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A cancer companion : an oncologist's advice on diagnosis, treatment, and recovery

Author: Ranjana Srivastava, (Oncologist)
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Srivastava, Ranjana (Oncologist).
Cancer companion
(DLC) 2015005683
(OCoLC)904227509
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ranjana Srivastava, (Oncologist)
ISBN: 9780226306780 022630678X
OCLC Number: 915059388
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: What is cancer? --
Where do I even begin? --
How is cancer treated? --
Finding an oncologist --
What to expect when having chemotherapy --
Deciding whether to have treatment and understanding side effects --
How do I know if my chemo is working? --
I could do with a break from chemotherapy --
When to stop treatment --
I'm off chemotherapy, what now? --
Do I need radiotherapy? --
Why can't I have an operation to remove the cancer? --
Is a clinical trial for me? --
What happens once I finish treatment? --
I'm getting worse, what is the best course? --
Managing pain --
How cancer affects appetite, diet and weight --
Why natural therapies aren't the answer --
How much exercise should I be doing? --
I'm always tired --
Lost sexuality --
Tackling anxiety and depression --
Does my oncologist have feelings? --
Is my family at risk and what can I do? --
Handling unexpected outcomes --
How long do I have? --
What is palliative care? --
How do I tell the kids? --
Keeping hope alive --
Advance care planning --
Will my death be painful? --
The impact of being a carer.
Responsibility: Ranjana Srivastava.

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At last, we have a practical, easy-to-read book by a cancer specialist that provides information and insights about cancer and cancer care to patients, family members, physicians, nurses and Read more...

 
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