Health Reference Series: Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780817850
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817852
  • DDC: 616.99
  • 808 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Consumer health information about living with cancer after diagnosis, making cancer care decisions, coping with complications of treatment, and maintaining wellness after treatment. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: If Your Doctor Says It Is Cancer.
2: Finding a Cancer Doctor.
3: Getting a Second Opinion.
4: Cancer Screening.
5: Tests Used to Diagnose and Monitor Cancer.
6: Understanding Your Cancer Diagnosis.
7: Making Treatment and Cancer Care Decisions.
8: Learning about Your Cancer and Treatment Choices.
9: Understanding Prognosis and Cancer Statistics.
10: Using Trusted Resources for Information.
11: Types of Cancer Treatment.
12: Understanding Cancer Medications.
13: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Care.
14: Palliative Care.
15: Hospice Care.
16: Transitional Care Planning.
17: Clinical Trials and Cancer Research Updates.
18: Should You Take Part in a Clinical Trial?.
19: How to Find a Clinical Trial.
20: Access to Investigational Drugs.
21: Impact of NCI-Sponsored Trials on Clinical Cancer Care.
22: Bioinformatics, Big Data, and Cancer.
23: Cancer Vaccines.
24: Harnessing T-Cell “Stemness” Could Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy.
25: Drug to Reduce Treatment-Related Joint Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors.
26: Better Care for Children with Cancer Linked to Longer Lifespans.
27: Advancements in Stem Cell Transplant.
28: Angiogenesis Inhibitors: A Potential Anticancer Tool.
29: Studying Hyperthermia as a Cancer Treatment.
30: Missed Radiation Therapy Sessions Increase Risk of Cancer Recurrence.
31: Cancer Genomics.
32: Gene Therapy.
33: The Challenges and Promise of Proteomics Research.
34: Nanotechnology in Cancer Research.
35: Latest Study on Breast Cancer.
36: Latest Study on Cervical Cancer.
37: RESPOND: A Study on Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African-American Men.
38: Coping with Side Effects and Complications of Cancer Treatment.
39: Nausea and Vomiting.
40: Appetite Loss.
41: Weight Gain.
42: Gastrointestinal Complications of Cancer Treatment.
43: Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment.
44: Alopecia (Hair Loss).
45: Nervous System Disturbances.
46: Cancer-Related Fatigue.
47: Cancer Pain.
48: Sexuality and Reproductive Concerns Related to Cancer Treatment.
49: Hot Flashes and Night Sweats.
50: Pruritus (Itching).
51: Lymphedema.
52: Infection and Neutropenia.
53: Sleep Disorders.
54: Urinary and Bladder Problems.
55: Hypercalcemia.
56: Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer.
57: Emotional, Cognitive, and Mental-Health Issues in Cancer Care.
58: Dealing with a Changing Self-Image.
59: Family Issues after Treatment.
60: Delirium.
61: Cognitive Changes Related to Cancer.
62: Cancer Treatment and Feelings and Emotions.
63: Cancer Survivors: Mental-Health Concerns.
64: Anxiety Disorders and Distress in Cancer Patients.
65: Depression in Cancer Patients.
66: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Cancer Patients.
67: Substance-Abuse Concerns in Cancer Patients.
68: Spirituality in Cancer Care.
69: Maintaining Wellness during and after Cancer Treatment.
70: Nutrition in Cancer Care.
71: Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors.
72: Rehabilitation Options for Head and Neck Cancers.
73: The Effect of Smoking on Cancer Recurrence.
74: Learning to Relax.
75: What Is Normal after Cancer Treatment?.
76: Cancer Survivorship: Follow-Up Care Planning.
77: Recurrent Cancer: When Cancer Comes Back.
78: Information for Friends, Family Members, and Caregivers.
79: When Someone You Love Has Completed Cancer Treatment.
80: When Your Child Has Cancer.
81: When Your Parent Has Cancer.
82: When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer.
83: Additional Help and Information.
A Glossary of Cancer Care Terms.
Terms to Help You Understand Your Medical Bill and Health Insurance.
Resources for Cancer Patients.
National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers.
Financial Assistance for Cancer Care.