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Cancer Survivorship Coping Tools We Ll Get You Through This

Author : Barbara Tako
ISBN : 9781782797746
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Hearing the words “You have cancer” can be devastating—some cancer patients even say that the emotional pain and loss of certainty from hearing this are worse than the pains from the cancer, surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy, and other treatments. This is the intimate journey of a melanoma and breast cancer survivor who honestly, and sometimes even humorously, shares her own story and offers supportive emotional tools to help people diagnosed with cancer, and their loved ones and caregivers, work through the emotional pain and upheaval of a cancer diagnosis. You will be supported in knowing what it feels like to hear you have cancer and be given a variety of helpful ideas to start feeling better whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, or months or years after treatment. If you are a caregiver, friend, or family member who wants to help, you will get a better understanding of the cancer experience as well as tools to help the person you care about.

Fatigue In Cancer

Author : Maryl Lynne Winningham
ISBN : 0763706302
Genre : Medical
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This book takes an extraordinary approach to an evasive topic. it winds its way through a universe of fatigue-related topics, including theory, research, historical roots, contemporary thoughts, self-reports, survivor stories, poetic interpretations, and pencil sketch illustrations. it is a composite of ideas from many sources and many disciplines. the clinician is left with a new understanding of fatigue that will impact his or her practice forever.


Author : Kathy Mydlach Bero
ISBN : 1986609286
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E.A.T. An Unconventional Decade In The Life Of A Cancer Patient was written in journal format, and is based on the 18 journals Kathy kept during her battle with two rare and aggressive cancers. She refused to accept the prognosis of death and found herself tallying the limitations of conventional medical protocol, which led to Kathy's conviction that neither cancer nor doctors would determine her fate. Despite taking advantage of everything her hospital had offered, Kathy's body was failing, leaving her to live half dead. Her story is an intimate portrait, chronicling the frustrations and hardships of taking on a harrowing battle within the context of our healthcare system while illuminating the path she traveled to self-advocate, evolve her thinking and transform her life from merely surviving to thriving. It's a must read for anyone suffering from cancer or another chronic disease, anyone treating patients or anyone simply looking for a more proactive approach to wellness. "When one door closes another will open, if you just turn the knob." - Kathy Mydlach Bero

Meeting Psychosocial Needs Of Women With Breast Cancer

Author : National Cancer Policy Board
ISBN : 9780309091299
Genre : Medical
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In Meeting Psychosocial Needs of Women with Breast Cancer, the National Cancer Policy Board of the Institute of Medicine examines the psychosocial consequences of the cancer experience. The book focuses specifically on breast cancer in women because this group has the largest survivor population (over 2 million) and this disease is the most extensively studied cancer from the standpoint of psychosocial effects. The book characterizes the psychosocial consequences of a diagnosis of breast cancer, describes psychosocial services and how they are delivered, and evaluates their effectiveness. It assesses the status of professional education and training and applied clinical and health services research and proposes policies to improve the quality of care and quality of life for women with breast cancer and their families. Because cancer of the breast is likely a good model for cancer at other sites, recommendations for this cancer should be applicable to the psychosocial care provided generally to individuals with cancer. For breast cancer, and indeed probably for any cancer, the report finds that psychosocial services can provide significant benefits in quality of life and success in coping with serious and life-threatening disease for patients and their families.

From Cancer Patient To Cancer Survivor

Author : Committee on Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life
ISBN : 9780309095952
Genre : Medical
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With the risk of more than one in three getting cancer during a lifetime, each of us is likely to experience cancer, or know someone who has survived cancer. Although some cancer survivors recover with a renewed sense of life and purpose, what has often been ignored is the toll taken by cancer and its treatment-on health, functioning, sense of security, and well-being. Long lasting effects of treatment may be apparent shortly after its completion or arise years later. The transition from active treatment to post-treatment care is critical to long-term health. From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor focuses on survivors of adult cancer during the phase of care that follows primary treatment. The book raises awareness of the medical, functional, and psychosocial consequences of cancer and its treatment. It defines quality health care for cancer survivors and identifies strategies to achieve it. The book also recommends improvements in the quality of life of cancer survivors through policies that ensure their access to psychosocial services, fair employment practices, and health insurance. This book will be of particular interest to cancer patients and their advocates, health care providers and their leadership, health insurers, employers, research sponsors, and the public and their elected representatives.

