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RC263 - Supportive Care, Coping, Quality of Life
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RC263.A5.1 - Being Mindful
Alexandra Andrews and David R. Bradley
We can lend a hand to those around us. We can be mindful of simple human needs. Hard as it can be to get money, it is even harder to get time. If you have any, be assured, someone somewhere needs it. Volunteer at your local cancer center. If nothing else, shut-ins always need drivers, not just for treatments but for shopping, church, errands
http://www.cancerlynx.com/mindful.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.B247.1 -Five Advanced Tips for Helping Friends with Cancer
William M. Buchholz, MD and Susan W. Buchholz, PhD
Your friend has cancer and you want to help. The greatest present you can bring them is your presence. How you prepare yourself is more important than what you say or do.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/friend.html
Link added 2006-09-10;
RC263.C262.1 - Card Catalog Site Map for Cancer Supportive Care
Cancer Supportive Care Team
Cancer Supportive Care - A New web site model organizing web pages using Library of Congress Classification. Each page is listed showing author, title, subject and when updated. Our information is credible and current.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/sitemap.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.C262.2 - Cancer Supportive Care Web Site Mission
Cancer Supportive Care Team
The mission of the Cancer Supportive Care Web Site CSCW for Total Supportive Care is to provide multidisciplinary information and services for cancer patients and their families/friends
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/mission.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.D197.1 - Does The Patient Know Best?
Sammy De Roos, Gayla Lacatena, Angela Sissons, Sandi Spivey
Sometimes it seems like us folks with cancer are the only experts at the whole cancer experience.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/best.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.G7.1 - Fixing Cancer
Allan Grossman
The role of primary caregiver to a cancer patient can at times be as stressful as having cancer yourself
http://www.cancerlynx.com/fixingcancer.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.G272.1 -Are We Serious About Wanting A Cure For Cancer?Roger Gardner
If our politicians are looking for weapons of mass destruction they need to walk into a pathologist lab and look through their microscope at someones cancer. Cancer kills over a half million people every year. I call that mass destruction.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/wakeup.html
Link added 2006-05-30;
RC263.K9.1 - When Your Spouse Has Cancer
Andrew W, Kneier, PhD
Your spouse has cancer, the illness is really happening to both of you. You are sharing many of same emotions and concerns.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/spouse.html
Link added 2006-08-29;
RC263.L127.1 - Care Giving - Lee Law's Tips
Lee Law
Caregivers I see the journey broken down into three parts where the care giver is concerned
http://www.cancerlynx.com/caregiving.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.M71.1 - Cancer Therapy Complications And Using The Computer
Francine Manuel, RPT, Alexandra Andrews, WM, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS
We offer the following suggestions for short and long term problems and specifically how to continue work on your computer while recovering from surgery, swelling, pain, and other therapy or if you are experiencing Lymphedema and Post Breast Therapy Pain Syndrome.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/computer.php
RC263.M159.1 - ANGER: Control the beast. Use the power
M.J. McKeown, MD, FACOG, FACS
Focusing the force of anger onto a clinically useful target requires one to discipline one's self and train in techniques to focus this energy into an attack on the cancer.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/focus.html
Link added 2006-05-21; updated 2006-11-17
RC263.N421.1 - Kaiser Oakland Cancer Supportive Care Program Classes - Fall Link added 2006 - Spring Link added 2006
Jan Nilsen, NP, MFT
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/oakland_classes.html
Link added 2006-05-21;

RC263.R68.1 - Attitude - The Will to Live
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, and Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA
The will to live is a force within all of us to fight for survival when our lives are threatened by a disease such as cancer
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/attitude.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.2 - Hurry Up and Wait!
