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Transition Volunteers
- One stop for information and support after cancer treatment

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Although completing cancer treatment is a milestone worthy of celebration, patients often feel anxious about losing regular contact with their cancer care team. They may have questions about what happens next; the follow-up tests they need and how often; who to talk to if they have a concern; and where to find reliable information.
The role of the Transition Volunteer was developed by Cancer Care Nova Scotia, in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society (NS and BC) and the Central Zone Cancer Care Program in Halifax, to meet this need.

Funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the ‘Living Beyond Cancer – Moving to Follow-up Care’ is a pilot program designed to provide patients who are close to completing their cancer treatment, with a one-stop source for non-medical information and available community supports.

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