Health Reference Series: Cancer Survivorship Source Book

Editor: Jones, Keith
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-7808-1549-0
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Book Status: Pending
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Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, Second Edition, provides information for cancer patients and their family members, friends, and caregivers. It includes tips for researching specific types of cancer, treatment advances, and clinical trials, and it offers suggestions for coping with the side effects and complications of cancer treatments. Facts about emotional, cognitive, and mental health issues in cancer care are included, and a special section focuses on the challenges of maintaining wellness during and after cancer treatment.

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Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Part I: If Your Doctor Says It's Cancer
    • Chapter 1—Finding a Cancer Doctor
    • Chapter 2—Getting a Second Opinion
    • Chapter 3—Cancer Screening
    • Chapter 4—Tests Used to Diagnose and Monitor Cancer
    • Section 4.1—Lab Tests and Other Procedures Used to Diagnose and Monitor Cancer
    • Section 4.2-Tumor Marker
    • Chapter 5—Understanding Your Cancer Diagnosis
    • Section 5.1—Tumor Grades and Stages
    • Section 5.2—Pathology Reports
    • Part II: Making Treatment and Cancer Care Decisions
    • Chapter 6—Learning about Your Cancer and Treatment Choices
    • Chapter 7—Understanding Cancer Prognosis
    • Chapter 8—Using Trusted Resources for Decision Making
    • Chapter 9 — Types of Cancer Treatment
    • Section 9.1—Surgery
    • Section 9.2—Radiation Therapy
    • Section 9.3—Chemotherapy
    • Section 9.4—Immunotherapy
    • Section 9.5—Targeted Therapy
    • Section 9.6—Hormone Therapy
    • Section 9.7—Precision Medicine
    • Chapter 10—Understanding Cancer Medications
    • Section 10.1—Drugs Approved for Different Types of Cancer
    • Section 10.2-Off-Label Drug Use in Cancer Treatment
    • Chapter 11—Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Cancer Care
    • Chapter 12—Palliative Care
    • Chapter 13—Hospice Care
    • Chapter 14—Transitional Care Planning
    • Part III: Clinical Trials and Cancer Research Updates
    • Chapter 15—Should You Take Part in a Clinical Trial?
    • Chapter 16—Joining a Cancer Clinical Trial
    • Chapter 17—Bioinformatics and Cancer
    • Chapter 18—Cancer Vaccines
    • Chapter 19—Drug May Reduce Treatment-Related Joint Pain for Some Breast Cancer Survivors
    • Chapter 20—Better Care for Children with Cancer Linked to Longer Lifespans
    • Chapter 21—Advancements in Stem Cell Transplant
    • Chapter 22—Cancer Genomics
    • Chapter 23—Missed Radiation Therapy Sessions Increase Risk of Cancer Recurrence
    • Chapter 24—Nanotechnology in Cancer Research
    • Chapter 25—Nanoparticle That Mimics Salmonella Counteracts Chemotherapy Resistance
    • Chapter 26—Inherited Mutations in DNA-Repair Genes Found in Advanced Prostate Cancers
    • Chapter 27—Trials Produce Practice-Changing Results for Brain Cancer
    • Chapter 28—Study Forecasts “Silver Tsunami” of Cancer Survivors
    • Part IV: Coping with Side Effects and Complications of Cancer Treatment
    • Chapter 29—Nausea and Vomiting
    • Chapter 30—Appetite Loss and Nutrition Therapy
    • Chapter 31—Gastrointestinal Complications of Cancer Treatment
    • Chapter 32—Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment
    • Chapter 33—Hair Loss (Alopecia)
    • Chapter 34—Nervous System Disturbances
    • Chapter 35—Cancer-Related Fatigue
    • Chapter 36—Cancer Pain
    • Chapter 37—Sexuality and Reproductive Concerns Related to Cancer Treatment
    • Section 37.1—Sexual and Fertility Concerns for Women
    • Section 37.2—Sexual and Fertility Concerns for Men
    • Chapter 38—Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
    • Chapter 39-Pruritus (Itching)
    • Chapter 40—Lymphedema
    • Chapter 41—Infection and Neutropenia
    • Section 41.1—Infection during Cancer Treatment
    • Section 41.2—Neutropenia after Receiving Chemotherapy
    • Chapter 42—Sleep Disorders
    • Chapter 43—Urinary and Bladder Problems
    • Chapter 44—Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer
    • Part V: Emotional, Cognitive, and Mental Health Issues in Cancer Care
    • Chapter 45—Dealing with Self-Image and Sexuality
    • Chapter 46—Spirituality in Cancer Care
    • Chapter 47—Family Issues after Treatment
    • Chapter 48—Delirium
    • Chapter 49—Cancer Survivors: Physical and Mental Health Concerns
    • Chapter 50—Depression in Cancer Patients
    • Chapter 51—Anxiety Disorders and Distress in Cancer Patients
    • Chapter 52—Cancer-Related Posttraumatic Stress (PTS)
    • Part VI: Maintaining Wellness during and after Cancer Treatment
    • Chapter 53—Nutrition in Cancer Care
    • Section 53.1—Cancer Treatment and Nutrition
    • Section 53.2—Nutrition in Treating Cancer Symptoms
    • Section 53.3—Nutrition in Advanced Cancer
    • Section 53.4—Drug-Nutrient Interactions
    • Chapter 54—Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors
    • Chapter 55—The Effect of Smoking on Cancer Recurrence
    • Chapter 56—Learning to Relax
    • Chapter 57—What Is Normal after Cancer Treatment?
    • Chapter 58—Cancer Survivorship: Follow-Up Care
    • Chapter 59—Recurrent Cancer: When Cancer Comes Back
    • Part VII: Information for Friends, Family Members, and Caregivers
    • Chapter 60—When Someone You Love Has Been Treated for Cancer
    • Chapter 61—When Your Child Has Cancer
    • Chapter 62—When Your Parent Has Cancer
    • Chapter 63—When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer
    • Part VIII: Additional Help and Information
    • Chapter 64—A Glossary of Cancer Care Terms
    • Chapter 65—Terms to Help You Understand Your Medical Bill and Health Insurance
    • Chapter 66—Resources for Cancer Patients
    • Chapter 67—The National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers Program
    • Chapter 68—Financial Assistance for Cancer Care