A Better Cancer SystemCancer Care Nova Scotia, a program of the Department of Health and Wellness, 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.
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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 district health authorities, cancer specialists and other health professionals 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.

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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.

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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.

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Teach Back Method: Helping patients understand their diagnosis and treatment plan

Cancer Care Nova Scotia has developed a learning module that uses video demonstrations of the teach-back method in an oncology setting. It gives examples of how clinicians can provide patient teaching that will improve patient understanding, compliance with protocols and lead to better treatment outcomes.

For more information see our Health Professionals Resources and Tools page.

Cancer Related Events
July 22 - September 19, 2014
Atlantic Canada-wide
September 12 - September 14, 2014
Tatamagouche, NS
October 19, 2014
Halifax, NS


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