After Cancer Care

Author : Gerald Lemole
ISBN : 9781623365035
Genre : Health & Fitness
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After the intense experience and range of emotion that comes with surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy (or all three), cancer patients often find themselves with little or no guidance when it comes to their health post-treatment. After Cancer Care is the much-needed authoritative, approachable guide that fills this gap. It includes information on how to maintain physical health—with chapters on epigenetics, nutrition, and exercise—as well as emotional health through stress management techniques. The cutting-edge and growingly popular science of Epigenetics has shown that you are not stuck with your genetic history: your choices in diet, exercise, and even relationships can help determine whether or not your genes promote cancer, and therefore determine your propensity for relapse. Your lifestyle has an effect on the most common types of cancer including breast cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma, endometrial cancer, colon cancer, bladder cancer, and lymphoma. The doctors present easy-to-incorporate lifestyle changes to help you “turn on” hundreds of genes that fight cancer, and “turn off” the ones that encourage cancer, while recommending lifestyle plans to address each type. In addition, they share 34 healthy recipes and tips on staying active and exercising, detoxifying your house and environment, and taking supplements to help prevent relapse. With more than three decades of post-cancer-care experience, Drs. Lemole, Mehta, and McKee break down the science into palatable, practical takeaways so that you can drastically improve your quality of life and enjoy many years of cancer-free serenity.

The Human Side Of Cancer

Author : Jimmie Holland
ISBN : 9780061852787
Genre : Medical
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For more than twenty years, Dr. Holland has pioneered the study of psychological problems of cancer patients and their families -- whom she calls "the real experts." In The Human Side of Cancer, she shares what she has learned from all of them about facing this life-threatening illness and what truly helps along the cancer journey. This book is the next best thing to sitting in Dr. Holland's office and talking with her about the uncertainty and anxiety elicited by this disease. And it is a book that inspires hope -- through stories of the simple courage of ordinary people confronting cancer.

U S News World Report

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ISBN : UOM:39015075839020
Genre : United States
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American Cancer Society Complete Guide To Nutrition For Cancer Survivors

Author : Abby S. Bloch
ISBN : 0944235786
Genre : Cooking
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Fill up on expert advice .Learn the benefits of.eating well to help yourself feel better during treatment.and heal and recover more quickly. Some treatments.can cause side effects, and its encouraging that many of.these can be alleviated through good nutrition. In this.friendly and practical handbook, recognized dietitians.and the American Cancer Society medical staff explain.what to eatand what to avoidto stay strong and.maximize the benefits of treatment.

Cancer Care For The Whole Patient

Author : Institute of Medicine
ISBN : 9780309134163
Genre : Medical
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Cancer care today often provides state-of-the-science biomedical treatment, but fails to address the psychological and social (psychosocial) problems associated with the illness. This failure can compromise the effectiveness of health care and thereby adversely affect the health of cancer patients. Psychological and social problems created or exacerbated by cancer--including depression and other emotional problems; lack of information or skills needed to manage the illness; lack of transportation or other resources; and disruptions in work, school, and family life--cause additional suffering, weaken adherence to prescribed treatments, and threaten patients' return to health. Today, it is not possible to deliver high-quality cancer care without using existing approaches, tools, and resources to address patients' psychosocial health needs. All patients with cancer and their families should expect and receive cancer care that ensures the provision of appropriate psychosocial health services. Cancer Care for the Whole Patient recommends actions that oncology providers, health policy makers, educators, health insurers, health planners, researchers and research sponsors, and consumer advocates should undertake to ensure that this standard is met.

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