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Interlake-Eastern RHA reminds residents about cancer services close to home
Interlake-Eastern RHA has a cancer navigation team that includes two nurse navigators, who work with people to ensure they have the information they need to make decisions about their treatment and guide and support them and their families through the entire cancer journey. Receiving information and support in a timely manner can help to reduce distress and anxiety. The team’s psychosocial oncology clinician is a social worker who assists with the emotional, psychological, social and practical issues that a cancer diagnosis can bring. With this help, clients can learn about and access support programs that may be of help.  Nurse navigators and cancer counseling services are free and available to everyone. Cancer Navigation Services can be reached at 1-855-557-2273. 
 
The cancer navigation services team also includes a community engagement liaison. This liaison who links people requesting service to the team and provides people with information about cancer services. The liaison can be reached by calling 1-204-739-4457. 
 
Interlake-Eastern RHA has three community cancer programs located in hospitals in Gimli, Pinawa and Selkirk. Community Cancer Programs are day clinics staffed by a team of family physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other health professionals who have received specialized education in oncology. Staff work with CancerCare Manitoba oncologists and their teams to provide comprehensive cancer care, including chemotherapy, follow-up care and support closer to home, allowing patients to stay connected to their families and communities.

Interlake-Eastern RHA also reminds residents to keep in mind that cancer screening saves lives. To find out more information about cancer screening visit: http://getcheckedmanitoba.ca
 
If you or someone you know, thinks they might have cancer or has been diagnosed with cancer, please call cancer navigation services at 1-855-557-2273 for information on how they can provide help. For more information, https://is.gd/cancercare .

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