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Lecture to Discuss Leukemia and Lymphoma

first_imgSupports for patients living with leukemia and lymphoma is the topic of the next Cancer Answers public lecture. The Cancer Care Nova Scotia event will be held Tuesday, April 3, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Royal Bank Lecture Theatre of the Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer St., Halifax. It will also be available by video conference at 17 sites across the province. The lecture series is designed to provide Nova Scotians with quality cancer information. The lecture will be presented by Tanya Hastings, patient services manager, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. “A diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or myelodysplastic syndrome is difficult for patients and their families,” said Ms Hastings. “Through funding blood cancer research, education and patient services, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada is working to ease the journey for patients who are living with these cancers. “During this lecture, I will talk about the support services available through our society and how patients, families and health professionals can access them.” Cancer Care Nova Scotia, a program of the Department of Health and Wellness, was created in 1998 to facilitate quality cancer prevention and care for Nova Scotians. It supports health professionals in providing patients with high quality care. Its work with other organizations and its screening programs raise awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyles to reduce cancer risk, and educate Nova Scotians about available testing such as Pap tests for cervical cancer and Home Screening Kits for colon cancer. The goal is to find cancer earlier and treat it better.last_img read more