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Author McKay, Judith.

Title The chemotherapy survival guide : everything you need to know to get through treatment / Judith McKay, Tamera Schacher.

Published Oakland, Calif. : New Harbinger Publications, [2009]
©2009

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  616.994061 MCKA    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description viii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-214) and index.
Contents Introduction 1 -- Cancer-Fighting Treatments -- What This Book Offers -- What This Book Can't Do -- Chapter 1 What Is Chemotherapy? 7 -- A Primer on Cell Life -- Characteristics of Cancer Cells -- Diagnosis -- Treatment Choices -- Side Effects of Chemotherapy -- In Conclusion -- Chapter 2 Understanding Your Treatment Plan 19 -- 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 -- Chapter 3 Understanding Blood Tests 31 -- 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 -- Chapter 4 IV Experience 49 -- 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 -- Chapter 5 Preventing Nausea 69 -- What Causes Nausea? -- Nausea and Chemotherapy -- Types of Antinausea Medicines and How They Work -- Patterns of Nausea -- Importance of Fluids -- Step-by-Step Hints -- In Conclusion -- Chapter 6 Coping with Other Digestion Changes 87 -- Your Digestive System -- Mouth and Throat Problems -- Appetite Problems -- Heartburn -- Diarrhea -- Constipation -- In Conclusion -- Chapter 7 Maintaining Good Nutrition By Tinrin Chew, RD, CSO 103 -- Getting Ready -- Weight Gain and Weight Loss -- Chemo Cycles -- Recommendations for Digestive Difficulties -- About the Author -- Chapter 8 Coping with Fatigue 125 -- Why Does Fatigue Happen? -- When Does Fatigue Happen? -- How Your Doctor Can Help -- Things You Can Do -- In Conclusion -- Chapter 9 Coping with Hair Loss and Skin Changes 139 -- Hair -- How to Cope with Thinning Hair -- Skin and Nails -- In Conclusion -- Chapter 10 Coping with Nervous-System Changes 153 -- Peripheral Neuropathy -- Peripheral Neuropathy and Constipation -- Peripheral Neuropathy and Hearing Loss -- Chemo Brain -- In Conclusion -- Chapter 11 Sexuality 171 -- 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 -- Chapter 12 Fertility 183 -- 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 -- Chapter 13 Mind and Body / Burton A. Presberg 199 -- Emotional Impact of Cancer -- Mind and Body: What's the Connection? -- Help Along the Way -- Finding Your Own Path -- Suggested Reading -- Chapter 14 Relaxation and Stress Reduction 215 -- Deep Breathing -- Breathing and Imagery -- Other Relaxation Imagery -- Mindfulness -- Progressive Muscle Relaxation -- Affirmations -- In Conclusion -- Chapter 15 Preparing to Start Chemo: A Practical Guide 231 -- Before You Start Chemo -- During Your Chemo Treatment -- After Your Chemo Treatment -- In Conclusion -- Chapter 16 Life After Cancer Treatments: Being a Survivor 243 -- Physical Changes -- Emotional Issues -- Getting Back to Normal -- In Conclusion.
Other author Schacher, Tamera.
Subject Cancer -- Chemotherapy -- Popular works.
Standard Number 2887088
ISBN 9781572246218 (paperback: alk. paper)
1572246219 (paperback: alk. paper)