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News and Notes

•“After Cancer News and NotesTreatment: Then What?” is the topic of the next Cancer Answers Public Lecture. It will be held on October 5, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Royal Bank Lecture Theatre of the Halifax Infirmary. It will also be available by video conference in health districts across the province. It will be presented by Mr. Tom MacNeil, Social Worker, Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
For a complete listing of video conference sites, please go to

•A Skills for Healing Weekend Retreat for thyroid cancer patients will be held in Halifax, October 1-3, 2010. Participants will learn about complete cancer care including diet and complementary therapies; stress reduction techniques, and the body-mind-spirit connection. The weekend will also include meditation, relaxation and group discussions.

The retreat is free to individuals with a diagnosis of thyroid cancer and an accompanying family member or caregiver, but an $80 deposit is required, upon registration. Limited bursaries are available to cover travel and childcare – based on need and availability of funds. For more information contact Helen at 902-473-3887 or visit