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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.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
4035
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Combination Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0004
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Combination therapy is when more than one cancer treatment is used. This pamphlet lists the different types of treatments and introduces why each one may be used with direction to more information. It lists 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
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Combined Modality Therapy
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
Combined modality therapy
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Therapeutics
Abstract
Combination therapy is when more than one cancer treatment is used. This pamphlet lists the different types of treatments and introduces why each one may be used with direction to more information. It lists suggested questions to ask your health care team.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0004
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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 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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Head & Neck Oncology Case Manager : helping patients through the cancer journey

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4036
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Patients and families living with head and neck cancers often feel like they are entering a maze when they begin the cancer care journey. Our team tries to give the best care possible for head and neck cancer patients and their families. We have a team of health care professionals who work together to plan your care. This pamphlet explains the role of the head and neck oncology case manager in your care. Contact information is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Head and Neck Oncology Case Manager : helping patients through the cancer journey
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)
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Head--Cancer
Neck--Cancer
Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Patients and families living with head and neck cancers often feel like they are entering a maze when they begin the cancer care journey. Our team tries to give the best care possible for head and neck cancer patients and their families. We have a team of health care professionals who work together to plan your care. This pamphlet explains the role of the head and neck oncology case manager in your care. Contact information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4036
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Implanted vascular access device (IVAD or "port")

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0421
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An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and ph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit
Alternate Title
Port
Port-a-cath
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vascular Access Device
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug infusion pumps
Cancer--Treatment
Abstract
An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and phone number is given in case you have any problems.
Notes
Previous title: Implanted infusion port
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, QEII; SDSU, Hants Community Hospital; Oncology Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0421
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Oncology Management Guidelines : Natural Health Products

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1691
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The use of natural health products during chemotherapy, cellular therapy (including bone marrow transplantation), or surgery is not recommended. This pamphlet defines natural health products and outlines Nova Scotia Health's guidelines on the use of natural health products during chemotherapy.
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Complementary Therapies
Dietary Supplements
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Alternative medicine
Cancer--Treatment
Dietary supplements
Specialty
Complementary Therapies
Abstract
The use of natural health products during chemotherapy, cellular therapy (including bone marrow transplantation), or surgery is not recommended. This pamphlet defines natural health products and outlines Nova Scotia Health's guidelines on the use of natural health products during chemotherapy.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Pharmacy Services ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee & Oncology Therapy Subcommittee
Pamphlet Number
1691
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Stereotactic radiation therapy to the brain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4026
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Your doctor has talked to you about stereotactic radiation therapy. This therapy allows high dose radiation beams to be focused on a small area. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment, how many treatments you will need, and what will happen after your treatments are finished. The phone number for the Patient Line at the QEII Cancer Centre is given.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Neoplasms - therapy
Radiosurgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Cancer--Treatment
Radiosurgery
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Your doctor has talked to you about stereotactic radiation therapy. This therapy allows high dose radiation beams to be focused on a small area. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment, how many treatments you will need, and what will happen after your treatments are finished. The phone number for the Patient Line at the QEII Cancer Centre is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team
Pamphlet Number
4026
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Vaginal dilation information for patients receiving treatment for anal cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4004
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This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people receiving 6 weeks of pelvic radiation treatment and getting chemotherapy during the first and fifth week of radiation. Information about when to start dilating is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. 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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anus Neoplasms - therapy
Neoplasms - complications
Self Care
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Anus--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people receiving 6 weeks of pelvic radiation treatment and getting chemotherapy during the first and fifth week of radiation. Information about when to start dilating is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4004
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Vaginal dilation information for patients receiving treatment for cancer of the endometrium

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4006
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This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people who are receiving 4 cycles of chemotherapy, pelvic radiation, about a 3-week recovery period, and then 2 more cycles of chemotherapy. Information about when to dilate is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. 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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Endometrial Neoplasms - therapy
Self Care
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Endometrium--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people who are receiving 4 cycles of chemotherapy, pelvic radiation, about a 3-week recovery period, and then 2 more cycles of chemotherapy. Information about when to dilate is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4006
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Vaginal dilation information for patients receiving treatment for cervical and vaginal cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4005
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This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people receiving pelvic radiation treatments along with weekly chemotherapy. Information about when to start dilating is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. 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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Self Care
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - therapy
Vagina
Vaginal Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Vagina--Cancer--Treatment
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people receiving pelvic radiation treatments along with weekly chemotherapy. Information about when to start dilating is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4005
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Vaginal dilation information for patients receiving treatment for rectal cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4007
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This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people who have had radiation and chemotherapy, then surgery, and will be receiving more chemotherapy. Information about when to dilate is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. 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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Rectal Neoplasms - therapy
Self Care
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Rectum--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about vaginal dilation for people who have had radiation and chemotherapy, then surgery, and will be receiving more chemotherapy. Information about when to dilate is given. A link to a teaching video is provided. Contact information for further questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4007
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Your guide to bladder instillation treatment : procedures, infusions and tests

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4038
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You have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and your treatment is described in this booklet. There are 2 categories of bladder cancer: invasive bladder cancer and non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). This booklet focuses on treatment for NMIBC. The pamphlet explains the types of NMIBC, how NMIBC is treated, preparing for treatment, what to do after treatment, safety at home, and side effects. Information about tobacco use, support services, and when to contact your Urologist or Treatment…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Your guide to bladder instillation treatment : procedures, infusions & tests
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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
Bladder--Diseases
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
You have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and your treatment is described in this booklet. There are 2 categories of bladder cancer: invasive bladder cancer and non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). This booklet focuses on treatment for NMIBC. The pamphlet explains the types of NMIBC, how NMIBC is treated, preparing for treatment, what to do after treatment, safety at home, and side effects. Information about tobacco use, support services, and when to contact your Urologist or Treatment Clinic is included. If you have ANY questions or concerns about your treatment, please ask your Cancer Care Team.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4038
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