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Symptom Management

In honour of Ninon Bourque

Books of Interest available at your public library or local bookstore

Book cover to 100 Questions and Answers about symptom management100 Questions and Answers about Cancer Symptoms and Cancer Treatment Side Effects

by Joanne Frankel Kelvin; Leslie Tyson

ISBN: 9780763777609



Book cover to a Patient's guide to Cancer symptom managementA Patient's Guide to Cancer Symptom Management

by Carleton Brown

ISBN: 9781935864011
Publication Date: 2012

Report your symptoms

Reporting your cancer related symptoms tells us how you are feeling. It helps to start the conversation so we can help you to manage your symptoms.

Symptom assessment is done at every Cancer Centre across Ontario. The use of symptom management tools can give a patient a voice in their cancer journey.  Video: Allowing the Patient’s Voice to Help Guide their Care

You will be asked to report your symptoms at one of our computers regularly. Please read this booklet to know why it is so important for you to report your symptoms Tell us about your symptoms

You can click here to access Cancer Care Ontario’s Interactive Symptom Assessment and Collection (ISAAC) tool to report your symptoms from home.

The symptom management questions or also called the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) tool is also available to cancer patients to report symptoms. This tool is available online in many languages. Click here to access the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System in the language or your choice, you can print and complete it at home and bring it to your apt. Translated forms are also available in the clinic just ask the clerks.



Lymphedema is the swelling of your arm or leg and can be caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes.

If you have questions about lymphedema or need treatment for this condition please call 613-737-7700 ext. 70516 to attend the Lymphedema Education Class or to schedule an appointment with a physiotherapist for treatment.

Treatment can also be provided by private physiotherapists  at a cost.

Some people require  compression garments  when they have lymphedema.  The need for this should be assessed by a physiotherapist or your health care team.

Nutrition Related Symptoms

For Information about:

Loss of Appetite, Diarrhea, Dry Mouth, Gas and Bloating, or Nausea & Vomiting go to  Nutrition information

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