Cancer Care Nova Scotia: Upcoming Sessions

Cancer Answers Public Lectures

The Cancer Answers Lecture Series continues with more opportunities to hear quality cancer information from expert speakers at a location close to you via telehealth.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7-8:30pmAfter Cancer Treatment – Then What with speaker Tom MacNeil, Social Worker, Cape Breton Cancer Centre. The Speaker will be in Halifax and you can also participate via telehealth in:  Amherst, Antigonish, Baddeck, Bridgewater, Evanston, Guysborough, Kentville, Middleton, New Glasgow, Shelburne, Sherbrooke, Sydney, Tatamagouche, Truro, Windsor and Yarmouth.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7-8:30pmTalking to Children about Cancer – When a Parent or Grandparent has Cancer – with speaker Joan Hamilton, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Capital Health Cancer Care Program.  The Speaker will be in Halifax and telehealth locations include: Amherst, Antigonish, Baddeck, Bridgewater, Canso, Dartmouth, Evanston, Middleton, New Glasgow, Shelburne, Sherbrooke, Sydney, Tatamagouche, Truro, Windsor and Yarmouth.

Details on lecture locations can be obtained by phoning 1-866-599-2267 or by visiting the Cancer Care Nova Scotia website at www.cancercare.ns.ca

New info – After the lecture, presentations are available on our website at www.cancercare.ns.ca (along with all previous lecture presentations) under the Cancer Answers Lecture Series.  Videos of select lectures will be available for a limited time for download from our website at www.cancercare.ns.ca . You can also access a copy on DVD at Regional Libraries or in your own Health District.  Lectures are aired on Eastlink Cable Television and available on Eastlink On Demand so you can watch them free of charge at your convenience.

For more information:

Phone toll free 1-866-599-2267 or (902) 473-2637

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Cancer Transitions – Moving Beyond Treatment

Both the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre in Halifax and the Cape Breton Cancer Centre in Sydney are working with the YMCA and the Canadian Cancer Society to provide a Program called Cancer Transitions.  Cancer Transitions is a free, 2½-hour, six-week program designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment life.  It is designed for people who are just finishing active treatment and includes people who are up to two years from this point in their cancer journey.

Facilitators and guest speakers including a dietician, nurse, oncologist, and YMCA fitness specialist will lead you in exercises tailored to participants abilities and discuss strategies for managing stress, eating nutritiously and managing your health concerns.

Cancer Transitions covers the following topics:

Get Back to Wellness: Take Control of Your Survivorship

Exercise for Wellness: Customized Exercise

Emotional Health & Well-Being: From Patient to Survivor

Nutrition Beyond Cancer

Medical Management Beyond Cancer: What You Need to Know

Life Beyond Cancer

In Sydney the date for the next Program is September 21 – October 26, 2010 from 1-3:30pm at the YMCA on Charlotte Street.  For more information or to register, please call Kelly at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre at (902)567-8074.

In Halifax, a date (likely in October) has not been set yet.  For more information and to indicate your interest, please call Mary Lou Robertson, Medication Resource Specialist, Capital Health Cancer Care Program at (902)473-8241.

If you would like to see this Program offered in your District, it may be possible so please connect with me at (902)473-2637 or via email at {encode=”emmie.luther-hiltz@ccns.nshealth.ca” title=”emmie.luther-hiltz@ccns.nshealth.ca”} to express your interest.

Ways to Wellness – Two Days of Hoping and Coping

The Cape Breton Cancer Centre is again offering – Ways to Wellness: Two Days of Hoping and Coping,  a program for cancer patients, survivors and family members.  It will take place in Sydney on October 29th and 30th from 8-4pm.

This unique program will provide information and sharing with a focus on living well with cancer. It will provide skills and knowledge to assist patients along the cancer journey and is intended to optimize health and wellness of cancer patients, survivors and family members.  Education on health promotion and wellness, lifestyle modification, effective coping strategies and stress reduction techniques will be the focus of the program.

For more information or to register, call Kelly at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre at (902)567-8074.

Skills for Healing Weekend Retreats

Dr. Rob Rutledge, Radiation Oncologist and Tim Walker, PhD Psychotherapist and Teacher from Eastwind Stress Reduction feature in these two Weekend Retreats.  Limited bursaries will be provided to cover travel and childcare based on need and availability of funds.  You will learn about:

Complete cancer care including diet and complementary Rx

Stress reduction techniques

The body-mind-spirit connection

Meditation, relaxation and group discussions

October 1-3, 2010 in Halifax, free for people with a diagnosis of Thyroid cancer and an accompanying family member or caregiver with an $80 deposit required to register.  For more information call Helen at (902)473-3887 or visit www.healingandcancer.org

November 12-14, 2010 in Rothesay, New Brunswick (Nova Scotians can also attend) It is free for people with a diagnosis of cancer and an accompanying family member or caregiver with a $50 deposit, cheque required to register.  For more information contact Nancy Baker at (506)849-1697, {encode=”nancyjanebaker@hotmail.com” title=”nancyjanebaker@hotmail.com”} or visit www.itsnotjustonething.com

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