemic Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0010
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Systemic therapy includes chemotherapy drugs, hormones, and biological therapies. This type of cancer treatment treats the whole body rather than one part of it. This pamphlet details how systemic therapy works, how it is given, how long the treatment can last, and the side effects.
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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 Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Combined Modality Therapy
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Combined modality therapy
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Pharmacy
Therapeutics
Abstract
Systemic therapy includes chemotherapy drugs, hormones, and biological therapies. This type of cancer treatment treats the whole body rather than one part of it. This pamphlet details how systemic therapy works, how it is given, how long the treatment can last, and the side effects.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0010
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Tele-Oncology : A Guide for Cancer Patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0030
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Tele-Oncology is a service available to residents living outside Sydney or Halifax that connects you and your local nurse or doctor with your cancer doctor. The pamphlet describes what you need to bring to the appointment, what will happen, and common concerns.
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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)
Community Health Services
Oncology Service, Hospital
Telemedicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Community health services
Cancer--Patients--Care
Telecommunication in medicine
Specialty
Telemedicine
Abstract
Tele-Oncology is a service available to residents living outside Sydney or Halifax that connects you and your local nurse or doctor with your cancer doctor. The pamphlet describes what you need to bring to the appointment, what will happen, and common concerns.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0030
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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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Spinal Cord Compression

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0047
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This pamphlets explores what happens when cancer spreads to bones in the spine, causing spinal cord compression. Symptoms and treatments are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
When cancer spreads to bone : spinal cord compression
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bone Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Spinal Cord Compression
Subjects (LCSH)
Bone metastasis
Spinal cord compression
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This pamphlets explores what happens when cancer spreads to bones in the spine, causing spinal cord compression. Symptoms and treatments are listed.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Pamphlet Number
0047
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Implanted vascular access device (IVAD or "port")

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0421
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An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and ph…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit
Alternate Title
Port
Port-a-cath
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vascular Access Device
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug infusion pumps
Cancer--Treatment
Abstract
An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and phone number is given in case you have any problems.
Notes
Previous title: Implanted infusion port
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, QEII; SDSU, Hants Community Hospital; Oncology Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0421
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Oncology Management Guidelines : Natural Health Products

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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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Quitting smoking to lower your risk of cervical cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Division of Gynaecologic Oncology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2167
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Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina. This pamphlet explains how smoking increases your chance of getting cervical cancer, other reasons to quit smoking, what nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is and how much it will cost, why e-cigarettes are not recommended, medications that are available to help you quit smoking, and other options to quit smoking. Tips for quitting smoking and a list of res…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Division of Gynaecologic Oncology
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)
Smoking Cessation
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Smoking cessation
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Prevention
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina. This pamphlet explains how smoking increases your chance of getting cervical cancer, other reasons to quit smoking, what nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is and how much it will cost, why e-cigarettes are not recommended, medications that are available to help you quit smoking, and other options to quit smoking. Tips for quitting smoking and a list of resources are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Division of Gynaecologic Oncology
Pamphlet Number
2167
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A cancer patient navigator may help

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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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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecology-Oncology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0417
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A vulvectomy is surgery to remove part of the vulva. The vulva is the fatty folds around the openings to your vagina and bladder. The two types of surgery for the vulva are outlined. What to expect before and after surgery are discussed. Topics in this pamphlet also include breathing, pain, activity, food, blood clots, swelling, care of your incision(s), care at home, sex, and resources. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecology-Oncology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vulva - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulvectomy
Abstract
A vulvectomy is surgery to remove part of the vulva. The vulva is the fatty folds around the openings to your vagina and bladder. The two types of surgery for the vulva are outlined. What to expect before and after surgery are discussed. Topics in this pamphlet also include breathing, pain, activity, food, blood clots, swelling, care of your incision(s), care at home, sex, and resources. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Pamphlet Number
0417
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Care after your breast surgery : South Shore Regional Hospital

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

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2258
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Sentinel lymph node mapping is a procedure that uses radioactive material (tracers and sometimes blue dye) to map (find) the lymph nodes that drain the area of your cancer. For people with breast cancer, this is the nodes in the axilla (armpit). This pamphlet answers questions you may have before your procedure. The pamphlet explains what sentinel nodes are, and what will happen before, during, and after the procedure.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lymph Node Excision
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lymph nodes--Cancer
Lymph nodes--Biopsy
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
Sentinel lymph node mapping is a procedure that uses radioactive material (tracers and sometimes blue dye) to map (find) the lymph nodes that drain the area of your cancer. For people with breast cancer, this is the nodes in the axilla (armpit). This pamphlet answers questions you may have before your procedure. The pamphlet explains what sentinel nodes are, and what will happen before, during, and after the procedure.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Oncology, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2258
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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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Extravasation care for cancer patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4059
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During your systemic therapy treatment, a rare complication may have occurred called extravasation. This is when a drug leaks out of the vein and under the skin. This pamphlet outlines what to do if this happens, including skin care, treatment, and other things to know.
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Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials
Home Nursing
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Home nursing
Patient safety
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Pharmacy
Abstract
During your systemic therapy treatment, a rare complication may have occurred called extravasation. This is when a drug leaks out of the vein and under the skin. This pamphlet outlines what to do if this happens, including skin care, treatment, and other things to know.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Therapy Team
Pamphlet Number
4059
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Psychosocial support when coping with cancer

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4021
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Cancer affects more than your body. It impacts many areas of your life. Many people with cancer find that talking with a Psychosocial Oncology health care professional can be helpful. Psychosocial Oncology health care professionals provide psychotherapy, counselling, and other supports for individuals dealing with cancer. You can access services on your own, or with members of your family or other support persons. Services may be offered in person, on the phone or by virtual care. This pamphlet…
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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
Psychotherapy
Counseling
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Psychotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Cancer affects more than your body. It impacts many areas of your life. Many people with cancer find that talking with a Psychosocial Oncology health care professional can be helpful. Psychosocial Oncology health care professionals provide psychotherapy, counselling, and other supports for individuals dealing with cancer. You can access services on your own, or with members of your family or other support persons. Services may be offered in person, on the phone or by virtual care. This pamphlet explains how Psychosocial Oncology Services can help. If you would like to talk to a Psychosocial Oncology health care professional, ask your Cancer Care Team to refer you. Contact information to self-refer is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4021
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Unit 5A : Victoria General site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 5A. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2329
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Unit 5A at the Victoria General site of the QEII is a 26-bed unit with both private rooms (1 bed) and ward rooms (4 beds). The unit provides medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecology oncology, and hospitalist medicine services. This pamphlet gives information about Home First and discharge planning, your health care team, visiting, and daily rounds. It also explains what to expect during your stay, including information about personal belongings, Nova Scotia Health's scent-free policy, s…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 5A
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nursing units
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
Unit 5A at the Victoria General site of the QEII is a 26-bed unit with both private rooms (1 bed) and ward rooms (4 beds). The unit provides medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecology oncology, and hospitalist medicine services. This pamphlet gives information about Home First and discharge planning, your health care team, visiting, and daily rounds. It also explains what to expect during your stay, including information about personal belongings, Nova Scotia Health's scent-free policy, smoking, TV service, phone, kitchen, family room, windows, and shopping and eating.
Responsibility
Prepared by: 5A staff, QEII; Reviewed by: 5A Practice Council
Pamphlet Number
2329
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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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