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Isadora A. Rosenbaum, MA
You are always waiting for something: the initial diagnosis following surgery, a biopsy, mammogram. or fine needle aspiration, the results of treatment and. when in remission, your next checkup.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/wait.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.3 - Coping with Cancer: 10 Steps Towards Emotional Well-Being
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Dealing with cancer, you face many goals and challenges. Some of these are medical and physical, some are emotional, and others are interpersonal and spiritual.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/10steps.html
Link added 2006-01-23;
RC263.R68.4 - Hope: The Ultimate Energizer
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Isadora A. Rosenbaum, MA
Hope is a vital component of the will to live. Hope can assuage fear. It propels us. Hope is energy.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/energy.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.5 - Steps For Improving Your Quality of Life
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Isadora A. Rosenbaum, MA and Tina Anderson
Take control. Even when your prognosis is not good, you still have choices.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/step.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.6 - Quality of Life With Cancer Supportive Care
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, and Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA
Acquiring the skills to maintain the highest possible quality of life is the goal. Knowledge about your type of cancer, treatment alternatives, and the proper supportive care can be key to achieving this goal. Mastery of fear is the challenge. Quality of life is the goal.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/qol.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.7 - Compromises of Cancer Supportive Care and Quality of Life
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
The word cancer still elicits more fear than any other disease. One of the main problems is the lack of sufficient psychological and psychosocial services available...The end of cancer treatments is just an early landmark in a patient's life
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/supportqol.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.8 - You Are Not Alone
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Isadora A. Rosenbaum, MA and Tina Anderson
A Practical Guide for Maintaining Your Quality of Life While Living with Cancer - You Are Not Alone
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Yana/index.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.9 - Introduction - You Are Not Alone
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Isadora A. Rosenbaum, MA
Supportive Care an essential concept in addition to conventional treatments used to fight the disease, such as surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy or any combination.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Yana/intro.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.10 - Symptoms and Strategies - You Are Not Alone
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Isadora A. Rosenbaum, MA
Combination medical therapy and supportive care offers the best chance to maintain quality of life...relief from pain, nausea, or fatigue restores a feeling of calm and well being. Getting sufficient sleep, appropriate exercise, and good nutrition are energizing
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Yana/symptom.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.11 - Psychological And Emotional Support - You Are Not Alone
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Isadora A. Rosenbaum, MA
Hope is a force that sustains and regenerates your will to live. Even if there is only a remote chance for a successful outcome, hope can still empower the spirit to fight for life. Hope can also motivate people to make positive changes in their lifestyles that engender better health
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Yana/support.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.12 - Conclusion - You Are Not Alone
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Isadora A. Rosenbaum, MA
Remember, You are not alone, Mastery of courage is the challenge, Quality of Life is the goal
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Yana/conclusion.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.13 - Authors, Contributors, Resources - You Are Not Alone
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Isadora A. Rosenbaum, MA
Authors and contributors with further specific recommendations, cancer resource centers, library. Including links to books and internet links
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Yana/resources.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.14 - Hope: The Ultimate Energizer
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Isadora A. Rosenbaum, MA
Hope is a vital component of the will to live. Hope can assuage fear. It propels us to Hope is energy.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/hope.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.15 - Cancer Supportive Care Program National and International (CSCP)
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Holly Gautier, RN, BSN, Pat Fobair, LCSW and David Spiegel, MD
Guide to Implementing the Cancer Supportive Care Program to enhance Quality of Life - Developed at the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine Stanford University Hospital and Clinics
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/index.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.16 - A Guide To The Cancer Supportive Programs For Patients, Families and Friends
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and David Spiegel, MD
CSCP complements cancer therapy (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy) by integrating all aspects of healing: strengthening the body, educating the mind, and nurturing hope and courage.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/guide.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.17 - Cancer Supportive Care Program National and International (CSCP)
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and David Spiegel, MD
Cancer patients and survivors need supportive cancer care. To address this need, a free Cancer Supportive Care Program (CSCP) was established
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/program.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.18 - Introductory Letter to the Cancer Supportive Care Program
