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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.
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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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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

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37384
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 : Diarrhea

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37392
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1007
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Diarrhea is a common side effect when radiation treatment is given 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 be helpful.
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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 : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diarrhea - prevention & control
Pelvic Neoplasms - complications
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Diarrhea--Treatment
Pelvis--Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Self Care
Abstract
Diarrhea is a common side effect when radiation treatment is given 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 be helpful.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1007
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