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Accommodations near QEII and Cape Breton Cancer Centres

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4017
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If you are a resident of Nova Scotia, are receiving outpatient treatment at the QEII Cancer Care Program and live more than 50 kms one way from the hospital, accommodations will be provided for you and a support person. This pamphlet lists locations that are part of the Accommodations Program. Due to the temporary closure of Holy Redeemer Centre, the Cape Breton Cancer Centre has made arrangements with the Holiday Inn to provide accommodations for patients travelling significant distances to re…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Accommodations near Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences II and Cape Breton Cancer Centres
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)
Cancer Care Facilities
Community Health Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients--Care
Health facilities--Halifax (N.S.)
Housing--Halifax (N.S.)
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
If you are a resident of Nova Scotia, are receiving outpatient treatment at the QEII Cancer Care Program and live more than 50 kms one way from the hospital, accommodations will be provided for you and a support person. This pamphlet lists locations that are part of the Accommodations Program. Due to the temporary closure of Holy Redeemer Centre, the Cape Breton Cancer Centre has made arrangements with the Holiday Inn to provide accommodations for patients travelling significant distances to receive treatment. Contact information for the Cape Breton Cancer Centre’s radiation booking clerk is included for reservations or further information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4017
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After a Cancer Diagnosis : The 5 Ws for Physical Activity After a Cancer Diagnosis

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0072
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This visual guide goes through who physical activity is beneficial for, why it is, when in your treatment to start or incorporate physical activity, what type of physical activity you can do, and where. It includes suggestions at different levels of exercise, different tools that can be used including household ones, and programs provided by the hospital.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Exercise
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This visual guide goes through who physical activity is beneficial for, why it is, when in your treatment to start or incorporate physical activity, what type of physical activity you can do, and where. It includes suggestions at different levels of exercise, different tools that can be used including household ones, and programs provided by the hospital.
Notes
Adapted with permission from Cancer Care Ontario.
Pamphlet Number
0072
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Cancer and distress

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team, Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4012
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Cancer can be a difficult and stressful illness. Many people experience distress during their cancer experience. This is because cancer affects more than just your body – it can affect many parts of your life such as your emotions and feelings, your work, your finances, and your relationships with family and friends. This pamphlet explains what the "Patients Come First: Your Symptoms and Concerns Matter" questionnaire is, what to expect when you complete the questionnaire, and the benefits of c…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team
Nova Scotia Health. 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)
Anxiety - prevention & control
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Psychological Distress
Subjects (LCSH)
Anxiety--Prevention
Cancer--Patients--Psychology
Cancer--Psychological aspects
Distress (Psychology)
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Cancer can be a difficult and stressful illness. Many people experience distress during their cancer experience. This is because cancer affects more than just your body – it can affect many parts of your life such as your emotions and feelings, your work, your finances, and your relationships with family and friends. This pamphlet explains what the "Patients Come First: Your Symptoms and Concerns Matter" questionnaire is, what to expect when you complete the questionnaire, and the benefits of completing the questionnaire.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program Education Team
Pamphlet Number
4012
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Cancer clinical trials

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Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4056
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This pamphlet gives information about clinical trials. Clinical trials look at new treatments or a group of existing treatments in people with cancer.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy
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
Clinical Trials as Topic
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Clinical trials
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about clinical trials. Clinical trials look at new treatments or a group of existing treatments in people with cancer.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Therapy Team
Pamphlet Number
4056
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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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Cancer related brain fog

