After receiving a cancer diagnosis, one of the most important things a person can do is educate themselves on what they can expect to go through and prepare both mentally and physically for the road ahead. So, where does a newly diagnosed cancer patient turn for guidance?
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently released a series of booklets to help those facing cancer.
For a comprehensive guide to the questions you need to know, providing the most professional guidelines and answers, the NCI has published the following go-to support publications.
Taking Time to Support People with Cancer. Taking Time is a booklet for people newly diagnosed with cancer. It provides important information such as dealing with the various feelings you may go through after diagnosis, support from family and close friends, talking to your health care team, and dealing with a new self-image.
The NCI also provides help for managing the pain associated with cancer. Cancer Pain Control covers the types and causes of cancer pain. It discusses the importance of talking about your pain as well as developing a pain control plan and medicines to help treat cancer pain. It also discusses additional ways to control pain such as meditation and relaxation to help with stress and depression, as well as how pain can affect your thoughts and feeling and paying for pain medicines.
Eating can also be a challenge while going through cancer. In Eating Hints, people with cancer learn what to eat before, during, and after cancer treatment. This authoritative booklet provides tips about common types of eating problems and how to manage them, as well as tips about food and drinks to help manage your diet and how to prepare your food to avoid infections. It also provides suggestions for returning to healthy eating once your cancer treatment is over. For Spanish speaking individuals, the NCI also offers Consejos de alimentación, the Spanish version of Eating Hints.
Whether you are a cancer patient or know someone who is, download these FREE supportive booklets now. Cancer is no longer in charge of your life.
Start your journey now by embracing these easy to read, life-supporting booklets from the National Cancer Institute.
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