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Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP)

Treatment

 

Navigating Your Cancer Journey

Navigating your Cancer Journey Class Slides

Videos

Navigating Your Cancer Journey Class Video

The Two-Day Chemotherapy and Chemo Treatment Tour Video
Tips from Fellow Cancer Patients

 


Chemotherapy Treatment Safety Information

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Chemotherapy.pdf
Safety Information for Patients Receiving Chemotherapy at Home (Baby Bottle Chemo).pdf

 

Quick Links

Need information and support living with cancer? Use the Cancer Care Services directory.              

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Systemic Therapy & Chemotherapy 

Symptom Management and Drug Info

 

Cancer Care Ontario Drug Information Sheets
Safe Use of Opioids Video

Intraperitoneal IP Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer Patients

Anti-Nausea Medication Guides

Supportive and Anti-Nausea Medication Guide for Chemo Patients

Anti-Nausea Medication Guide - Aprepitant with Dexamethasone (Day Before Chemo Start)
Anti-Nausea Medication Guide - Netupitant - Palonosetron
Anti-Nausea Medication Guide - Aprepitant (4 Day Regimen)
Anti-Nausea Medication Guide - Aprepitant (8 Day Regimen)
Anti-Nausea Medication Guide - Aprepitant with Palonosetron (4 Day Regimen)
Pre-Medication Guide for Patients with a reaction to Oxaliplatin


Oral Chemotherapy and Biotherapy

Patient Form and Tips for your Oral Chemo/Biotherapy
Oral Chemo/Biotherapy Patient Diary - Once a Day Treatment
Oral Chemo/Biotherapy Patient Diary - Twice a Day Treatment 

 


Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy Patient Fact Sheet


Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw.pdf -information for patients on bone modifying therapy.

 

Radiation

 

General Information about Radiation

A Cancer Patient's Guide to Radiation Therapy

New Patient Radiation Class Slides

 

CT Simulation and Treatment Preparation for Pelvic Radiation

CT Simulation and Treatment Preparation for Stomach Cancer

CT Simulation with IV Contrast

Deep Inspiration Breath Hold - a procedure that requires you to hold your breath during your CT scan and daily treatments. For patients with left-sided breast cancer.

Mepitel Film Instructions - for patients undergoing radiation therapy to their breast/chestwall.

 

              

Information for managing side effects of radiation therapy

Managing Side Effects of Brain Radiation Therapy

Managing Side Effects of Breast Radiation Therapy

Managing Side Effects of Chest, Lung and Esophagus Radiation Therapy
Managing Side Effects of Colorectal and Anal Radiation Therapy

Managing Side Effects of Palliative Radiation Therapy

Managing Side Effects of Pelvic Radiation for Gynaecological Cancers

Managing Side Effects of Prostate Radiation Therapy
Managing Side Effects of Skin Radiation Therapy

Dexamethasone Information for patients undergoing radiation therapy

Saline Compresses for Radiation Skin Reactions
Sitz Bath Instructions for Radiation Patients

 

Information for patients who have finished radiation therapy

Finished Treatment Instructions for patients of all cancer types (except for ones listed below).

Finished Treatment Instructions for Chest, Lung and Esophagus Cancer Patients

Finished Treatment Instructions for Breast Cancer Patients

Finished Treatment Instructions for Gyn (Gynae) Cancer Patients

 

SURGERY

 

Gynae Post-Surgery Checklist and Instructions - for female patients who just had surgery for their gynae cancer (vaginal, vulvar, fallopian, cervical, uterine cancer)

Sitz Bath Instructions for Patients After Gynaecological Surgery

Vulvar skin care instructions for women after a vulvectomy

SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT

Get help managing your cancer symptoms

Get help managing your cancer symptoms (symptom hotline)
             

Keeping track of your symptoms

My Health Diary (symptom diary tracker) -helps you keep track of your symptoms, test results, appointments, etc. Please bring this each time you visit the Cancer Centre to show your health team.
My Health Diary - symptom diary only -download this if you only need the symptom diary.

My Health Diary - bloodwork tracker only - download this if you only need the bloodwork tracker.

Symptom Screening

Your Symptoms Matter - General Symptoms (ESAS)

Your Symptoms Matter - Prostate Cancer (EPIC)

 

Information on common cancer and treatment-related symptoms

Anemia

Anemia.pdf

 

Anxiety (worry)

Anxiety

 

Bowel Function (for prostate cancer patients)

 

Cancer Related Brain Fog (also called Chemo Brain)

Cancer Related Brain Fog

 

Constipation

Constipation

 

Depression (feeling sad, down or hopeless)

Depression

 

Diarrhea

Diarrhea

 

Exercise for People with Cancer

 

Extravasation

How to Care for an Extravasation.pdf

 

Fatigue/Tiredness

Manage Cancer Related Fatigue.pdf

YOU Are the Medicine for Fatigue -Dr. Mike Evans video makes understanding fatigue easy.

          

Fever

Fever Care for Cancer Patients

Hormonal symptoms (for prostate cancer patients)

Loss of appetite

Loss of appetite

Eating well when you have cancer (Canadian Cancer Society)

What to eat (eating tips) when you have cancer

 

Low Platelets

Low Platelet.pdf

 

Low White Blood Cells

Low White Blood Cells.pdf

 

Lymphedema

Lymphedema Brochure.pdf

Lymphedema - What Every Cancer Patient Needs to Know

Lymphedema Resources in the Community.pdf

Lymphedema Pre-Clinic Class Slides


Mouth Care

Mouth care and managing mouth problems

Cancer Treatment and Dental Health.pdf-information for patients to give to their dentist.         

 

Nausea & Vomiting

Nausea & Vomiting

 

Pain Management

Pain

 

Sexual Health

Sexual Health, Intimacy and Cancer Clinic (SHIC)

Erectile dysfunction

Vaginal dilators

Vaginal dryness and discomfort

Vaginal stenosis (shortening or narrowing)

Managing Sexual Problems for Prostate Cancer Patients 

 

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath

 

Urinary Incontinence (for Prostate Cancer Patients)

Urinary Problems (for Prostate Cancer Patients)

Gynae - Skin Care

Genital skin care tips for women