A Better Cancer SystemCancer Care Nova Scotia, a program of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, was created to reduce the effects of cancer on individuals and families through research, prevention and screening, and lessen the fear of cancer through education and information.
Enabling QualitySince 1998, CCNS has led cancer system change and improved cancer services by bringing care closer to home, providing standards and guidelines to support consistent care, and increased skill levels of health professionals.
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Information and SupportCancer Care Nova Scotia is developing programs so patients and families have the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their care.
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Quality Prevention and CareCancer Care Nova Scotia works with cancer specialists and other health professionals across the province to develop policies and programs which enable quality cancer prevention and care, based on evidence and best practice.
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Prevention & DetectionAlmost 30 per cent of cancers can be prevented through diet and healthy lifestyle choices. CCNS works with partners to promote a healthy diet and active lifestyles.
Education is KeyThe field of cancer medicine is evolving daily. Continuing education provides health professionals with up-to-the-minute information on treatment and side effects to assist health professionals in meeting patients needs.
Interprofessional Core Curriculum »Surgical Oncology Network »Psychosocial Resource List»
Knowledge is PowerThrough research we learn more about cancer every day, improving treatment options for patients and getting another step closer to a cure. Statistics provide the big picture for districts and as a province, such as how treatments are working, where services are needed and help us plan for the future.
Nova Scotia women who have a particular kind of early stage breast cancer are now able to access the Oncotype Dx test.See our resource below for more information.
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See our Systemic Therapy Manual with links to cancer drug monographs and medication information sheets.