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The chemotherapy survival guide : everything you need to know to get through treatment, Judith McKay, Tamera Schacher, (electronic resource)

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The chemotherapy survival guide : everything you need to know to get through treatment
Title
The chemotherapy survival guide
Title remainder
everything you need to know to get through treatment
Statement of responsibility
Judith McKay, Tamera Schacher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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McKay, Judith
Dewey number
616.99/4061
LC call number
RC271.C5
LC item number
M35 2009
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Schacher, Tamera
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  • Cancer
  • Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
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The chemotherapy survival guide : everything you need to know to get through treatment, Judith McKay, Tamera Schacher, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (213) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Cancer-fighting treatments -- What this book offers -- What this book can't do -- 1. What is chemotherapy? -- A primer on cell life -- Characteristics of cancer cells -- Diagnosis -- Treatment choices -- Side effects of chemotherapy -- In conclusion -- 2. Understanding your treatment plan -- Foundations of the treatment plan -- Deciding on the treatment plan -- Clinical trials -- How will you know if the treatment plan is working? -- Treatment plans can change -- In conclusion -- 3. Understanding blood tests -- Why test your blood? -- Bone marrow : the blood-cell factory -- Red blood cells -- White blood cells -- Infections -- Platelets -- Plasma -- Looking at your lab results -- Tumor markers -- Communicating with other health care professionals -- In conclusion -- 4. The IV experience -- The basics about veins -- Getting your IV started -- Bags, bottles, tubing, and pumps -- Staying comfortable during chemotherapy -- How do you cope? -- IV problems -- Venous access devices -- Watching out for problems -- Which one is right for you? -- In conclusion -- 5. Preventing nausea -- What causes nausea? -- Nausea and chemotherapy -- Types of antinausea medicines and how they work -- Patterns of nausea -- The importance of fluids -- Step-by-step hints -- In conclusion -- 6. Coping with other digestion changes -- Your digestive system -- Mouth and throat problems -- Appetite problems -- Heartburn -- Diarrhea -- Constipation -- In conclusion -- 7. Maintaining good nutrition / Tinrin Chew -- Getting ready -- Weight gain and weight loss -- Chemo cycles -- Recommendations for digestive difficulties -- About the author -- 8. Coping with fatigue -- Why does fatigue happen? -- When does fatigue happen? -- How your doctor can help -- Things you can do -- In conclusion -- 9. Coping with hair loss and skin changes -- Hair -- How to cope with thinning hair -- Skin and nails -- In conclusion -- 10. Coping with nervous-system changes -- Peripheral neuropathy -- Peripheral neuropathy and constipation -- Peripheral neuropathy and hearing loss -- Chemo brain -- In conclusion -- 11. Sexuality -- Changes in sensation -- Changes in hormones -- Getting information -- Things that can help men -- Things that can help women -- Changes in body image -- Resuming sexual activity -- Birth control during treatment -- In conclusion -- 12. Fertility -- Get information -- Fertility : the basics -- Reproductive effects of treatment for men -- Reproductive options for men before or during treatment -- Reproductive effects of treatment for women -- Reproductive options for women before or during treatment -- Evaluating your fertility after treatment -- Reproductive options after treatment -- Costs -- In conclusion -- 13. Mind and body / Burton A. Presberg -- The emotional impact of cancer -- Mind and body : what's the connection? -- Help along the way -- Finding your own path -- Suggested reading -- 14. Relaxation and stress reduction -- Deep breathing -- Breathing and imagery -- Other relaxation imagery -- Mindfulness -- Progressive muscle relaxation -- Affirmations -- In conclusion -- 15. Preparing to start chemo : a practical guide -- Before you start chemo -- During your chemo treatment -- After your chemo treatment -- In conclusion -- 16. Life after cancer treatments : being a survivor -- Physical changes -- Emotional issues -- Getting back to normal -- In conclusion -- Index
  • Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Cancer-fighting treatments -- What this book offers -- What this book can't do -- 1. What is chemotherapy? -- A primer on cell life -- Characteristics of cancer cells -- Diagnosis -- Treatment choices -- Side effects of chemotherapy -- In conclusion -- 2. Understanding your treatment plan -- Foundations of the treatment plan -- Deciding on the treatment plan -- Clinical trials -- How will you know if the treatment plan is working? -- Treatment plans can change -- In conclusion -- 3. Understanding blood tests -- Why test your blood? -- Bone marrow : the blood-cell factory -- Red blood cells -- White blood cells -- Infections -- Platelets -- Plasma -- Looking at your lab results -- Tumor markers -- Communicating with other health care professionals -- In conclusion -- 4. The IV experience -- The basics about veins -- Getting your IV started -- Bags, bottles, tubing, and pumps -- Staying comfortable during chemotherapy -- How do you cope? -- IV problems -- Venous access devices -- Watching out for problems -- Which one is right for you? -- In conclusion -- 5. Preventing nausea -- What causes nausea? -- Nausea and chemotherapy -- Types of antinausea medicines and how they work -- Patterns of nausea -- The importance of fluids -- Step-by-step hints -- In conclusion -- 6. Coping with other digestion changes -- Your digestive system -- Mouth and throat problems -- Appetite problems -- Heartburn -- Diarrhea -- Constipation -- In conclusion -- 7. Maintaining good nutrition / Tinrin Chew -- Getting ready -- Weight gain and weight loss -- Chemo cycles -- Recommendations for digestive difficulties -- About the author -- 8. Coping with fatigue -- Why does fatigue happen? -- When does fatigue happen? -- How your doctor can help -- Things you can do -- In conclusion -- 9. Coping with hair loss and skin changes -- Hair -- How to cope with thinning hair -- Skin and nails -- In conclusion -- 10. Coping with nervous-system changes -- Peripheral neuropathy -- Peripheral neuropathy and constipation -- Peripheral neuropathy and hearing loss -- Chemo brain -- In conclusion -- 11. Sexuality -- Changes in sensation -- Changes in hormones -- Getting information -- Things that can help men -- Things that can help women -- Changes in body image -- Resuming sexual activity -- Birth control during treatment -- In conclusion -- 12. Fertility -- Get information -- Fertility : the basics -- Reproductive effects of treatment for men -- Reproductive options for men before or during treatment -- Reproductive effects of treatment for women -- Reproductive options for women before or during treatment -- Evaluating your fertility after treatment -- Reproductive options after treatment -- Costs -- In conclusion -- 13. Mind and body / Burton A. Presberg -- The emotional impact of cancer -- Mind and body : what's the connection? -- Help along the way -- Finding your own path -- Suggested reading -- 14. Relaxation and stress reduction -- Deep breathing -- Breathing and imagery -- Other relaxation imagery -- Mindfulness -- Progressive muscle relaxation -- Affirmations -- In conclusion -- 15. Preparing to start chemo : a practical guide -- Before you start chemo -- During your chemo treatment -- After your chemo treatment -- In conclusion -- 16. Life after cancer treatments : being a survivor -- Physical changes -- Emotional issues -- Getting back to normal -- In conclusion -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000623814
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
viii, 267 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781572246218
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008052321
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000623814
Label
The chemotherapy survival guide : everything you need to know to get through treatment, Judith McKay, Tamera Schacher, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (213) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Cancer-fighting treatments -- What this book offers -- What this book can't do -- 1. What is chemotherapy? -- A primer on cell life -- Characteristics of cancer cells -- Diagnosis -- Treatment choices -- Side effects of chemotherapy -- In conclusion -- 2. Understanding your treatment plan -- Foundations of the treatment plan -- Deciding on the treatment plan -- Clinical trials -- How will you know if the treatment plan is working? -- Treatment plans can change -- In conclusion -- 3. Understanding blood tests -- Why test your blood? -- Bone marrow : the blood-cell factory -- Red blood cells -- White blood cells -- Infections -- Platelets -- Plasma -- Looking at your lab results -- Tumor markers -- Communicating with other health care professionals -- In conclusion -- 4. The IV experience -- The basics about veins -- Getting your IV started -- Bags, bottles, tubing, and pumps -- Staying comfortable during chemotherapy -- How do you cope? -- IV problems -- Venous access devices -- Watching out for problems -- Which one is right for you? -- In conclusion -- 5. Preventing nausea -- What causes nausea? -- Nausea and chemotherapy -- Types of antinausea medicines and how they work -- Patterns of nausea -- The importance of fluids -- Step-by-step hints -- In conclusion -- 6. Coping with other digestion changes -- Your digestive system -- Mouth and throat problems -- Appetite problems -- Heartburn -- Diarrhea -- Constipation -- In conclusion -- 7. Maintaining good nutrition / Tinrin Chew -- Getting ready -- Weight gain and weight loss -- Chemo cycles -- Recommendations for digestive difficulties -- About the author -- 8. Coping with fatigue -- Why does fatigue happen? -- When does fatigue happen? -- How your doctor can help -- Things you can do -- In conclusion -- 9. Coping with hair loss and skin changes -- Hair -- How to cope with thinning hair -- Skin and nails -- In conclusion -- 10. Coping with nervous-system changes -- Peripheral