The Cancer Recovery Guide

Author: Prof. Kerryn Phelps

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1743538626

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

View: 2358

From Australia's most trusted GP, Professor Kerryn Phelps AM, comes a comprehensive, accessible and compassionate guide for cancer patients and their families and carers. A cancer diagnosis is a difficult life event and just the beginning of a long and challenging journey. Professor Phelps has provided care to numerous cancer patients over many years and knows the issues they face. Her philosophy is always to empower patients with the information they need to improve their wellbeing in whatever way possible. In The Cancer Recovery Guide, Professor Phelps provides expert advice on: * what to do when you are first diagnosed * how to get the best from your medical team * what to expect from cancer-specific treatments and how to manage side effects * medically proven complementary therapies to help manage pain, stress, fatigue and reduced immunity * the role of sleep, exercise and nutrition in easing the effects of treatment and facilitating recovery * strategies for both patients and carers to cope with the emotional toll of cancer. Based on the latest research, clinical experience and a deep practical knowledge of the healthcare system, this is an indispensable guide to dealing with our most feared but most common disease.


The Complete Recovery Guide

Author: Jonathan Chamberlain

Publisher: Blacksmith Books

ISBN: 0954596013

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 355

View: 7201

Unable to find references that provided the breath of information he needed when his wife was diagnosed with cancer, Chamberlain decided to compile his own on alternative treatments.

Cancer Survival Guide

How to Conquer It and Live a Good Life

Author: Charlotte Libov

Publisher: Humanix Books

ISBN: 1630060151

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 292

View: 6606

When faced with cancer, timely and educated healthcare decisions are crucial to recovery. Put the odds in your favor with the help of Cancer Survival Guide — the leading manual of its kind, offering the most comprehensive and cutting-edge information on the subject, such as: • Comprehensive info on the 13 most common cancers including lung, breast, prostate, and colon • New genetic tests that can reveal your risk • Early detection and prevention techniques • Latest medical breakthroughs and miracle drugs • Alternative therapies that really work • How to find the best treatments and doctors • Locate a lifesaving clinical trial near you • Find cost-effective therapies and free resources Don't let a cancer diagnosis fill you with feelings of fear, panic, and helplessness. Take back your power with Cancer Survival Guide.

The Complete Cancer Survival Guide

The Most Comprehensive, Up-to-date Guide for Patients and Their Families : with Advice from Dozens of Leading Cancer Specialists at More Than 30 Major Cancer Centers

Author: Peter Teeley,Philip Bashe

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: 0385486057

Category: Medical

Page: 972

View: 8165

A guide for patients facing cancer encompasses advice ranging from overcoming obstacles to receiving state-of-the-art treatment and taking control of their own cancer care

Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management for Prostate Cancer Recovery Facilitator Guide

Author: Frank J. Penedo,Michael H. Antoni,Neil Schneiderman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199714230

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 3688

Men treated for localized prostate cancer have an excellent medical prognosis, but may have difficulty readjusting to life after surgery as a result of treatment related side effects. Changes in physical functioning and ongoing PSA monitoring due to the possibility of recurrence may bring added stress. Effective stress management is a key factor in increasing quality of life in this population and may play a role in maintaining overall health. Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM) and relaxation training constitute the two components of this comprehensive program. Each session provides participants with stress management skills, including cognitive restructuring, coping strategies, and social support. Participants practice a variety of relaxation methods, such as progressive muscle relaxation, imagery, and meditation. Relevant issues for men having had prostate cancer, such as sexuality and communication, are also addressed. This guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the corresponding workbook, which includes in-session exercises, monitoring forms, and homework assignments. Group meetings combined with home practice facilitate the application of effective stress management and relaxation techniques to the everyday lives of participants. Together, the guide and workbook include all the material and information needed to successfully implement this program. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! · All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research · A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date · Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available · Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated · A companion website ( offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources · Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

