So it's cancer: now what?

by Srivastava, Ranjana

Viking, Melbourne, Vic., 2014

In her usual easy-to-read, conversational tone, Dr Ranjana Srivastava, provides a comprehensive guide for people who have been recently diagnosed with cancer. She covers many of the questions that newly diagnosed people would love to ask, and provides information to help with all of the important decisions that need to be made. Chapters include:

  1. What is cancer?
  2. Where do I even begin?
  3. How is cancer treated?
  4. Finding an oncologist
  5. What to expect when having chemotherapy
  6. Deciding whether to have treatment and understanding side effects
  7. how do I know if my chemo is working?
  8. I could do with a break from chemo
  9. When to stop treatment
  10. I'm of chemotherapy – what now?
  11. Do I need radiotherapy?
  12. Why can't I have an operation to remove the cancer?
  13. Is a clinical trial for me?
  14. What happens once I finish treatment?
  15. I'm getting worse – what is the best course?
  16. Managing pain
  17. How cancer affects appetite, diet and weight
  18. Why natural therapies aren't the answer
  19. How much exercise should I be doing?
  20. I'm always tired
  21. Lost sexuality
  22. Tackling anxiety and depression
  23. Does my oncologist have feelings?
  24. Is my family at risk and what can I do?
  25. Handling unexpected outcomes
  26. How long do I have?
  27. What is palliative care?
  28. How do I tell the kids?
  29. Keeping hope alive
  30. Advance care planning
  31. Will my death be painful?
  32. The impact of being a carer


Categories: Cancer

Subjects: Advance care planning, Caregiving, Chemotherapy, Children, Complementary therapies, Death, Diagnosis, Doctor patient relationship, Families, Pain, Radiotherapy, Treatment

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Last Updated: 16 August, 2016 10:12 am