News releases from Cancer Care Nova Scotia (Page 10)

Group to Discuss Cancer Care Closer to Home

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

CANCER CARE N.S. Group to Discuss Cancer Care Closer to Home

Focus Groups for Cancer Patients

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia is asking patients how it can improve the care system. It's holding the first in a series of Cancer Patient Navigation focus groups today in Yarmouth.

Reducing Nova Scotia's Cancer Rates

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

A provincial health agency is fighting back at Nova Scotia's high rates of new cancer cases and cancer deaths. Cancer Care Nova Scotia has launched a series of programs with the long-term goal of reducing these numbers.

Obesity in Nova Scotia Doubles in 12 Years

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

The rate of obesity in Nova Scotia has doubled between 1985 and 1997 for adults between the ages of 20 and 64. More than 37 per cent of Nova Scotian adults in this age range are now considered obese compared to 18.4 per cent in 1985.

Cancer Outreach Clinic Planned for Yarmouth

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer patients in the Yarmouth area may soon be able to receive care closer to home. Staff from Cancer Care Nova Scotia and Yarmouth Regional Hospital are meeting today to discuss reopening a cancer outreach clinic there.

Cancer Specialist Vacancies Filled in N.S.

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia's eighth and ninth medical oncologists have been successfully recruited this month, ending a year-long search that will give the province a full complement of cancer specialists by the fall of 2000. The new recruits also mean there will be more specialists serving cancer patients here than ever before.