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Title:
Living with cancer : a step-by-step guide for coping medically and emotionally with a serious diagnosis
Author:
Jackson, Vicki A., 1968- , author.
Publication Information:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2017]
Physical Description:
viii, 351 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary:
A resource for cancer patients and their caregivers shares relatable patient stories along with tips on how to ask the right questions to receive the proper care while continuing to living the best life possible.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
How am I going to get through this? -- Making sense of your diagnosis -- Setting the goals of treatment -- Understanding the biology of cancer -- What is a liquid tumor? -- How to prepare for treatment -- Tests and scans in treatment -- How am I supposed to cope with this? -- How do I cope with changes in my body? -- Managing symptoms and side effects -- Controlling nausea -- Managing constipation, diarrhea, and bowel obstruction -- Minimizing pain -- Should I worry about shortness of breath? -- What if I'm losing weight? -- What if I have a sudden fever? -- Bleeding and clotting issues -- Why am I so exhausted, when will I have energy again? -- Why do people keep asking if I am depressed or anxious? -- How does cancer affect my brain? -- Dealing with progressing cancer -- They tell me the cancer is progressing -- Living and hoping with advancing cancer -- What about practical concerns? -- My doctor says that chemotherapy is no longer effective -- My body feels like it's shutting down -- What is a good death?
ISBN:
9781421422329

9781421422336
Format :
Book