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Radiation Team, Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4029
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Cancer patients and survivors can be frustrated by the mental cloudiness they notice before, during, and after cancer treatment. This common cancer side effect is called Brain Fog or Chemo Brain. The term Chemo Brain can be misleading as chemotherapy is not the only cause of concentration and memory problems. This pamphlet explains what brain fog is, what causes it, the risk factors for brain fog, and what you can do to manage it. A list of resources for further information is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Radiation Team
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Cancer-related brain fog
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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Neoplasms - complications
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Cancer--Patients--Psychology
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Cancer patients and survivors can be frustrated by the mental cloudiness they notice before, during, and after cancer treatment. This common cancer side effect is called Brain Fog or Chemo Brain. The term Chemo Brain can be misleading as chemotherapy is not the only cause of concentration and memory problems. This pamphlet explains what brain fog is, what causes it, the risk factors for brain fog, and what you can do to manage it. A list of resources for further information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team
Pamphlet Number
4029
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Caring for a pleural catheter : a guide for patients and their caregivers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Thoracic Surgery, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 6A, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4014
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This guide will help you care for your pleural catheter. Your nurse will review this information with you before you leave the hospital. This pamphlet explains what a pleural effusion is, how it is treated, draining, problems with draining, signs of infection, and what to do if you have signs of infection. Information on who to call if you have questions is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Thoracic Surgery
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 6A
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology
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 (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Pleural Effusion, Malignant
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Pleural effusions
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This guide will help you care for your pleural catheter. Your nurse will review this information with you before you leave the hospital. This pamphlet explains what a pleural effusion is, how it is treated, draining, problems with draining, signs of infection, and what to do if you have signs of infection. Information on who to call if you have questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Thoracic Surgery and VG 6A with special thanks to Dr. Simon Houston, Division of Respirology; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4014
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Chimeric antigen receptor t-cell therapy

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Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4035
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This booklet is a guide to help you better understand chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T-cell therapy). Topics include what CAR T-cell therapy is, enrollment in the program, T-cell collection, monitoring/bridging therapy, chemotherapy (lymphodepletion), CAR T-cell infusion, monitoring post-cell infusion, key inpatient discharge information, information about long term follow-up care and care at home, ongoing side effects, and information for the CAR T-cell care partner. Information…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Alternate Title
CAR t-cell therapy
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 (44 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Immunotherapy, Adoptive
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
T-cell receptor genes
Immunotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This booklet is a guide to help you better understand chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T-cell therapy). Topics include what CAR T-cell therapy is, enrollment in the program, T-cell collection, monitoring/bridging therapy, chemotherapy (lymphodepletion), CAR T-cell infusion, monitoring post-cell infusion, key inpatient discharge information, information about long term follow-up care and care at home, ongoing side effects, and information for the CAR T-cell care partner. Information about Cell Therapy Transplant Program policies, the Medical Day Unit and Hematology Clinic, shingles, recommended vaccinations, and emotional support resources is included. A map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Victoria General site is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
4035
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Coping with cancer-related sadness and depression

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4027
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Having cancer can be very stressful. It can affect your emotional and physical health, relationships with family and friends, and your finances. Most people with cancer feel some sadness. Often feelings of sadness come and go, and do not lead to difficulty functioning and completing daily tasks. Some people when dealing with cancer feel depressed, which is a severe sadness that can last. This pamphlet explains the signs of depression, and how to cope with sadness and depression. A list of resou…
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - psychology
Sadness
Depression
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Psychological aspects
Depression, Mental
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Having cancer can be very stressful. It can affect your emotional and physical health, relationships with family and friends, and your finances. Most people with cancer feel some sadness. Often feelings of sadness come and go, and do not lead to difficulty functioning and completing daily tasks. Some people when dealing with cancer feel depressed, which is a severe sadness that can last. This pamphlet explains the signs of depression, and how to cope with sadness and depression. A list of resources for further information and support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4027
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Coping with cancer-related worry and anxiety

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4023
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Anxiety can be described as nervousness, worry, uneasiness, or fear. Most people dealing with cancer feel some anxiety and worry during their cancer experience. This pamphlet explains what anxiety is, what the signs of anxiety are, and what you can do to cope with anxiety. A list of resources is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Coping with cancer related worry and anxiety
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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Anxiety - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Anxiety
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Anxiety can be described as nervousness, worry, uneasiness, or fear. Most people dealing with cancer feel some anxiety and worry during their cancer experience. This pamphlet explains what anxiety is, what the signs of anxiety are, and what you can do to cope with anxiety. A list of resources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4023
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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer : third doses