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Cancer Supportive Care Program Letter of Introduction
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/letter.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.15 - Enhancing Quality of Life with Cancer Supportive Care
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, David Spiegel, MD, Pat Fobair, MSW, MPH, Margaret Hawn, RN, Bernadette Festa, MS, RD, Bita Nouriani, Holly Gautier, RN, and Michael Silverberg
The Role Of Cancer Supportive Care In Enhancing Quality of Life A Comprehensive Program for Cancer Patients and Their Families
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/enhance.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.19 - Checklist To Implement The Cancer Supportive Care Program
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Check list for starting a Cancer Supportive Care Program
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/checklist.html
Link added 2006-05-21; update Link added 2006-01-18
RC263.R68.20 - Implement the Cancer Supportive Care Program
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
How to Implement the Cancer Supportive Care Program
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/implement.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.21 - Sample Lecture Series for the Cancer Supportive Care Program
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
This cyclical series will cover an overview of our Cancer Supportive Care Program, psychosocial needs, coping strategies, therapeutic issues and side effects of cancer treatment
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/lecture.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.22 - Educational and Information Resources
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Additional Resources for the Cancer Supportive Care Program, including books, websites, and contact information
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/resource.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.20 - Participating Cancer Supportive Care Centers
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Cancer Centers Using The Cancer Supportive Care Program
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/centers.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.23 - Sample Promotional Letters for the Cancer Supportive Care Program
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Sample promotions including letters for the Cancer Supportive Care Program
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/sample.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.22 - Developing a free supportive care program for cancer patients within an integrative medicine clinic
E. Rosenbaum, H. Gautier, P. Fobair, A. Andrews, M. Hawn, R. Kurshner, B. Festa, P. Kramer, F. Manuel, N. Hirschberger, S. Selim, D. Spiegel
The cancer patient's journey not only includes a threat to one's life, but the need to face many medical and emotional challenges. The free Cancer Supportive Care Program (CSCP) within the Center for Integrative Medicine Clinic at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics has been identified as a successful model for helping patients to deal with these challenges. Reprint from Supportive Care in Cancer, Springer-Verlag GmbH, May 2003
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Program/developCSCP.pdf
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.24 - Patient Empowerment through Supportive Care
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and David Spiegel, MD
Quality of life (QOL) is empowered by integrative supportive care, enabling cancer patients to take control as active participants in their treatment.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/empower.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.25 - Your Legacy Can Make You Feel Rich - Philosophical Thoughts on Factors That Enhance Quality of Life
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
We share important factors in life, such as courage, hope, faith, compassion, and many of the frustrations and depressions.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/legacy.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.26 - The Power Of Hope
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA
Rekindle your Inner Fire - your will to live. Realistic hope is a life force in and of itself.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/power.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.27 - Supportive Care for Happiness
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
It is suggested that if patients are happy, they are also healthy, but this is not always true...Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, the chances of happiness sometimes fade
http://www.cancerlynx.com/happy.html
Link added 2007-01-15
RC263.R116.1 - Angels and bolters: a field guide to the wildlife of cancer
Karen Ritchie, MD
When you are diagnosed with cancer, strange things happen to other people. Cancer will probably change you, but it also changes people around you, people you thought you knew. People behave in unexpected ways. Some you thought were friends disappear. Others hang around. And of those who keep coming around, you will be glad to see some, and less glad to see others
http://www.cancerlynx.com/angelsbolters.html
Link added 2006-05-21; updated 2006-11-17
RC263.R116.2 - In Defense of Sadness
Karen Ritchie, MD
A diagnosis of cancer is a sad event. The disease brings loss, even for those who are cured. People who have cancer lose parts of the body. The cancer or its treatment make them ill. They lose not only their health, but also a sense of well-being and security about the future. Some even find that former friends disappear, unable themselves to face the losses.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/sadness.html
Link added 2006-05-21; updated 2006-11-17
RC263.R116.3 - No Heroes, No Losers
Karen Ritchie, MD
People with cancer are considered heroes, brave fighters against the enemy. We believe that being called a hero is an honor, the greatest compliment we can pay. We put heroes on a pedestal and admire them for their strength and courage.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/hero.html
Link added 2006-05-21; updated 2006-11-17
RC263.R116.4 - The Power of Anger
Karen Ritchie, MD
In the cancer world, positive thinking has become a moral obligation. As if dealing with cancer and its treatment weren't bad enough, women with cancer have to face family, friends, and even total strangers who scold them for saying anything they consider negative.

