By Susannah L. Rose, Richard T. Hara
No matter if you're a pal or relative of somebody being affected by melanoma, this ebook bargains aid. the one e-book on hand to supply either the pro healthcare giver's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately taking care of relations or pals with melanoma, moment version promises authoritative, useful solutions in your questions on remedies, domestic care, assurance, caliber of lifestyles and extra. This e-book, thoroughly revised and up to date for this re-creation, is a useful source for friends and family who're dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of melanoma.
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Extra resources for 100 Questions & Answers About Caring for Family or Friends with Cancer, Second Edition
A cancer diagnosis is a venture into the unknown, for both the person with cancer and family. Managing Medical Treatment and Care sources can contribute to feeling overwhelmed. Additionally, diagnosing and treating cancer are complicated processes, often necessitating specialists to understand all this information. As a nonmedical professional, you cannot be expected to read and understand all of these details in the short time you have to make a decision. 16. What are clinical trials? How do we locate appropriate trials?
Oncology physicians are experts in treating cancer, but sometimes they communicate differently than other people do. If you do not understand, do not feel embarrassed to ask, ask, and ask again. Nurses are specially trained to educate you about medical issues and can address many concerns. Asking the clinical nurse to clarify information in plain terms can be extremely helpful. QXP 9/23/09 1:55 PM Page 21 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT CARING FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS WITH CANCER Managing Medical Treatment and Care • If necessary, ask someone with whom you and the patient are comfortable to come with you so that you have another person listening to what the doctor says.
I am feeling so frustrated. How can I get her to eat more? Getting her to eat more isn’t necessarily the only solution to her weight loss. QXP 9/23/09 1:55 PM Page 41 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT CARING FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS WITH CANCER However, if she is not eating all her meals, try to understand the cause(s). One major reason for eating less is poor appetite. This can be related to nausea or to pain and difficulty chewing or swallowing (usually caused by mouth sores or dryness). The medical team can guide you to the correct medications and treatments for these conditions.
100 Questions & Answers About Caring for Family or Friends with Cancer, Second Edition by Susannah L. Rose, Richard T. Hara