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Return to Work Made Easier for Cancer Survivors

Returning to work after any illness can be a challenge. For cancer survivors, the return to work (RTW) can be especially difficult due to the effects of cancer and its treatment.  Employers may lack understanding of cancer’s impact on work abilities, and how to provide accommodations at the workplace. Healthcare providers also have voiced a need for guidance on assessing readiness to return to work.

Cancer and Work (www.cancerandwork.ca) is a new, interactive website providing resources from across the country to survivors with practical, up-to-date information on returning to work, including support offered by provinces and territories.

Upcoming Accreditation Canada Survey

Every four years the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, like many healthcare organizations, undergoes an Accreditation Canada survey. The survey assesses our compliance with nationally accepted standards for patient care. This year the surveyors will be on site from April 11- 14, 2016. Working with Accreditation Canada and their surveyors helps us to improve quality, safety and efficiency so that we are able to offer the best possible care, services and outcomes for Saskatchewan people. For more information about Accreditation Canada visit https://accreditation.ca

Flu Shots for Patients

The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency will be offering flu shots from October 19 - November 6, 2015. Your health is important to us and our oncologists recommend that you get immunized to help protect yourself and others from getting the flu. Ask a member of your care team for more information.

Flu shots are available to all Saskatchewan residents free of charge.

Inside What's New

Gynecologic cancer patients in Saskatchewan will soon have improved access to care. In addition to the new gynecological oncologist program lead, five gynecological oncologists have received, signed and returned their letters of offer. Once contracts are finalized, six permanent gynecological oncologists will work in Saskatchewan. The Cancer Agency is working with the successful candidates to finalize start dates and employment contracts. Three positions will be based in Regina and three in Saskatoon. Read the news release here.

Planning for the future is important, especially when it comes to your health. Learn more about advance care plans and to download your copy of My Voice - your guide to advance care planning.

See what cancer-related services and supports are available.

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