During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Cont…
This pamphlets provides information for patients receiving radiation therapy to the pelvis. Answers common questions like: what will happen during your treatment, how long are the treatments, and what are the possible side effects of radiation therapy.
Cancer may be treated with a combination of treatments, radiation therapy is used to shrink cancer and lower the chance of it returning. This pamphlets describes how to prepare for the appointments, what will happen during your treatment, how long the treatments will take, and the possible side effects with coping strategies such as changing eating habits. The pamphlet describes the supports available to you and questions to ask your health care team.
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…
Provides information for patients receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer, including what to expect, how to prepare, side effects, and suggested questions to ask your health care team.
Certain blood cancers and blood disorders are treated with a stem cell transplant. Total Marrow Irradiation (TMI), like chemotherapy, is given to get your body ready for the stem cells. This pamphlet describes why TMI has been recommended, what will happen during treatment, possible side effects, supports available, and suggested questions to ask your health care team.
Provides information for patients receiving radiation therapy to the abdomen, including what to expect, how to prepare, side effects, and suggested questions to ask your health care team.
This pamphlets provides information for patients receiving radiation therapy to the chest area. Answers common questions like: what will happen during your treatment, how long are the treatments, and what are the possible side effects of radiation therapy.
Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) is a change in bowel habits that may happen after surgery for rectal cancer. This pamphlet details the causes, symptoms and possible treatments of LARS.
The Medical Surgical Day Clinic (MSDC) is for patients that need followup care after a visit to the Emergency Department at Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC). This pamphlet gives specific instructions for what to expect if you are having certain procedures done (e.g., CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.). Instructions for getting ready for certain procedures are given. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call 902-869-6510.
This pamphlet describes the recovery process after High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer. It outlines what to expect, possible side effects, and details for contacting your health care team with any questions or concerns.
This pamphlet explains things you should know and expect to occur over the upcoming days and weeks after your treatment has ended. Includes information about how you may feel, common side effects, and follow-up care.
This guide is for cancer patients who have been treated for prostate cancer. It describes a recommended follow-up care plan and includes supports and resources available to you.