Breast Cancer

A Family Survival Guide

Author: Lucille M. Pederson,Janet M. Trigg

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897894388

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 282

View: 9049

A supportive, self-help manual on breast cancer. This book provides important information on detecting breast cancer, dealing with it physically and emotionally, and surviving it. Fears, truths, remedies, and alternatives are presented, weighed, and evaluated from perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, families, and experts. Issues such as insurance, physical changes, family stress, recovery, and death are discussed frankly and openly. The work includes valuable appendices including a glossary of terms, suggestions for further reading, questions to ask doctors, tips on assisting those with serious illness, and a patient's bill of rights. This book is a helpful guide to detecting breast cancer, dealing with it physically and emotionally, and surviving it. Pederson and Trigg have drawn on their own experiences with cancer patients to provide frank discussions of the physiological and psychological aspects of breast cancer. Fears, truths, remedies, and alternatives are presented, weighed, and evaluated from the perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, families, and friends. Issues such as insurance, physical changes, family stress, recovery, and death are discussed in language accessible to the general reader. The work includes valuable appendices including a glossary of terms, suggested reading, questions to ask doctors, tips on assisting those with serious illness, and a patient's bill of rights.

Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery

What the Practitioner Needs to Know and Do

Author: Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 161705061X

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 3482

Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery presents the first comprehensive program to guide the recovery from cancer and its treatment. The Manual helps you, other practitioners, and your staff members plan early intervention and promote healing right from the start, before distressing symptoms begin. Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery teaches how to guide patients and families in setting up a simple plan that minimizes treatment's unwanted effects, how to coordinate with other clinicians involved in the patient's management; and how to develop a directed survivorship program in your practice. Divided into three sections, the book covers what everyone needs to know about survivorship, how to implement effective and enduring care, and how to work with patients utilizing The LEARN System (Living, Education, Activity, Rest, Nutrition) that Dr. Fleishman developed. Manual also includes easy-to-use forms that patients may complete even before the initial consultation and post-treatment survivorship care plans for primary care providers. Whether used independently or in conjunction with Dr. FleishmanÌs patient-focused companion book Learn to Live Through Cancer, the Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery enables the oncology care team to anticipate patient and family needs even before they arise. The Manual will help you to: Organize recovery plans during treatment to improve quality of life Develop an innovative system to minimize loss of vital energy, lean body mass, and distress before they happen Develop a survivorship program for your practice Coordinate oncology care with specialists and primary care providers Integrate end-of-life issues into the care trajectory Improve patient care during and after treatment Nurture your patientsÌ recovery preventively and systematically

Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy; 4th Edition

How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day

Author: Malin Dollinger,Margaret Tempero,Sean Mulvihill

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740718564

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 925

View: 6916

Surveys the latest techology and techniques for diagnosing, treating, and managing cancer, and provides vital information on treatment options and supportive care.

The Gynaecological Cancer Guide

Sex, Sanity and Survival: Easyread Edition

Author: Margaret Heffernan


ISBN: 1427096392

Category: Medical

Page: 318

View: 2874

Women born in the Middle East use the phrase 'the cunning sickness' (mudhabith Arabic) or 'the bad illness' to talk about cancer, while both women born in the Middle East and Anglo-Australians use 'the Big C Anglo-Australian women also use rhyming slang to refer to cancer such as 'Jack the Dancer's got me.' Research has also found that women from Italy use 'that terrible illness,' 'the illness that has not localised,' and 'that illness that we've talked about' to talk about cancer. Biomedical terminology also assists these women in speaking of the unspeakable. Words such as the 'mass,' the 'tumour,' the 'cyst,' and the 'sarcoma' allow women to refer to cancer without using its name.

