Having just been diagnosed with cancer, a person is often still in shock as treatment begins. Here are some resources written by cancer survivors and cancer clinicians that may be helpful in preparing for treatment.
What I Wish I’d Known Before Beginning Chemotherapy
The handouts and information your doctors give you don’t tell the whole story about what to expect during chemotherapy. To help you feel more prepared, editors at Caring.com talked to more than 25 cancer survivors to find out what “they” wish someone had told them about cancer treatment – the tips and insights that might have made the months of chemotherapy a little less difficult.
What I Wish I Knew Before My First Chemo
A blog post by “Women of Teal” an ovarian cancer survivor, provides information about her personal experience and those of others she met as a volunteer with the Cancer Hope Network.
Things I Wish I Was Told Before I had Cancer
A comprehensive list of the changes a person with cancer experiences in relationships and priorities written by a 27-year-old freelance writer and survivor of leukemia.
Preparing a Patient for Treatment
As a patient, you play an important role in preparing for cancer treatment- information from The Stanford Cancer Center.
A Caregivers Guide to Throat Cancer
“This book will serve as an anchor, a reference, and a lifeline during the treatment of any head and neck cancer. Down-to-earth advice from someone who has been there and back.” – Annie Murphy, M.D. and Medical Oncologist. If you or a loved one are dealing with throat cancer (a.k.a. head and neck cancer), A Caregiver’s Guide to Throat Cancer can help you navigate through this challenging time. Written by a caregiver who has “been there”, this no-nonsense and often humorous book may be “just what the doctor ordered” to help patients and caregivers get organized, get informed, and stay positive.