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Radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4067
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This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended for you, and the different types of radiation treatment. Other information like how to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, and how to manage side effects, is also listed.
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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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended for you, and the different types of radiation treatment. Other information like how to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, and how to manage side effects, is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4067
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Radiation therapy : full bladder instructions

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4065
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This pamphlet outlines why having a full bladder is needed for cancer treatments and simulation marking appointments. It provides instructions on how to make sure you have a full bladder for every appointment. A list of questions you may want to ask your Cancer Care Team is also given.
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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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pelvic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Pelvis--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines why having a full bladder is needed for cancer treatments and simulation marking appointments. It provides instructions on how to make sure you have a full bladder for every appointment. A list of questions you may want to ask your Cancer Care Team is also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4065
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Information for patients receiving radiation therapy : diarrhea

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4064
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Diarrhea is a common side effect of radiation treatment to the pelvis. This pamphlet describes why and when someone may have diarrhea and how to treat it. It includes details on diet changes that may helpf.
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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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diarrhea - prevention & control
Pelvic Neoplasms - complications
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Diarrhea--Treatment
Pelvis--Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Diarrhea is a common side effect of radiation treatment to the pelvis. This pamphlet describes why and when someone may have diarrhea and how to treat it. It includes details on diet changes that may helpf.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4064
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Radiation therapy : what to expect when treatments are finished

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4066
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This pamphlet explains what to expect when you come to the end of your radiation treatments. Topics include when your side effects will go away, how you should expect to feel over the coming weeks, and if you will need to make changes to your lifestyle. Questions you may want to ask your Health Care Team are 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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect when you come to the end of your radiation treatments. Topics include when your side effects will go away, how you should expect to feel over the coming weeks, and if you will need to make changes to your lifestyle. Questions you may want to ask your Health Care Team are included.
Notes
Previous title: Radiation therapy : what to expect once the treatments are finished
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4066
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Information for patients receiving radiation therapy : treatment to the abdomen

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4072
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This pamphlet 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.
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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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdomen--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet 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.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4072
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Information for patients receiving radiation therapy : external beam treatment for prostate cancer

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37395
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4060
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This pamphlet explains why radiation therapy is used to treat prostate cancer, including how to get ready for your treatments, possible side effects, and questions you may want 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 Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet explains why radiation therapy is used to treat prostate cancer, including how to get ready for your treatments, possible side effects, and questions you may want to ask your health care team.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4060
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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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HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers (vault procedure)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4070
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This pamphlet answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy (vault procedure) given for gynecological cancers. It explains what it is, what will happen on the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after.
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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
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
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy (vault procedure) given for gynecological cancers. It explains what it is, what will happen on the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4070
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What to expect during treatment : radiation therapy to the bone

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37409
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4071
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A course of radiation therapy is often a very effective way of treating cancer. This pamphlet describes side effects as well as questions you may want 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 Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bone Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Bones--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy--Complications
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
A course of radiation therapy is often a very effective way of treating cancer. This pamphlet describes side effects as well as questions you may want to ask your health care team.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4071
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Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) information for prostate cancer patients

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38152
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Prostate SABR Site Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4039
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This pamphlet explains how stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for prostate cancer works, how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment sessions, and what to expect after your treatments are finished.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Prostate SABR Site Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiosurgery
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Stereotaxic Techniques
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiosurgery
Stereotaxic techniques
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for prostate cancer works, how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment sessions, and what to expect after your treatments are finished.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Prostate SABR Site Group
Pamphlet Number
4039
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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 , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4003
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This Nova Scotia resource provides some 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
2022
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
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This Nova Scotia resource provides some 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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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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Head and neck radiation treatment

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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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Nutrition information for patients having radiation treatment for head and neck cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1701
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One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet, Healthy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diet therapy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Diet therapy
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Abstract
One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Horizon Health, Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and Vitalite Health Network Cancer Care
Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1701
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Nutrition information for patients having radiation treatment for head and neck cancer (vegan options)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37437
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1702
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One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegan options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet, Vegan
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diet therapy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Diet therapy
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Vegan cooking
Abstract
One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegan options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Horizon Health, Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and Vitalite Health Network Cancer Care
Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1702
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Nutrition information for patients having radiation treatment for head and neck cancer (vegetarian options)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37438
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1703
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One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegetarian options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet, Vegetarian
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diet therapy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Diet therapy
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Vegetarian cooking
Abstract
One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegetarian options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Horizon Health, Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and Vitalite Health Network Cancer Care
Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1703
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Before head and neck radiation treatment begins

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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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Use of vaginal dilators following radiation therapy to the pelvis

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37453
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4002
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This booklet is for people with vaginas who are going to have, or who have had, any type of radiation to the pelvis. This booklet explains how pelvic radiation affects the vagina, side effects of radiation to the vagina, and the importance of dilating.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (30 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pelvic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Pelvis--Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Vagina
Abstract
This booklet is for people with vaginas who are going to have, or who have had, any type of radiation to the pelvis. This booklet explains how pelvic radiation affects the vagina, side effects of radiation to the vagina, and the importance of dilating.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4002
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Pregnancy and Radiation Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0070
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Radiation therapy can harm unborn babies. Information and next steps are provided for patients of childbearing age.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Pregnancy complications
Pregnancy - radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer in pregnancy
Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Cancer in women
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Radiation therapy can harm unborn babies. Information and next steps are provided for patients of childbearing age.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
0070
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Information for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy : Treatment to the Chest Area

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1241
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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.
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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)
Aftercare
Thoracic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chest--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
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.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1241
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