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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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Cytotoxic precautions at home

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Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4037
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You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant 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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Cytotoxins--toxicity
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Patient safety
Specialty
Cancer Care
Medications
Abstract
You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do if your body wastes spill and what to do with the garbage. Information about dishes, laundry, sex, having a baby, breastfeeding, and how to bring samples to the hospital is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
4037
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Disconnecting an elastomeric infusion pump from your Port-A-Cath

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4031
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This pamphlet gives instructions to help you and your family members or caregivers disconnect your pump at home. You can also review these instructions in video format by visiting: www.nshealth.ca/epump. The pamphlet explains how to prevent an infection, when and how to disconnect your elastomeric infusion pump, and how to flush your port with heparin.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Disconnecting an elastomeric infusion pump from your implanted port
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)
Neoplasms
Catheters, Indwelling
Infusion Pump
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet gives instructions to help you and your family members or caregivers disconnect your pump at home. You can also review these instructions in video format by visiting: www.nshealth.ca/epump. The pamphlet explains how to prevent an infection, when and how to disconnect your elastomeric infusion pump, and how to flush your port with heparin.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4031
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Esophagitis during radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and h…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation 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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and high-protein, high-calorie drink recipes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Financial matters

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4024
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Getting sick can be stressful in many ways. For some people, being sick has a big impact on their finances. Knowing your options and understanding how they work can help. This pamphlet explains what Short Term Illness (STI) and Long Term Disability (LTD) are, whether you can get help from Employment Insurance (EI), what the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit is, and what Income Assistance (IA) is. If you feel you have tried all options and are still having trouble meeting your financi…
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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)
Financial Support
Government Programs
Health Care Costs
Subjects (LCSH)
Government aid--Nova Scotia
Medical care, Cost of
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Getting sick can be stressful in many ways. For some people, being sick has a big impact on their finances. Knowing your options and understanding how they work can help. This pamphlet explains what Short Term Illness (STI) and Long Term Disability (LTD) are, whether you can get help from Employment Insurance (EI), what the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit is, and what Income Assistance (IA) is. If you feel you have tried all options and are still having trouble meeting your financial needs, contact information for support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4024
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The 'flu shot' : information for cancer patients, survivors and family members

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

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

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4022
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Getting between home and cancer treatment can be hard. In Nova Scotia, there are a few resources that can help. This pamphlet explains where you can get help if you are going to have trouble getting to treatment, what to do if you need accessible transportation, and whether you can claim your expenses on your income taxes. A list of resources is provided. Contact information for more information or help for travel concerns is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Transportation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
Transportation
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Getting between home and cancer treatment can be hard. In Nova Scotia, there are a few resources that can help. This pamphlet explains where you can get help if you are going to have trouble getting to treatment, what to do if you need accessible transportation, and whether you can claim your expenses on your income taxes. A list of resources is provided. Contact information for more information or help for travel concerns is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4022
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A guide for patients being investigated for lung cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Thoracic Cancer Site Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4044
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This pamphlet explains what to do if you are being investigated for lung cancer. If you have new symptoms or if the symptoms you have get worse while you are waiting to have tests or get your results, do not wait until your next appointment. This pamphlet explains when to call your family doctor/nurse practitioner or 811, and when to call 911 or go to the Emergency Department. Information about how to provide patient and family feedback is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Thoracic Cancer Site Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Cancer--Diagnosis
Specialty
Cancer Care
Respiratory System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to do if you are being investigated for lung cancer. If you have new symptoms or if the symptoms you have get worse while you are waiting to have tests or get your results, do not wait until your next appointment. This pamphlet explains when to call your family doctor/nurse practitioner or 811, and when to call 911 or go to the Emergency Department. Information about how to provide patient and family feedback is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Cancer Site Team, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
4044
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HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers

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