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21st Century Understanding Cancer Toolkit: Life After Cancer Treatment, Valuable Advice and Support for Patients, Survivors, Families, Parents, Children, Caregivers, Young People, Advanced Cancer

Life After Cancer Treatment, Valuable Advice and Support for Patients, Survivors, Families, Parents, Children, Caregivers, Young People, Advanced Cancer

David N. Spires

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This massive compendium, with over 400 pages and eleven chapters, has authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts for cancer survivors and their families, with helpful information for cancer patients, caregivers, parents of children with cancer, brothers and sisters of cancer patients, children of survivors, those with advanced or terminal cancer, and much more. Conveniently organized contents include: Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer * Facing Forward - Life After Cancer Treatment * When Someone You Love Is Being Treated For Cancer * Living Beyond Cancer: Finding a New Balance - President’s Cancer Panel * Caring for the Caregiver * When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens * When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens * Young People With Cancer * When Cancer Returns * When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer - Support for Caregivers. Real-life examples provide vital guidance to those struggling with the many complex issues posed by cancer and its aftermath. An extensive supplement provides background data on cancer; information on how to find resources in your own community; questions and answers about cancer; cancer information sources; cancer in the environment - what you need to know and what you can do. From the first emotions after learning the cancer diagnosis, through the turmoil of advanced disease, every aspect of cancer support is covered. The first chapter states: "Cancer will change your life. Millions of Americans alive today have a history of cancer. For them, cancer has become a chronic (on-going) health problem, like high blood pressure or diabetes. Just like everyone, people who have cancer must get regular checkups for the rest of their lives, even after treatment ends. But unlike other chronic health problems, if you have cancer you probably won’t need to take medicine or eat special foods once you have finished treatment.
If you have cancer, you may notice every ache, pain, or sign of illness. Even little aches may make you worry. You may even think about dying. While it’s normal to think these thoughts, it’s also important to focus on living. Although some people do die of it, many with the disease are treated successfully. Others will live a long time before dying from it. So, try to make the most of each day while living with cancer and its treatment. People respond to cancer in many ways. This guide was written to help you learn from other people with cancer. Many people have helped write this guide—patients, their family members, and friends. You will see their comments in all sections of the guide. Finding out how others respond to cancer might help you understand your own feelings. And learning how others manage the special problems that cancer brings might help you find ways to cope with the problems that come along for you." * This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. For over a quarter of a century, our news, educational, technical, scientific, and medical publications have made unique and valuable references accessible to all people. Our e-books put knowledge at your fingertips, and an expert in your pocket!