Table of contents for Cancer survivorship sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the physical, educational, emotional, social, and financial needs of cancer patients from diagnosis, through cancer treatment, and beyond, including facts about researching specific types of cancer and learning about clinical trials and treatment options, and featuring tips for coping with the side effects of cancer treatments and adjusting to life after cancer treatment concludes; along with suggestions for caregivers, friends, and family members of cancer patients, a glossary of cancer care terms, and directories of related resources / edited by Karen Bellenir.

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Table of Contents
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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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Cancer -- Popular works.
Cancer -- Patients -- Care.
Cancer -- Patients -- Life skill guides.