Below is a list of topics covered in this book located at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.

American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Family Caregiving

Topics covered, according to the Complete Guide to Family Caregiving book

Part 1: Care management

1.Being an Effective Caregiver

2. Helping Children Understand

3. Coordinating care across many settings

4. Receiving help from the community

5. Receiving information from medical staff

6. Financial help

Part II: Emotional Response to Cancer Treatment

7. Anxiety

8. Depression

Part III: Physical Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

9. Nausea and Vomiting

10. Diarrhea

11. Constipation

12. Fever and Infections

13. Pain

14. Mouth Problems

15. Skin Problems

16. Loss of Appetite

17. Bleeding

18. Tiredness and Fatigue

19. Sleep Problems

20. Hair Loss

21. Mobility Problems and Falls

22. Veins and Vein Punctures

23.Confusion and Seizures

Part IV: Living with Longer-Term Side Effects

24. Lymphedema

25. Ostomies and Prostheses

26. Sexual Issues

Part V: Transitioning from Curing to Caring

27. Palliative Care and the Caregiver

28. Patient Symptoms and how to help

Appendix A: Cancer Treatments and Clinical Trials


Radiation Therapy


Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants


Targeted Therapy

Hormonal Therapy

Clinical Trials











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