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Cancer -- A focus for chronic disease management
Two years ago the Pictou County Health Authority established a special committee to look at the implications and coordination of chronic disease in their community. This year the committee will focus its attention on  a disease not typically thought of as a chronic disease – cancer.  More often, chronic disease is thought of as diabetes, heart disease or others.

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However, cancer, because of the successes in early detection and improved drugs and management, has become a chronic disease. Pictou County Health Authority recognizes this and will be focusing on cancer services, gaps, and opportunities in their district.


L-R: Patrick Mullally and Jennifer McCarron, members of the Chronic Disease Prevention Management Committee

“The perception of cancer as a chronic disease is relatively new. It’s often seen as a disease you can do nothing about, but that is not always the case,” says Jennifer McCarron, Primary Health Care Manager, Pictou County Health Authority Pictou County Health Authority recognizes this and will be focusing on cancer services, gaps, and opportunities in their district.



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