Living Beyond Cancer –What Happens Now?


Finishing cancer treatment can be a time of highs and lows. For some people, going back to “normal life” or a “new normal” isn’t that easy. Some people can feel lost because they are no longer receiving active treatment; others have a hard time adjusting to not seeing their health care team regularly. Along with the relief you might feel finishing your treatment, it is normal to have concerns about your future. Many cancer patients say returning to life after cancer can be a journey in itself.

This class will give you information about what to expect after your cancer treatment.  This class takes place on the last Wednesday of every month, in community locations across Nova Scotia:


·         Amherst

·         Antigonish

·         Baddeck

·         Bridgewater

·         Cheticamp

·         Halifax

·         Inverness

·         Kentville

·         Neil’s Harbour

·         New Glasgow

·         Port Hawkesbury

·         Sydney

·         Yarmouth



Topics include:
• What is follow up care?
• Short and long term side effects of cancer treatment
• Physical activity
• Nutrition
• Coping and adjustment
• Spirituality
• Services available
• Who to talk to if you have sexual health concerns

Why should I attend this class?
By attending the Living Beyond Cancer class you will:
• Learn more about what happens after cancer treatment.
• Be able to ask the cancer care team questions about your follow up care.
• Meet other cancer survivors.

How do I register?
You can register using our online form.
Questions can be answered by calling 902-473-2637 during regular business hours. Our Patient Engagement Coordinator, Leslie Hill, will be happy to help you register or answer questions about the session.
Outside of Halifax, you can also leave a message on the Cancer Care Nova Scotia toll free number and someone will return your call: 1-866-599-2267 

  

Storm cancellation guidelines for Living Beyond Cancer

The decision to cancel will be based on the local weather forecast.  The decision to cancel class due to weather conditions will be made by 12 noon on the day before the class.  If your class is cancelled, you will receive a telephone call to let you know. 


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