http://www.cancerlynx.com/anger.html
Link added 2006-10-15; updated 2006-11-17
RC263.R116.5 - What Now? Life after Cancer
Karen Ritchie, MD
Although you are more than you were, at the same time you are less than you were.You have lost time and you have lost money. Your body is strange - you have scars or numbness, your hair grew in differently, permanent reminders. Other people act weird, and 05be you have even lost friends. You are missing parts of your body, parts of your life, and parts of yourself
http://www.cancerlynx.com/lifeafter.html
Link added 2006-05-21; updated 2006-11-17
RC263.R68.1 - Cancer Therapy Complications And Using The Computer Handout
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Alexandra Andrews, WM, Charles M. Dollbaum, MD, PhD, and Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS
In our information-centric society, the ability to use a personal computer is an essential capability in the professional and private lives of millions of people around the world. The problem of persistent swelling or pain in one or both arms after trauma of any kind may affect computer usage, especially for people who must work on the computer for prolonged periods of time.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/computerpage1.pdf
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.R68.2 - Suggestions for Using The Computer with Cancer Therapy Complications Handout
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Francine Manuel, RPT, Alexandra Andrews, WM, Charles M. Dollbaum, MD, PhD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS
Suggestions for short and long term problems including how to continue work on your computer with practical advice about using the monitor, mouse, keyboard and chair while recovering from surgery, swelling, pain, and other therapy or if you are experiencing Lymphedema and Post Breast Therapy Pain Syndrome.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/computerpage2.pdf
Link added 2006-05-21;


RC263.S36.1 - On Connection
Brook Stone, MSW, LCSW
But connection is about connecting at all levels of our being. We may have dear and loving friends, but if we are disconnected from our bodies, from the earth we live on, or from our inner lives, we feel diminished in our capacity to make genuine contact
http://www.cancerlynx.com/connect.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.T237.1 - How You Can Help Me
Trisha Tester
Most people are loving, caring souls who really do want to help, but really have no clue what I need. I thought that I would make a list of things that would help me. Please keep in mind that this is purely a subjective list.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/howyou.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.W226.1 - A Bunch Of This Or That=A Bunch Of Wellness
Susie Wunderlich
Fooling around with plant materials is my massage or meditation session bringing me pleasure and renewed energy in the creation process.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/flowerarrange.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.Y134.1 The Myth of Positive Thinking
Reverend Linda Yates
The positive thinking double bind is...a train of thinking that denies death, is sure of cure and never pays attention to the pain and suffering of living with metastatic cancer.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/positive.html
Link added 2006-04-18;
RC263.Y134.2 Cancer Double Binds
Reverend Linda Yates
People will need to hear from you directly, and in as simple terms as possible, what you need from them. Only you can provide the compass for helping them negotiate through this landscape that is life with metastatic cancer
http://www.cancerlynx.com/doublebind.html
Link added 2006-05-23;
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RC263.5 - Life Tapes
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RC263.5.H161.1 - Life Tapes Project
Naama Hirschberger, MA, Alison Siegel, MA, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
The diagnosis of cancer poses a powerful threat to the emotional stability of a patient and their family. It can create a state of communication paralysis and denial. The forging of family support, however, is an essential component
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/lifetapes.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.5.H161.2 - Life Tapes Project
Naama Hirschberger, MA, Alison Siegel, MA, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
The diagnosis of cancer poses a powerful threat to the emotional stability of a patient and their family. It can create a state of communication paralysis and denial, even when family members want to talk freely. The forging of family support, however, is an essential component to physical and emotional healing.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/lifetapes.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC263.5.R68.1 - The Life Tapes and Symbolic Immortality Review
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
A diagnosis of cancer poses a powerful threat to the emotional equilibrium of both patients and families. Communication paralysis and denial exist; although, often, family members want to talk freely.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/immortal.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
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RC266-269 - Anemia, Self-Care, Immunotherapy, Metastatic Cancer, Nursing Tips, Risk Assessment
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RC266.D403.1 - Relaxation, Self-Care and Activities of Daily Living
Mark Doolittle, PhD, Judy Bray, OC, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Stress reduction should be viewed along with food, sleep, and exercise as a vital element in maintaining health. Self-care tasks will help you develop independence and self-esteem.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/selfcare.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC266.H362.1 - Oncology Nursing Tips
Margaret Hawn, RN, BSN
When a life is touched by a cancer diagnosis, whether it be your own, a family member's, or a friend's, many questions immediately come to mind. Oftentimes the first concerns are about treatment issues such as, Will I have to have chemotherapy or radiation?, What is it like to get a treatment?