neuropathy -- Peripheral neuropathy and constipation -- Peripheral neuropathy and hearing loss -- Chemo brain -- In conclusion -- 11. Sexuality -- Changes in sensation -- Changes in hormones -- Getting information -- Things that can help men -- Things that can help women -- Changes in body image -- Resuming sexual activity -- Birth control during treatment -- In conclusion -- 12. Fertility -- Get information -- Fertility : the basics -- Reproductive effects of treatment for men -- Reproductive options for men before or during treatment -- Reproductive effects of treatment for women -- Reproductive options for women before or during treatment -- Evaluating your fertility after treatment -- Reproductive options after treatment -- Costs -- In conclusion -- 13. Mind and body / Burton A. Presberg -- The emotional impact of cancer -- Mind and body : what's the connection? -- Help along the way -- Finding your own path -- Suggested reading -- 14. Relaxation and stress reduction -- Deep breathing -- Breathing and imagery -- Other relaxation imagery -- Mindfulness -- Progressive muscle relaxation -- Affirmations -- In conclusion -- 15. Preparing to start chemo : a practical guide -- Before you start chemo -- During your chemo treatment -- After your chemo treatment -- In conclusion -- 16. Life after cancer treatments : being a survivor -- Physical changes -- Emotional issues -- Getting back to normal -- In conclusion -- Index
  • Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Cancer-fighting treatments -- What this book offers -- What this book can't do -- 1. What is chemotherapy? -- A primer on cell life -- Characteristics of cancer cells -- Diagnosis -- Treatment choices -- Side effects of chemotherapy -- In conclusion -- 2. Understanding your treatment plan -- Foundations of the treatment plan -- Deciding on the treatment plan -- Clinical trials -- How will you know if the treatment plan is working? -- Treatment plans can change -- In conclusion -- 3. Understanding blood tests -- Why test your blood? -- Bone marrow : the blood-cell factory -- Red blood cells -- White blood cells -- Infections -- Platelets -- Plasma -- Looking at your lab results -- Tumor markers -- Communicating with other health care professionals -- In conclusion -- 4. The IV experience -- The basics about veins -- Getting your IV started -- Bags, bottles, tubing, and pumps -- Staying comfortable during chemotherapy -- How do you cope? -- IV problems -- Venous access devices -- Watching out for problems -- Which one is right for you? -- In conclusion -- 5. Preventing nausea -- What causes nausea? -- Nausea and chemotherapy -- Types of antinausea medicines and how they work -- Patterns of nausea -- The importance of fluids -- Step-by-step hints -- In conclusion -- 6. Coping with other digestion changes -- Your digestive system -- Mouth and throat problems -- Appetite problems -- Heartburn -- Diarrhea -- Constipation -- In conclusion -- 7. Maintaining good nutrition / Tinrin Chew -- Getting ready -- Weight gain and weight loss -- Chemo cycles -- Recommendations for digestive difficulties -- About the author -- 8. Coping with fatigue -- Why does fatigue happen? -- When does fatigue happen? -- How your doctor can help -- Things you can do -- In conclusion -- 9. Coping with hair loss and skin changes -- Hair -- How to cope with thinning hair -- Skin and nails -- In conclusion -- 10. Coping with nervous-system changes -- Peripheral neuropathy -- Peripheral neuropathy and constipation -- Peripheral neuropathy and hearing loss -- Chemo brain -- In conclusion -- 11. Sexuality -- Changes in sensation -- Changes in hormones -- Getting information -- Things that can help men -- Things that can help women -- Changes in body image -- Resuming sexual activity -- Birth control during treatment -- In conclusion -- 12. Fertility -- Get information -- Fertility : the basics -- Reproductive effects of treatment for men -- Reproductive options for men before or during treatment -- Reproductive effects of treatment for women -- Reproductive options for women before or during treatment -- Evaluating your fertility after treatment -- Reproductive options after treatment -- Costs -- In conclusion -- 13. Mind and body / Burton A. Presberg -- The emotional impact of cancer -- Mind and body : what's the connection? -- Help along the way -- Finding your own path -- Suggested reading -- 14. Relaxation and stress reduction -- Deep breathing -- Breathing and imagery -- Other relaxation imagery -- Mindfulness -- Progressive muscle relaxation -- Affirmations -- In conclusion -- 15. Preparing to start chemo : a practical guide -- Before you start chemo -- During your chemo treatment -- After your chemo treatment -- In conclusion -- 16. Life after cancer treatments : being a survivor -- Physical changes -- Emotional issues -- Getting back to normal -- In conclusion -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000623814
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
viii, 267 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781572246218
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008052321
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000623814

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