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Cancer

Cancer Support Articles

A cancer diagnosis is one of life’s greatest challenges, and we hope the information included in this section will help ease your journey. We encourage you, your loved ones and your caregivers to read this collection of articles and resources to learn all you can about cancer. You are the most important member of your health care team, and we welcome and encourage any feedback you have regarding this information. Please feel free to share your thoughts with us.

UNDERSTANDING CANCER

Glossary of Cancer Terms

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Richard A. Bloch - Cancer Survivor

Personal Letter From Cancer Survivor Joanie Willis

Journaling: Keeping Track Of Your Feelings And Thoughts

Goal Setting

Anticipatory Grief

Helping Children Understand and Cope

Advice for Caregivers

MIND-BODY CONNECTION IN HEALING CANCER

The Mind’s Role In Healing Cancer

Three Requirements For Beating Cancer

Relaxation And Imagery Techniques

More Relaxation Exercises

TRACKING YOUR TREATMENT

Making the Most of Your Appointment

Communicating with your Health Care Team

Keeping Track Of Blood Tests And Lab Results

MANAGING SIDE EFFECTS OF CANCER TREATMENT

Home Treatment for Constipation

Home Treatment for Diarrhea

Home Treatment for Fatigue

Home Treatment for Mouth Sores

Home Treatment for Nausea or Vomiting

Home Treatment for Pain

Home Treatment for Sleep Problems

Managing Symptoms: Pain

Managing Symptoms: Poor Appetite

Managing Symptoms: Constipation

Managing Symptoms: Dry Mouth

Managing Symptoms: Diarrhea

Managing Symptoms: Fatigue

Managing Symptoms: Mucositis Or Sore Mouth

Managing Symptoms: Infections Through Neutropenia

GENERAL INFORMATION

Evaluating Medical Resources On The Web

Legal Considerations