A Caring Community: Guidebook to Resources for Patients with Advanced Cancer and Their Caregivers

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DIANE Publishing, Aug 1, 1997 - 52 pages
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Designed to deliver practical, effective assistance, this guidebook provides information on coping with advanced cancer. It describes options available for supportive care, explains which services may be needed & lists those available in the Harris County/ Houston area. Services are included in the areas of home health care, hospice care, pain clinics, rehabilitation services, medical equipment, wigs & prostheses, food & nutrition, support groups, private & grief counseling, transportation, financial advice & assistance, legal information, & religious support. Listing of related books & publications.
 

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Page 15 - National Association for Home Care, 519 C Street NE, Stanton Park, Washington, DC 20002.
Page 8 - Facts about Cancer Pain Treatment If you are being treated for cancer pain, you may have concerns about your medicine or other treatments. Here are some common concerns people have and the facts about them. Concern: I can only take medicine or other treatments when I have pain. Fact: You should not wait until the pain becomes severe to take your medicine. Pain is easier to control when it is mild than when it is severe. You should take your pain medicine regularly and as your doctor or nurse tells...
Page 8 - hooked" or "addicted" to pain medicine. Fact: Studies show that getting "hooked" or "addicted" to pain medicine is very rare. Remember, it is important to take pain medicine regularly to keep the pain under control. Concern: If I take too much medicine, it will stop working.
Page 8 - ... because the amount of medicine can be changed or other medicines can be added. Cancer pain can be relieved, so don't deny yourself pain relief now. Concern: If I complain too much, I am not being a good patient. Fact: Controlling your pain is an important part of your care. Tell your doctors and nurses if you have pain, if your pain is getting worse, or if you are taking pain medicine and it is not working. They can help you to get relief from your pain. You may have concerns about your treatment...
Page 8 - Fact: The medicine will not stop working. But sometimes your body will get used to the medicine. This is called tolerance. Tolerance is not usually a problem with cancer pain treatment because the amount of medicine can be changed or other medicines can be added. Cancer pain can be relieved, so don't deny yourself pain relief now. Concern: If I complain too much, I am not being a good patient. Fact: Controlling your pain is an important part of your care. Tell your doctors and nurses if you have...
Page 8 - ... working. But sometimes your body will get used to the medicine. This is called tolerance. Tolerance is not usually a problem with cancer pain treatment because the amount of medicine can be changed or other medicines can be added. Cancer pain can be relieved, so don't deny yourself pain relief now. Concern: If I complain too much, I am not being a good patient. Fact: Controlling your pain is an important part of your care. Tell your doctors and nurses if you have pain, if your pain is getting...
Page 36 - Nationwide self-help support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child from any cause at any age.
Page 49 - The Art of Mindful Living: How to Bring Love, Compassion, and Inner Peace into Your Daily Life, Thich Nhat Hanh (cassette tape).
Page 18 - The Hospice at the Texas Medical Center 1905 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030...
Page 38 - Corporate Angel Network Westchester County Airport Bldg. 1 White Plains, NY 10604 914-328-1313...

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