American Cancer Society: Cancer Caregiving A-to-Z: An At-Home Guide for Patients and Families

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Below is the list of topics mentioned in this book, available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.

Introduction

Anxiety and Fear

Appetite (Poor or Loss of)

Blood Counts

Blood in Stool

Blood in Urine

Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplants

Chemotherapy

Clinical Trials

Confusion

Constipation

Depression

Diarrhea

Difficulty Moving

Exercise

Falls

Fatigue

Fever

Fluid and Dehydration

Grooming and Appearance

Hair Loss

Health Insurance

Hiccups

Hospice Care

Immunotherapy

Itching

Leg Cramps

Mouth Bleeding

Mouth Dryness

Mouth Sores

Nausea and Vomiting

Pain

Prostheses

Radiation Therapy

Seizures

Sexuality

Shortness of Breath

Skin Color Changes

Skin Dryness

Skin Sores (Pressure Sores)

Sleep Problems

Steroids and Hormones

Stomas (Ostomies)

Swallowing Problems

Sweating

Swelling

Treatments at Home

Tubes and Intravenous (IV) Lines

Weight Changes

Conclusion

References

Additional Resources

Index

 

 

 

National Institute of Aging: So Far Away: Twenty Questions on Long Distance Caregiving

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Below is a list of topics covered in this pamphlet, available for pick up at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.

Introduction

Getting Started

What do long-distance caregivers do?

Free Information Available from the National Institute on Aging

Things You Can Do

Finding More Help

Support for Caregivers

Points to Remember

Resources

Link to the booklet: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/long-distance-caregiving/introduction

 

 

American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Family Caregiving

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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

Surgery

Radiation Therapy

Chemotherapy

Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants

Biotherapy

Targeted Therapy

Hormonal Therapy

Clinical Trials