News Releases

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June 9, 2017

Sun Awareness Week: Enjoy the sun safely; reduce risk of skin cancer
About 2,300 Nova Scotians were diagnosed with non-melanoma or melanoma skin cancers in 2016. Many of these were skin cancers that could have been prevented with appropriate sun safety measures.

July 18, 2016

Nova Scotia women with certain forms of breast cancer can access genetic test through pilot project
Nova Scotia women who have a particular kind of early stage breast cancer will be able to access the Oncotype Dx test that measures cancer genes in a patient’s breast cancer tissue to help determine whether or not chemotherapy is beneficial following surgery.

July 12, 2016

Nova Scotia’s cancer system performs well compared to rest of Canada
The cancer system in Nova Scotia performs well compared to other Canadian provinces in areas including breast, cervical and colon cancer screening.

January 20, 2016

Volunteers Needed to Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking
Cancer Care Nova Scotia is looking for volunteers to serve as public advisors on a committee to develop programs to help cancer patients quit smoking.

November 18, 2015

Awards recognize cancer health professionals, volunteers
Cancer Care Nova Scotia will recognize a pharmacist, a palliative-care nurse, and a volunteer today, Nov. 18, at its annual Celebrating Excellence event.

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