100 Questions & Answers About Caring for Family Or Friends with Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 223 pages
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There are as many as 9 million cancer survivors in the United States. If you are one of the millions of people who need - or want - to support someone through the mental and physical ordeal of cancer, you now have help. Written by two professional cancer social workers whose day-to-day work with patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center makes them experts in the field, 100 Questions & Answers About Caring for Family or Friends with Cancer gives you the information you need to take on this challenge. In clear, practical, yet compassionate language, the authors provide essential answers to common caregivers' questions about finding the right doctor and treatment, emotional and physical support, insurance issues, relationships, finding care for the caregiver, and much more. Practical tips from these professional insiders provide invaluable advice for helping your loved one - and you - through this frightening disease.
 

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Contents

Managing Medical Treatment and Care
13
Helping Your Loved One Cope
45
Caring for Yourself
65
Relationship and Family Issues
81
Home Care Medical Equipment Placement and Other
127
Insurance Issues
143
Emotional Reactions Practical Concerns About
163
Appendix
183
Glossary
211
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