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Cytotoxic precautions at home

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37335
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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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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Corporate Author
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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Immune checkpoint inhibitors : a guide for cancer patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4040
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Immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) (also called immunotherapy) are an important part of treating some types of cancer. CPIs work by helping your own immune system to work harder or smarter to attack cancer cells. This pamphlet explains what your immune system does and how cancer affects it, what CPIs are and whether they are the same as chemotherapy, and what precautions you have to take. Information about side effects and your orange alert card is included. A list of resources for more inform…
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Immunotherapy
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Immunotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) (also called immunotherapy) are an important part of treating some types of cancer. CPIs work by helping your own immune system to work harder or smarter to attack cancer cells. This pamphlet explains what your immune system does and how cancer affects it, what CPIs are and whether they are the same as chemotherapy, and what precautions you have to take. Information about side effects and your orange alert card is included. A list of resources for more information is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4040
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Oral Systemic Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0038
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This pamphlet provides an overview of oral systemic therapy for cancer treatment. Includes how to get and take the treatment, for how long, what tests are needed, and what are the risks and side effects of the treatement.
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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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Specialty
Pharmacy
Abstract
This pamphlet provides an overview of oral systemic therapy for cancer treatment. Includes how to get and take the treatment, for how long, what tests are needed, and what are the risks and side effects of the treatement.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0038
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Receiving Your Pamidronate By An Intermate® Infusion Pump

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0537
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An Intermate® Infusion Pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications at home. This pamphlet describes how the pump works, how to carry the pump, and how to use it at home.
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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)
Bone Neoplasms - drug therapy
Home Infusion Therapy
Infusion Pumps
Pamidronate
Subjects (LCSH)
Bones--Cancer--Chemotherapy
Disodium pamidronate
Drug infusion pumps
Home drug infusion therapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Pharmacy
Self Care
Abstract
An Intermate® Infusion Pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications at home. This pamphlet describes how the pump works, how to carry the pump, and how to use it at home.
Responsibility
prepared by Cancer Centre staff
Pamphlet Number
0537
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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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Systemic therapy : patient video series

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38188
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program, Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4051
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The NSH Cancer Care Program wants you to have the information you need to take care of yourself throughout your treatment. This pamphlet includes a QR code to access narrated videos related to systemic therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and oral anti-cancer treatments. A link to other videos for cancer patients and their families is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education 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)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Cancer--Immunotherapy
Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The NSH Cancer Care Program wants you to have the information you need to take care of yourself throughout your treatment. This pamphlet includes a QR code to access narrated videos related to systemic therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and oral anti-cancer treatments. A link to other videos for cancer patients and their families is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program Education Team
Pamphlet Number
4051
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Systemic Therapy Unit : Victoria General Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4061
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The Systemic Therapy Unit offers many services, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, cellular therapy, supportive care, and apheresis. Information about the unit, what to expect during appointments, your health care team, and other information is outlined.
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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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Combined Modality Therapy
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Combined modality therapy
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
The Systemic Therapy Unit offers many services, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, cellular therapy, supportive care, and apheresis. Information about the unit, what to expect during appointments, your health care team, and other information is outlined.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4061
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Use of Steroids (Dexamethasone/Decadron®) for Patients with a Brain Tumour

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0048
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This pamphlet describes Dexamethasone/Decadron® for brain cancer treatment. Includes why and how it is used, possible side effects and safe use.
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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 (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Neoplasms - drug therapy
Steroids - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Cancer--Treatment
Steroid drugs
Specialty
Pharmacy
Abstract
This pamphlet describes Dexamethasone/Decadron® for brain cancer treatment. Includes why and how it is used, possible side effects and safe use.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0048
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