Learn to Live Through Cancer

What You Need to Know and Do

Author: Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1617050628

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 137

View: 5445

A roadmap to help you recover better and faster following a cancer diagnosisófrom the moment of diagnosis through remission and life after cancer. For more than 25 years, Dr. Fleishman has helped thousands of patients and families navigate the hopes, fears, and realities of cancer. In Learn to Live through Cancer, he provides a supportive and empowering guide so that you and your family know what to expect and how to proceed at every stage of your journey with cancer. Using the tools and suggestions of his step-by-step system, youíll learn how to: Evaluate your condition Improve communication with your health care providers Participate in care decisions more easily Research your illness and treatment options Assess complementary therapy options improve overall health habits Tend to your emotional well-being Adjust to the physical and emotional changes posttreatment Packed with practical tools and evidence-based advice, Learn to Live through Cancer is an essential companion for every cancer survivor and his or her loved ones.

Active Against Cancer

A Guide to Improving Your Cancer Recovery with Exercise

Author: Nancy Smith Brennan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983460107

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

View: 8454

Most people can improve their cancer recovery with exercise, according to the latest medical studies. Use this book, Active Against Cancer: A Guide to Improving Your Cancer Recovery with Exercise, when you are in cancer treatment, in cancer recovery, or, later on, as a cancer survivor. Based on the American College of Sports Medicine's 2010 guidelines for cancer patients, this book shows you what to do for exercise and why to do it. Medical concerns and warnings are reviewed. Simple, adjustable, personal exercise plans are explained with activities that you can easily do at home, outdoors, or in a fitness center. Tips for your success are part of this book's inspiring content, along with profiles of ten cancer survivors who used exercise during their cancer treatment and recovery. Learn where to participate in athletic cancer fundraisers and how to adjust your exercise levels during treatment. Let runner, skier, and swimmer, Nancy Brennan show you how to gain confidence in regaining your health-and hopefully beating cancer-by becoming active against cancer, starting today.

The Lahey Clinic Guide to Cooking Through Cancer: 100+ Recipes for Treatment and Recovery

Author: Lahey Clinic

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581577672

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 829

From one of the nation’s leading cancer centers, a bright, flavorful cookbook to help patients and their caregivers. Just as it changes your physical condition and alters your mental outlook, cancer and its treatment will transform how you eat. Having a meal takes on new meaning and presents a new set of challenges. Dr. Keith Stuart, head of oncology at the world-renowned Lahey Clinic, along with Corrine Zarwan, MD, and the team at the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center understand well the difficulty their patients have in determining the kind of food they feel like eating and what will combat particular symptoms they may be experiencing. With recipes thoroughly tested by Dr. Stuart, Dr. Zarwan, and on-staff physicians, nurses, and nutritionists, Cooking Through Cancer is designed to address the most common symptoms of someone undergoing treatment—dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, weight loss or excessive weight gain—and is organized and coded for easy identification of the right recipe for each need. Cooking Through Cancer is the first cookbook conceived of and produced by the team of a comprehensive cancer center that focuses on the nutritional needs of cancer patients. More than serving as a helpful reference guide for patients, this book is about finding enjoyment in something—good food—that cancer frequently ruins for people, and these meals are valuable tools for asserting control over that single, important aspect of your life and health.

The Breast Cancer Companion

A Guide For The Newly Diagnosed

Author: Valerie Rossi,Nancy Sokolowski, "RN, OCN"

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781935281566

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 450

View: 6471

Guidance, organization, and timely ìinsiderî tips to help your breast cancer treatment and recovery go as smoothly and successfully as possible. Filled with the best-of-the-best advice from the available research, leading doctors, breast cancer survivors, and Nancy Sokolowskiís 30 years as one of the countryís most respected and sought after breast health specialists, The Breast Cancer Companion is a step-by-step guide to assist you in mounting a smart, organized, and ultimately successful battle with breast cancer. Helping you stay well-organized and well-informed, this essential companion includes health information, tips, and resources, plus provides ample space and encouragement to record questions, thoughts and feelings, doctor's appointments, medications, and contact information for the oncology team and others. Youíll find: A calendar to plan and manage your schedule A directory to organize important contacts Questions to ask your medical team Tips and advice from breast cancer survivors Ample space to reflect on your experience A list of resources and breast cancer-related organizations With The Breast Cancer Companion at your side, youíll have the peace of mind, time, and energy to focus on what matters most: staying well and achieving a healthy outcome.

