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CANCER-FIGHTING TREATMENTS
WHAT THIS BOOK OFFERS
WHAT THIS BOOK CAN’T DO
Chapter 1
A PRIMER ON CELL LIFE
CHARACTERISTICS OF CANCER CELLS
DIAGNOSIS
TREATMENT CHOICES
IN CONCLUSION
Chapter 2
FOUNDATIONS OF THE TREATMENT PLAN
CLINICAL TRIALS
TREATMENT PLANS CAN CHANGE
Chapter 3
WHY TEST YOUR BLOOD?
RED BLOOD CELLS
WHITE BLOOD CELLS
INFECTIONS
PLATELETS
PLASMA
LOOKING AT YOUR LAB RESULTS
TUMOR MARKERS
Chapter 4
THE BASICS ABOUT VEINS
GETTING YOUR IV STARTED
BAGS, BOTTLES, TUBING, AND PUMPS
HOW DO YOU COPE?
IV PROBLEMS
VENOUS ACCESS DEVICES
WATCHING OUT FOR PROBLEMS
Chapter 5
WHAT CAUSES NAUSEA?
NAUSEA AND CHEMOTHERAPY
Chapter 6
YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
MOUTH AND THROAT PROBLEMS
APPETITE PROBLEMS
DIARRHEA
CONSTIPATION
Chapter 7
Maintaining Good Nutrition
GETTING READY
WEIGHT GAIN AND WEIGHT LOSS
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DIGESTIVE DIFFICULTIES
Chapter 8
WHY DOES FATIGUE HAPPEN?
WHEN DOES FATIGUE HAPPEN?
HOW YOUR DOCTOR CAN HELP
THINGS YOU CAN DO
Chapter 9
HAIR
HOW TO COPE WITH THINNING HAIR
SKIN AND NAILS
Chapter 10
PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
constipation:
PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY AND HEARING LOSS
CHEMO BRAIN
Chapter 11
CHANGES IN SENSATION
CHANGES IN HORMONES
THINGS THAT CAN HELP MEN
Chapter 12
GET INFORMATION
FERTILITY: THE BASICS
REPRODUCTIVE OPTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
COSTS
Chapter 13
Mind and Body
THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF CANCER
HELP ALONG THE WAY
FINDING YOUR OWN PATH
SUGGESTED READING
Chapter 14
DEEP BREATHING
BREATHING AND IMAGERY
MINDFULNESS
PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION
AFFIRMATIONS
Chapter 15
Preparing to Start Chemo: A Practical Guide
BEFORE YOU START CHEMO
DURING YOUR CHEMO TREATMENT
AFTER YOUR CHEMO TREATMENT
Chapter 16
PHYSICAL CHANGES
EMOTIONAL ISSUES
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The Chemotherapy Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Through Treatment

The Chemotherapy Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Through Treatment

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When you're facing cancer treatment, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and alone. Between the hospital or clinic environment and the medical terminology used by doctors and health care professionals, you may feel as though you've entered a foreign country. Written by two experienced oncology nurses, this compassionate and comprehensive guide explains in plain English everything you need to know about your treatment, including what you can expect at each stage of chemotherapy and what you can do to prevent or minimize side effects. Packed with practical suggestions, nutritional advice, relaxation skills, and other techniques to help strengthen your body and calm your mind, The Chemotherapy Survival Guide is a must-have resource for anyone navigating this difficult time.
When you're facing cancer treatment, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and alone. Between the hospital or clinic environment and the medical terminology used by doctors and health care professionals, you may feel as though you've entered a foreign country. Written by two experienced oncology nurses, this compassionate and comprehensive guide explains in plain English everything you need to know about your treatment, including what you can expect at each stage of chemotherapy and what you can do to prevent or minimize side effects. Packed with practical suggestions, nutritional advice, relaxation skills, and other techniques to help strengthen your body and calm your mind, The Chemotherapy Survival Guide is a must-have resource for anyone navigating this difficult time.

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