The chemotherapy & radiation therapy survival guide

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New Harbinger Publications, Feb 1, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 226 pages
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Written in a warm and supportive tone by experienced oncology nurses Judith McKay and Nancee Hirano, this guide lets you know what to expect at each stage of treatment and tells you exactly what you can do to prevent or minimize side effects. Learn how to maintain good nutrition, get emotional support, and reduce stress throughout the treatment process. Discover coping strategies for dealing with hair loss, fatigue, nausea, lower gastrointestinal problems, skin changes, and changes in sexuality and fertility. Information about intravenous medications helps you know what to expect when you start chemotherapy.

The current edition of this guide to the chemotherapy process has been expanded to explain how radiation therapy is used to fight cancer and how it affects your body. A new chapter has also been included on bone marrow transplants.

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Sensible, practical advice written by nurses, saints with the power to make cancer more bearable. This book provided exactly the guidance I needed. Read full review



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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.