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Table of Contents Visit www.healthreferenceseries.com to view A Contents Guide to the Health Reference Series, a listing of more than 13,000 topics and the volumes in which they are covered. Preface Part I: If Your Doctor Says It's Cancer Chapter 1-Finding a Cancer Doctor Chapter 2-Getting a Second Opinion Chapter 3-Tests Used to Diagnose and Monitor Cancer Chapter 4-Understanding Your Cancer Diagnosis Part II: Making Treatment and Cancer Care Decisions Chapter 5-Learning about Your Cancer and Treatment Choices Chapter 6-Understanding Prognosis and Cancer Statistics Chapter 7-Researching Medical Literature about Your Cancer Chapter 8-Which Study Results Are the Most Helpful in Making Cancer Care Decisions? Chapter 9-Types of Cancer Treatment Chapter 10-Understanding Cancer Medications Chapter 11-Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Care Chapter 12-Palliative Care Chapter 13-Transitional Care Planning Part III: Clinical Trials and Cancer Research Updates Chapter 14-Should You Take Part in a Clinical Trial? Chapter 15-How to Find a Clinical Trial Chapter 16-Access to Investigational Drugs Chapter 17-Cancer Vaccines: An Emerging Therapy Chapter 18-Angiogenesis Inhibitors: A Potential Anti-Cancer Tool Chapter 19-Studying Hyperthermia as a Cancer Treatment Chapter 20-Cancer Genomics Chapter 21-Gene Therapy Chapter 22-The Challenges and Promise of Proteomics Research Chapter 23-Nanotechnology in Cancer Research Part IV: Coping with Side Effects and Complications of Cancer Treatment Chapter 24-Nausea and Vomiting Chapter 25-Appetite Loss and Nutrition Therapy Chapter 26-Weight Gain Chapter 27-Gastrointestinal Complications of Cancer Treatment Chapter 28-Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment Chapter 29-Alopecia (Hair Loss) Chapter 30-Nervous System Disturbances Chapter 31-Cancer-Related Fatigue Chapter 32-Cancer Pain Chapter 33-Sexuality and Reproductive Concerns Related to Cancer Treatment Chapter 34-Fever, Sweats, and Hot Flashes Chapter 35-Pruritus (Itching) Chapter 36-Lymphedema Chapter 37-Blood Cell Deficiencies: Cytopenias Chapter 38-Hypercalcemia Chapter 39-Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer Part V: Emotional, Cognitive, and Mental Health Issues in Cancer Care Chapter 40-Dealing with a Changing Self-Image Chapter 41-Spirituality in Cancer Care Chapter 42-Cognitive Changes Related to Cancer Chapter 43-Normal Adjustment and Adjustment Disorders in Cancer Patients Chapter 44-Depression in Cancer Patients Chapter 45-Anxiety Disorders in Cancer Patients Chapter 46-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Cancer Patients Chapter 47-Substance Abuse Concerns in Cancer Patients Part VI: Maintaining Wellness during and after Cancer Treatment Chapter 48-Nutrition in Cancer Care Chapter 49-Drug-Nutrient Interactions Chapter 50-Cancer and Rehabilitation Chapter 51-Exercise for Cancer Survivors Chapter 52-The Effect of Smoking on Cancer Recurrence Chapter 53-What Is Normal after Cancer Treatment? Chapter 54-Cancer Survivorship: Follow-up Care Planning Part VII: Information for Friends, Family Members, and Caregivers Chapter 55-When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer Chapter 56-When Your Child Has Cancer Chapter 57-When Your Parent Has Cancer Chapter 58-When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer Part VIII: Additional Help and Information Chapter 59-A Glossary of Cancer Care Terms Chapter 60-Terms to Help You Understand Your Medical Bill and Health Insurance Chapter 61-Resources for Cancer Patients Chapter 62-The National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers Program Chapter 63-Financial Assistance for Cancer Care Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Cancer -- Popular works.
Cancer -- Patients -- Care.
Cancer -- Patients -- Life skill guides.