The Chemotherapy Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Through Treatment

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New Harbinger Publications, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 280 pages
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When you're facing cancer treatment, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and alone. Between the hospital or clinic environment and the medical terminology used by doctors and health care professionals, you may feel as though you've entered a foreign country.

Written by two experienced oncology nurses, this compassionate and comprehensive guide explains in plain English everything you need to know about your treatment, including what you can expect at each stage of chemotherapy and what you can do to prevent or minimize side effects. Packed with practical suggestions, nutritional advice, relaxation skills, and other techniques to help strengthen your body and calm your mind, The Chemotherapy Survival Guide is a must-have resource for anyone navigating this difficult time.

  

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User Review  - Beverly Diehl - Goodreads

Cancer is chilling, whether it happens to us, or to someone we love. Lots of us want to put our fingers in our ears and sing, "La-la-la, I can't hear you," and learn as little as possible about this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

The book seems to tell it like it is. Good primer with lots of advice and tips. (2010) Read full review

Contents

Chapter
3
Chapter
4
Chapter
7
Chemotherapy In Conclusion
18
the Treatment Plan Is Working?
28
Understanding Blood Tests
31
Platelets
42
Chapter 4
49
Chapter 8
125
Chapter 9
139
Chapter 10
153
Constipation Peripheral Neuropathy and Hearing Loss
161
Chapter 11
171
Activity
179
Effects of Treatment for Men Reproductive Options for
187
Before or During Treatment Evaluating Your Fertility After
197

Venous Access Devices
58
Chapter 5
69
Chapter 6
87
Appetite Problems Heartburn
94
Chapter 7
103
Cycles Recommendations for Digestive Difficulties
116
the Author
123
Mind and Body
199
Path Suggested Reading
213
Imagery Mindfulness Progressive Muscle Relaxation
227
Chapter 16
243
Normal In Conclusion
254
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About the author (2009)

Judith McKay, RN, OCN, received her degree from California State University, Hayward, and has been an oncology nurse involved in patient education for more than twenty-five years. She helped develop and taught chemotherapy orientation classes at the Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berkeley, CA, where she currently works. McKay is coauthor of When Anger Hurts and contributed to the best-seller Self-Esteem.

Tamera Schacher, RN, OCN, MSN, is an oncology-certified nurse and a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She trained to become a registered nurse at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and received her master of science in nursing and family nurse practitioner degrees at Sonoma State University. For the past five years, she has worked at the Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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