For many years cancer survivors have worried about, joked about, and been frustrated with the mental cloudiness they notice before, during, and after chemotherapy. We don't know its exact cause, but this mental fog is commonly called chemo brain.
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Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care
Palliative care services are available to patients and their families in the hospital, at community-based facilities, and can be provided in patients’ own homes. This brochure identifies services that are available and is designed to help you and your family quickly find the specific services you need.
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Sexuality & Cancer A Guide for People with Cancer
This handbook has been prepared to help you and your partner understand how cancer and its treatment may affect sexuality and to help you rebuild sexual confidence. This publication is available in English, French, Chinese and Punjabi.
Click on the image to download thehandbook from the Canadian Cancer Society web site. (533KB)
Living with Cancer
A Guide for People with Cancer & Their Caregivers
Everyone's cancer experience is different. But whether you are newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or are caring for someone with cancer, you will probably need to deal with many practical issues, make tough decisions and cope with a range of emotions. The information in this booklet can help you along the way. This publication is available in English, French, Chinese and Punjabi.
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Each New Day
Ideas for Coping with Leukemia, Lymphoma or Myeloma
Each year, about 1 million people are told they have some form of cancer. Like others with cancer, you will face choices and have questions. This booklet can help you find answers to some of your questions. For example: Do I tell others I have cancer? Do I need a second opinion? etc.
Click on the image to download thehandbook from the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of Canada web site. (1.1MB)
The Emotional Facts of Life with Cancer
A Guide to Counselling & Support for Patients, Families & Friends
Very often, we are not aware of how deeply a disease affects the human spirit and emotional health. This booklet is intended to lighten the burden of people who are living with cancer, and their families, by describing what professional counselling and support can offer.
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