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Title:
Coping with chemotherapy : authoritative information and compassionate advice from a chemotherapy survivor
Author:
Bruning, Nancy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Avery, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xiii, 447 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781583331316
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Book

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Summary

Summary

After undergoing chemotherapy herself, author Nancy Bruning decided to write a candid and authoritative book to fill the void of information available for patients facing this procedure. In this completely revised, updated, and thoroughly researched edition, she details every step of the process, providing information even doctors neglect to tell their patients, including possible sexual and emotional side effects and ways to combat them.

Coping with Chemotherapy is a must-read for anyone battling cancer.


Author Notes

Nancy Bruning is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books, including The Real Vitamin & Mineral Book and The Natural Health Guide to Antioxidants .


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Decisions, Decisions
1. Understanding Cancerp. 13
2. How Cancer Is Treatedp. 19
3. Understanding Chemotherapyp. 38
4. Getting the Best Carep. 54
5. Coping with Chemotherapyp. 96
Part 2 Coping with Side Effects
6. The Physical Effects of Chemotherapyp. 135
7. The Emotional Impact of Chemotherapyp. 244
Part 3 Guide to Complementary Therapies
8. Diet and Nutritionp. 273
9. Exercisep. 294
10. Herbs, Botanicals, and Other Approachesp. 310
11. Stress Management and Reductionp. 317
12. Emotional Supportp. 335
13. The Aftermathp. 352
Glossaryp. 381
Appendix A Guide to Anticancer Drugsp. 388
Appendix B Resourcesp. 407
Appendix C Bibliography and Suggested Readingp. 430
Indexp. 441