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Title Caregiving : a step-by-step resource for caring for the people with cancer at home / editors, Peter S. Houts, Julia A. Bucher.

Imprint Atlanta, Ga. : American Cancer Society, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    649.8 CAR 2003    Available
Edition Rev. ed.
Description xvi, 288 p. ; 23 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents How to use this book -- Cancer treatments -- Surgery -- Chemotherapy --Radiation therapy -- Biological therapies -- Hormone therapy -- Bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplants -- Clinical trials -- Paying for treatments -- Managing care -- Understanding caregiving -- Helping children understand -- Coordinating care from one treatment setting to another -- Getting help from community agencies and volunteer groups -- Getting information from medical staff -- Emotional conditions -- Anxiety -- Depression -- Physical conditions -- Appetite -- Bleeding -- Confusion and seizures -- Constipation -- Diarrhea -- Fever and infections -- Mouth conditions -- Nausea and vomiting -- Pain -- Skin conditions -- Vein conditions -- Living with cancer and cancer treatments -- Hair loss -- Lymphedema -- Mobility (moving around the house) -- Ostomies and prostheses -- Tiredness and fatigue -- Sexual conditions.
Subject Cancer -- Palliative treatment.
Cancer -- Patients -- Home care.
Added Author Houts, Peter S.
Bucher, Julia A.
American Cancer Society.
ISBN 094423545X (pbk. : alk. paper) : $18.95

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