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/nurse.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC266.R68.1 - Anemia Causes and Treatment
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Anemia is associated with fatigue - a feeling of weakness or diminished physical and mental capacity unrelieved by rest (fatigue). Additional symptoms include diminished ability to perform daily functions and possibly impaired cognitive function
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/anemiacause.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC266.R68.2 - A Simple Anemia Overview
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Anemia is defined as a pathologic deficiency in the oxygen-carrying material of the blood
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/anemiaintro.html
Link added 2006-05-21;

RC266.R68.3 - Supportive Care For Anemias In Cancer Patients
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Cancer is an inflammatory process giving rise to many chronic conditions such as anemia. This is due to several factors:
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/anemiasupport.html
Link added 2006-05-21;


RC268.3.P352.1 - Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment
John W. Park, MD; Christopher C. Benz, MD
The concept of immunotherapy is based on the body's natural defense system, which protects us against a variety of diseases including cancer.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/immunotherapy.html
Link added 2006-05-21;


RC268.4.K382.1 - Cancer Risk Assessment Introduction
Patricia T. Kelly, PhD
Even though most cancers are not hereditary, in considering how cancers arise, we need to consider the genes.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/riskintro.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC268.4.U238,1 - Cancer Risk Program, UCSF
University of California at San Francisco
Cancer Risk Program at the University of California at San Francisco
http://www.cancerlynx.com/geneticrisk.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC268.4.Z106.1 - Hereditary Susceptibility to Cancer
John L. Ziegler, MD, MSc
Individuals at hereditary risk often develop more agressive tumors at an earlier age than the general population.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/hereditary.html
Link added 2006-10-23;
RC268.45.A177.1 - Ginger for Nausea and Indigestion
Patricia Anderson, Alexandra Andrews,Jill Cohen, CancerSupportiveCare.com, Bernadette Festa, RD, MS and Norma Snyder
Ginger (Zingiber Oficinale) - May be useful for nausea and indigestion and may work by promoting secretion of saliva and digestive juices, neutralizing stomach acid and toxins, increasing tone and movementin intestines
http://www.cancerlynx.com/gingernausea.html Link added 2006-05-21,
RC269.A5.1 - You Ain't Dead
Alexandra Andrews and Barbara Jo Johnson

http://www.cancerlynx.com/newmets.html
Link added 2006-08-19
RC269.V306.1 - Metastatic Cancer
Alan P. Venook, MD and Sabrina Selim, MD
When a cancer spreads (metastasizes) from its original site to another area of the body, it is termed metastatic cancer. Virtually all cancers have the potential to spread this way.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/metastatic.html
Link added 2006-05-21;


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RC270 - Educational Resources
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RC270.C143.1 - Cancer Supportive Care Authors and Contributors
Cancer Supportive Care Team
Authors and Contributors to Cancer Supportive Care National and International Improving Quality of Life
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/contributors.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC270.C143.2 - Contact Information and Advisors for Cancer Supportive Care
Cancer Supportive Care Team
This information from the Cancer Supportive Care Web Site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/contact.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC270.H302.1 - Cancer Education and Information Resources
Susan Molloy Hubbard, BS, RN, MPA
You can never have enough information about every aspect of your disease. With decisive information, better care decisions can be made to guide you to optimal interventions.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/education.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
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Cancer Therapy Issues - Mucositis Oral, Esophageal, Eye and Gastrointestinal Problems and Solutions, Quality of Life and more
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RC271.E94.1 - Smile: Protect Your Mouth
Rosemary Elliott-Snow, RDH
It is very important that the oncology and dental teams work together to maintain optimal health before, during and following therapy. Preexisting or undetected oral disease may cause more complication in your overall health.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/dental.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.R32.1 - My Advice for People Newly Diagnosed with Cancer
Bob Riter
Don't blame yourself for your cancer...Remember that cancer treatments change rapidly.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/newcancer.html
Link added 2007-01-15
RC271.R68.1 - Introduction to Mucositis - Oral, Esophageal and Gastrointestinal Problems and Solutions
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD, Sol Silverman, MA, DDS, Bernadette Festa, MS, RD, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Julie Matel, MS, RD, Rosemary Elliott-Snow, RDH, and Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/mucositis.html
Link added 2006-02-02;
RC271.R68.2 - Mucositis: Chemotherapy Problems and Solutions
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD, Sol Silverman, MA, DDS, Bernadette Festa, MS, RD, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, M.A., Julie Matel, MS, RD, Rosemary Elliott-Snow, RDH, and Robert J. Ignoffo, Pharm D
