When Treatment is Complete
After your cancer treatments have finished, you will receive follow-up care to make sure you are recovering and that your cancer has not returned. Where you get your follow-up care will depend on the kind of care you need and the type of cancer you had. You may get your follow-up care in your community, or you may have to go to a cancer centre (Halifax or Sydney).
Follow-up care is often provided by your family doctor. Your family doctor will be told about your treatment and any further tests or care that you should receive. Through your family doctor, your healthcare team at the Cancer Centre will stay in touch with you and monitor your progress.
Ask your health care team about the Cancer Transitions program available in your area. Cancer Transitions is a program for cancer survivors which provides information and support about medical issues, exercise, nutrition, and emotional well-being
You and your family may find it helpful to read the booklet “Life After Cancer” available from the Canadian Cancer Society, call 1-888-939-3333 or visit www.cancer.ca
“Celebrate Life” Commissioned by Cancer Care Nova Scotia
, “Celebrate Life” builds on the survivorship theme and recognizes the strength of community, friendship, faith and love in the face of challenge. “Celebrate Life” was written, produced and performed by Nova Scotian singer songwriter and cancer survivor Terry Kelly to mark National Cancer Survivors Day.
The themes Mr. Kelly explores in “Celebrate Life”, are in keeping with his own thinking. “I am grateful for the gift of gratitude,” said Mr. Kelly. “I am grateful for the life that I have lived, for the life that I am living and for whatever life I have left to live. I am especially grateful for the loved ones and acquaintances that have shared, are sharing and have yet to share the joys and sorrows of the world with me. I am also grateful for the gift of choice, to choose between celebrating life or not.”
To listen to "Celebrate Life" click here