The medications you take have many uses, such as to treat, help prevent or lessen the symptoms of your disease or illness. They can be ordered for you by a doctor, you can buy them in a store or pharmacy, or they can be given to you as a sample by your doctor. Medications come in many different shapes, sizes and colours. They can also come in different strengths. If the medicine looks different, ask your pharmacist or doctor if it is the right medicine. Always ask your pharmacist when you start a new drug if it will react with the other drugs you are on.
Attend an Education Class
You and your family can attend an education class to learn more about oral anti-cancer medications. Classes are held at CancerCare Manitoba and taught by nurses or pharmacists.
What will you learn?
Ask your clinic staff for the times and locations of these classes.
E.R.I.K (Emergency Response Information Kit) is available from local Senior Resource Councils.
Call 204-945-6565 or Toll-free 1-800-665-6565 to find out the phone number of the Senior Resource Council nearest you. Kits are also available from Fire and Paramedic Stations.