Cancer therapy or cancer itself may cause changes in your body chemistry that result in a loss of appetite. Pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or a sore or dry mouth may make eating difficult and cause loss of interest in food. Ideally, the physician, nurse or a registered dietitian should be working with the oncologist and yourself.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/drug.php
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.R68.3 - Mucositis: Esophageal and Gastrointestinal Problems and Solutions
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD, Sol Silverman, MA, DDS, Bernadette Festa, MS, RD, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, M.A., Julie Matel, MS, RD, Rosemary Elliott-Snow, RDH, and Robert J. Ignoffo, Pharm D
A normal high-protein, high-calorie diet with supplements as needed will help your sore mouth or tongue heal faster. Drinking lots of fluids will also help with healing as well as making your mouth sores more comfortable
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/gastro.php
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RC271.R68.4 - Mucositis: Oral Problems and Solutions
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD, Sol Silverman, MA, DDS, Bernadette Festa, MS, RD, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA, Julie Matel, MS, RD, Rosemary Elliott-Snow, RDH, and Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD
Adequate nutrition can be challenging for patients with cancer. Physical problems may interfere with food intake and proper nutrition. Patients with mouth or throat pain can interfere with chewing and compound difficulties in swallowing. Tooth and gum disease further complicate the problem. A resultant weight loss tends to weakness, inactivity, discouragement, further anorexia, and susceptibility to infection.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/oral.php
Link added 2006-02-02;
RC271.S354.1 - Handout Mucositis: Problems and Solutions - page 1
Julie Schwenka, PharmD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Alexandra Andrews, Charles M. Dollbaum, MD, PhD and Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD
It is important to know who is at risk of mucositis and to prevent complications to help improve quality of life and maximize your therapy. These risk factors include radiation to the head and neck, high dose chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, certain single agent anti-cancer drugs or a combination of these. Symptoms of mucositis should be treated as soon as they appear. It is important to be educated about proper nutrition and oral hygiene to help prevent or lessen these symptoms. Once you are aware of proper nutrition, you will be able to maintain adequate hydration, maintain your immunity and help prevent nausea as well as protecting your teeth
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/mucositispage1.pdf
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RC271.S354.2 - Handout Mucositis: Problems and Solutions - page 2
Julie Schwenka, PharmD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Alexandra Andrews, Charles M. Dollbaum, MD, PhD and Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD
It is important to know who is at risk of mucositis and to prevent complications to help improve quality of life and maximize your therapy. These risk factors include radiation to the head and neck, high dose chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, certain single agent anti-cancer drugs or a combination of these. Symptoms of mucositis should be treated as soon as they appear. It is important to be educated about proper nutrition and oral hygiene to help prevent or lessen these symptoms. Once you are aware of proper nutrition, you will be able to maintain adequate hydration, maintain your immunity and help prevent nausea as well as protecting your teeth
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/mucositispage2.pdf
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.S354.3 - Handout Mucositis: Problems and Solutions
Julie Schwenka, PharmD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Alexandra Andrews, Charles M. Dollbaum, MD, PhD and Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD
It is important to know who is at risk of mucositis and to prevent complications to help improve quality of life and maximize your therapy. These risk factors include radiation to the head and neck, high dose chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, certain single agent anti-cancer drugs or a combination of these. Symptoms of mucositis should be treated as soon as they appear. It is important to be educated about proper nutrition and oral hygiene to help prevent or lessen these symptoms. Once you are aware of proper nutrition, you will be able to maintain adequate hydration, maintain your immunity and help prevent nausea as well as protecting your teeth
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/mucositishandout.php
Link added 2006-05-21;
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Complementary and Integrative Medicine
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RC271.A62.B137 - Complementary Medications and Chemotherapy
Sharya Vaughn Bourdet, PharmD, Robert Ignoffo, PharmD, Clinical Professor UCSF
The use of complementary and alternative medicine for the prevention and treatment of various diseases has become more popular in recent years than ever before.Several types of alternative therapies exist, including herbals, vitamins, and dietary products
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/complementary.html
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RC271.A62,B247.1 - Making Healthy Decisions about Complementary Medicine
William M. Buchholz, MD
