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Cancer Answers Lecture Series

Cancer Answers is a lecture series designed by Cancer Care Nova Scotia. It was first introduced in June 2006 to provide Nova Scotians with quality cancer information. Four lectures, each dedicated to a specific cancer-related topic, are held each year.

Cancer Answers lectures are held in the Royal Bank Lecture of the Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer St., Halifax. The lectures are also available through video conferencing in health districts across the province. Click here for upcoming sessions.

In addition, the lectures are video-taped and are available for viewing at provincial libraries across the province. They are also being aired at a later date on community cable stations.

The presentation slides from the various lectures are posted on this site. Please note, however, that these slides do not capture the complete information shared during the lecture, nor are they to be relied on as providing complete clinical information. Please contact your physician for such information.


Lecture on Long Term Side-Effects of Chemotherapy

Dr. Daniel Rayson
Medical Oncologist, Capital Health Cancer Care Program
Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University

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Lecture on Radiotherapy in Cancer Care: Benefits and Side Effects

Dr. Rob Rutledge MD, Radiation Oncologist
Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
CEO, The Healing and Cancer Foundation

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Lecture on Cancer and Emotional Distress: Coping Strategies

Dr. Janice Howes, Psychologist, Capital Health
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University

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(Video courtesy of Eastlink Television)

Lecture on After Cancer Treatment: Then What?
Tom McNeil, Social Worker, Cape Breton Cancer Centre
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Lecture on Talking to Children about Cancer: When a Parent or Grandparent is Sick, presented by Joan Hamilton, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Capital Health Cancer Care Program

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(Video courtesy of Eastlink Television)

Lecture on “Men,Cancer and Sexuality,” by Dr. Deborah McLeod
Clinician Scientist, Psychosocial Oncology Team
Nova Scotia Cancer Centre
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Lecture on After Lymphoma Treatment: Adjusting to Life in Remission,
by Dr. David Macdonald, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
Hematologist, Capital Health
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Brain Fog: Cognitive Changes Associated with Cancer
Treatment by Dr. Heather Palmer, PhD, Founder/Director of Cognitive Rehabilitation Maximum Capacity: Strategies for Cognitive Enhancement

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Women, Cancer and Sexuality - presented by Dr. Deborah McLeod, Pyschosocial Oncology Team, Capital Health Cancer Care Program

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Support for people living with Leukemia and Lymphoma - presented by Tanya Hastings, Patient Services Manager, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada

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Cancer Related Fatigue presented by Joan Hamilton, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Capital Health Cancer Care Program.

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Trouble Getting a Good Nights Sleep? You’re Not Alone!
Cancer - Related Sleep Problems
presented by Deborah McLeod, Clinician Scientist
Capital District Cancer Care Program 
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Diet and the connection to cancer
presented by Patricia Poulson, Clinical Dietitian, Oncology (ENT), Capital Health Cancer Care Program 

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Cancer Answers

NEW! Cancer and Intergrative Medicine: A cancer specialist's perspective presented by Dr. Rob Rutledge, MD, Radiation Oncologist

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For a list of libraries that have the lectures on DVD, click here.