No Expiration Dates

A Cancer Patient's Strategies for Survival

Author: Leon Weisman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440168687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 1056

Cancer: It's a word that was previously whispered, but now it's frequently the lead-in to the evening news. There are ribbons, walk-a-thons, plays, and documentaries on the subject. In No Expiration Dates, author Leon Weisman presents an inspirational cancer guide with a fresh approach. Based on personal experience, Weisman offers a useful combination of practical advice, philosophical questions, and humorous observations with a touch of personal memoir. No Expiration Dates presents insights into the many challenges and questions a cancer diagnosis brings for both the patients and their families. Weisman's unique use of literary quotes helps to emphasize the message that a devastating illness is not only survivable but can enlighten previously held perceptions about life. A blueprint for survival, No Expiration Dates discusses the surreal nature of hospital stays, the fabric of doctor-patient relationships, and the world of chemotherapy. This non-medical guide provides an understanding of the coping mechanisms necessary to meet the emotional and social challenges of a cancer diagnosis. This memoir of discovery and hope helps develop positive paths to the goals of life extension and recovery.

Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Cancer in Older Adults

Author: Gary Shapiro,Ilene Browner

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449618871


Page: 187

View: 5810

Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Cancer in Older Adults was recently honored with 5 Stars from Doody's Book Review! Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Cancer in Older Adults is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining cancer treatment in older adults from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead, and performs the task of putting together your plan of care in layman’s terms. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you the ability to confidently participate in the decision making about your care and treatment. About the Series: Learning that you or someone you love has cancer is devastating, and feeling lost and powerless is a common immediate response. The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guides are designed to alleviate your anxiety, empower you with information, and enable you to fully understand your treatment options. Each book in this series is dedicated to a specific type of cancer. The information is there to help lighten your burden and to assist you in becoming an active participant in your care. Cancer rarely allows us to take a diversion from life, and offering guidance on how to continue to live life while working hard on getting well is part of the outcome we hope to help you achieve.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - E-Book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Ann Richards

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051713

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 470

The new edition of this highly popular book is an indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems for nurses starting work on the ward or returning to practice. It provides guidance in a variety of areas including: how to organise your job and yourself; how to assess patients; clinical information on a wide range of conditions; important principles, procedures and investigations; how to administer drugs safely; and what to do in an emergency. As well as information on how to do the job, the importance of communication and nursing care issues is emphasised. Background information is also given on underlying legal, health and safety issues. This book will help you with Organising your job and yourself Assessing patients Getting clinical information on a wide range of conditions Important principles, procedures and investigations Administering drugs safely What to do in an emergency Communication, legal health and safety issues A new section on professional practice relates current issues to nursing practice Updated drug section provides essential understanding of common drug classes New resuscitation guidelines

The Chemotherapy Survival Guide

Everything You Need to Know to Get Through Treatment

Author: Judith McKay,Tammy Schacher

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 157224822X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 8630

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.

Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Head and Neck Cancer

Author: Christine G. Gourin

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1449633218

Category: Medical

Page: 222

View: 3215

Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Uterine Cancer is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining uterine cancer treatment from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead, and performs the task of putting together your plan of care in layman's terms. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you the ability to confidently participate in the decision making about your care and treatment.

The Clinical Guide to Oncology Nutrition

Author: Laura Elliott,Laura L. Molseed,Paula Davis McCallum

Publisher: American Dietetic Associati

ISBN: 0880913398

Category: Cooking

Page: 270

View: 4859

Representing the most current oncology nutrition research, this new edition is the clinician's guide to understanding the nutritional needs and risks of cancer patients and to anticipating and responding with appropriate nutrition care. This guide explores the fundamentals -- from nutrition screening to therapy protocols to pharmacological management -- with new chapters devoted to ACS survivor guidelines, reimbursement guidelines and outcomes research.