Consumers must learn to evaluate health information critically to make sure they get value for what they pay. Good decisions require understanding what is needed, how likely the treatment is to provide it, and a means to verify that the treatment is working.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/camdecisions.html
Link added 2006-05-05;
RC271.A62.F25.1 - Integrative Medicine - Herbal Medicines
Bernadette Festa, MS, RD
Currently not a lot of solid research has been done on herbs. There are some preparations being studied for minimizing side effects of treatment, however the current thinking is to minimize or avoid most herbs during treatment.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/herbalmedicine.html
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RC271.A62.F25.2 - Integrative Herbal Medicine
Bernadette Festa, MS, RD
Currently not a lot of solid research has been done on herbs. There are some preparations being studied for minimizing side effects of treatment, however the current thinking is to minimize or avoid most herbs during treatment, due to the possibility of herbs interfering with treatment.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/integrative.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.A62.J33.1 - East Meets West: Integrating Complementary Medicine into Your Care
Bradly Jacobs, MD, MPH
Integrative Medicine is based four primary principles: Emphasizing respect for the human capacity for healing, Placing importance on the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, Creating a collaborative team-based approach.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/eastwest.html
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R271.A62.J33.2 - East Meets West: Integrating Complementary Medicine into Your Care
Bradly Jacobs, MD, MPH
Integrative Medicine is based four primary principles: Emphasizing respect for the human capacity for healing, Placing importance on the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, Creating a collaborative team-based approach to patient care among practitioners, and Encouraging patients to participate in their care and to learn about selfcare methods in order to promote their own wellness.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/eastwest.html
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RC271.A62.N303.1 - Complementary Medications and Chemotherapy
Zoe-lina Ngo, PharmD
Scientific data on benefits of alternative medicine are few, therefore, the use of alternative medicine is generally not recommended. However, scientific data suggests that the use of complementary medicine may be safe and effective
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/herbal.html
Link added 2006-05-14;
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Chemotherapy and Drug Assistance
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RC271.C44.P1 - Five Common Misconceptions about Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplants by The World's Most Transplanted Person
Mark Patton
Clearing up a few common misconceptions about bone marrow transplants (BMTs) and peripheral blood stem cell transplants (PBSCTs), thousands of lives can be saved each year.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/transplant.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.C5.C48.1Doxil Side Effects Relief - Do's and Don'ts Information Sheet for the Prophylaxis and/or treatment of ppe and stomatitis
Christina Carr and Susan Temple, RN, MSN
Doxil Information Sheet for the Prophylaxis and/or treatment of ppe and stomatitis includes practical tips for dealing with side effects
http://www.cancerlynx.com/doxil.html
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RC271.C5.F181.1 - Chemotherapy and Vision
Paul T. Finger, MD, FACS
Chemotherapy is most commonly used for non ocular metastatic tumors and for various forms of eye cancer. Chemotherapeutic agents for eye cancers are typically employed for retinoblastoma and conjunctival tumors
http://www.cancerlynx.com/eyechemo.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.C5.I387.1 - Preventing Chemotherapy Toxicities And Other Issues On Drugs Used In Oncology
Dr. Robert Ignoffo, PharmD, Clinical Professor, UCSF, Zoe Ngo, PharmD, and Julie Schwenka, PharmD, UCSF
Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy drugs that are used to treat cancer. Some chemotherapy drugs are worse offenders than others In most cases, patients will be given anti-vomiting (antiemetics) and anti-nausea medication
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/chemotherapy.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.C5.I387.2 - Drug Assistance Programs from Pharmaceutical Companies
Dr. Robert J. Ignoffo, Clinical Professor, UCSF and Jean Longtin, PharmD, UCSF
Most pharmaceutical companies run programs aimed to facilitate the accessibility to needed medications for patient who are in financial difficulties and are not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/drug_assistance.html
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RC271.C5.K151.1 Combat Fatigue
Maurice Kouguell, PhD
I experienced an incredible feeling of fatigue, exhaustion, lassitude and needed an unusual amount of sleep. I could fall asleep anywhere anytime....other cancer patients who confirmed that they were still experiencing those bouts of fatigue and sleep long after they had completed chemotherapy.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/fatigue.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.C5.N221.1 - Dealing With ILL Effects of Chemotherapy
Sue Nowlin, RN - Department of Medical Oncology of North Bend Medical Center, Coos Bay, Oregon
Chemotherapy drugs can have a variety of ill effects to the body. Some of these effects (such as vomiting) are short term, while others (such as hair loss) are long term. Some effects (such as nerve damage) can be permanent.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/chemotherapy.html
Link added 2006-01-24;
RC271.C5.R425.1 - Does Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Cause Cognitive Dysfunction?
Hope S. Rugo, MD
Importance of Understanding Cognitive Deficits Due to Cancer Therapy. A challenge facing cancer survivors as identified by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Survivor/chemobrain.pdf
Link added 2006-05-21
RC271.C5.S196.1 - Eye Toxicity Issues with Cancer Therapy
Sabrina Selim, MD, Ernest H. Rosenbaum MD, Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD, FASH, Jean Chan, BA, MA, SEd, Lee Schwartz, MD
A common effect is inflammation of the mucous membranes (mucositis) in the mouth, GI tract and conjunctiva in the eye.Although it is unrealistic to avoid chemotherapy on account of relatively minor eye effects - Includes a graphic of an eye
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/eye.html
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RC271.C5.W2.1 - After Hours Care
Agnes Wong, RN, BSN, OCN
Receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy for the first time can be overwhelming. Your oncology team will try to provide useful information to alleviate your fears and anxiety and to help you in caring for yourself at home. No matter how much your doctor or nurse prepares you, managing side effects from your cancer treatments can be nerve-wracking, especially when the oncology clinic is closed.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/afterhours.html
Link added 2006-06-17;
RC271.C44.P1 - Five Common Misconceptions about Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplants by The World's Most Transplanted Person
Mark Patton
Clearing up a few common misconceptions about bone marrow transplants (BMTs) and peripheral blood stem cell transplants (PBSCTs), thousands of lives can be saved each year.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/transplant.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
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Diet and Nutrition
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RC271.D52.C260.1 - Diet and Cancer
Denis Corpet, PhD, Dir.Sci, Prof. Ecole Nationale Veterinaire
This database on colon cancer prevention is a systematic review of 418 scientific studies on human volunteers, rats & mice. Most effective agents, diets are ranked by potency in a dynamic table, updated each year.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/dietcancer.html
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RC271.D52.F18.1 - Ask Your Favorite Dietitian
Bernadette Festa, MS, RD
Taste may change with chemotherapy and some types of radiation therapy. People may experience changes in smell as well as taste perception because many cancer chemotherapy agents act by killing off rapidly dividing cells
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/diet.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.D52.F18.2 - Nutrition Issues
Bernadette Festa, RD, MS; Pat Kearney, RD; Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA; and Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD
Good nutrition is needed for general good health and is particularly important when you are ill. During this time, it is important to give your body the proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals it needs for energy, repair of normal tissue, and to keep your immune system strong to fight disease.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/nutrition.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.D52.S55.1 - Nutrition after Cancer Diagnosis
Diane Scott-Dorsett, RN, PhD, FAAN
The theraputic goal of good nutritional intake after cancer diagnosis is to replenish the body with new, healthy cell growth
http://www.cancerlynx.com/nutrition.html
Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.D52.S273.1 - Yummy Chard and Lentil Soup
Martha Shelley
Chard is one of those leafy greens that's high in Vitamin A and should be part of a breast cancer diet.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/chard.html
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Laser and Photodynamic Therapy
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RC271.L37.F128.1 - Battling Cancer- With Light!!!
Lev G. Fedyniak, MD
PhotoDynamic therapy, or PDT, offers a unique solution to those suffering from cancer mainly because it does not require hospitalization, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or immunotherapy. It can be used routinely and repeatedly as it selectively destroys only affected cancerous cells,
http://www.cancerlynx.com/cancerlight.html
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Palliative Care
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RC271.P33.B37.1 - How to Improve Palliative Care for African-Americans
Carol Barnett
The Initiative to Improve Palliative Care for African-Americans (IIPCA) seeks to provide knowledge about state-of-the art palliative and hospice care for people living with cancer, their families and their communities.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/afroamerican.html
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Exercise
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RC271.P44.C48 - Exercise: A Cancer Survivor's Tool For Wellness
Jane Clark
Have you ever wondered if there is ANYTHING you can do to reduce stress levels, enhance abilities to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), and potentially boost your immune system
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/whyexercise.html
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RC271.P44.D58 - Exercises for Cancer Supportive Care
Kathleen Dzubur, MS; Francine Manuel, RPT; Gary Abrams, MD; Lee Erman, NCTMB; Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
The National Institute of Health (NIH) has recommended a program of moderate exercise, which includes such activities as walking, climbing stairs, and gardening
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/exercises.html
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Radiation Therapy
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RC271.R3.A174.1 - Planning Your Radiation Treatment
Pamela F. Akazawa, CMD
A simulation uses a scaled down version of a treatment machine that can take regular X-rays. While on the simulator table the Physician and Radiation Therapist will outline the exact treatment areas, or fields and take x-rays to insure accuracy
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/simulation.html Link added 2006-05-21;
RC271.R3.L396.1 - Commonly Asked Questions about Radiation Therapy
Stella Ling, MD
Radiotherapy or radiation oncology is the branch of medicine concerned with treatment of tumors with high energy X-rays The radiation therapy team usually consists of the physician who is called the radiation oncologist and who prescribes the treatment and oversees the results and side effects;
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/radiationfaq.html
Link added 2006-05-21;

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First appeared May 21, 2006 updated July 8, 2007