By Susannah L. Rose, Richard T. Hara

ISBN-10: 0763762571

ISBN-13: 9780763762575

No matter if you're a buddy or relative of somebody being affected by melanoma, this publication deals support. the one ebook on hand to supply either the pro healthcare giver's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately taking care of kinfolk or neighbors with melanoma, moment variation grants authoritative, useful solutions in your questions about remedies, domestic care, coverage, caliber of lifestyles and extra. This publication, thoroughly revised and up-to-date for this new version, is a useful source for friends and family who're dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of melanoma.

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QXP 9/23/09 1:55 PM Page 17 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT CARING FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS WITH CANCER your area, ideally from a physician who routinely treats cancer. Managing Medical Treatment and Care Finding the right doctor is sometimes stressful. If you do not already have a doctor to treat your cancer, you may want to ask your primary care physician for a referral. National organizations can also help you find an appropriate physician. We have provided a list of Internet resources that may be helpful in your doctor search (see the Appendix for a list of resources).

Sometimes tests or preparation is required before some procedures, such as blood work before receiving chemotherapy. QXP 9/23/09 1:55 PM Page 23 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT CARING FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS WITH CANCER Finding productive ways to pass the time can be good as these activities lower stress levels. Bring a good book, magazine(s), CDs/tapes, a simple game (playing cards) or crafts (such as knitting or crocheting), along with snacks and water for both you and the patient. You also may consider bringing a sweater/jacket (for cold offices) and/or a small pillow (for hard seats or to support the lower back).

See the Appendix for contact information). QXP 9/23/09 1:55 PM Page 52 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT CARING FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS WITH CANCER help your loved one manage his or her feelings; this will help you to solve some of the problems interfering with successful coping. Further information about types of support and counseling are discussed in Questions 45 and 47. 33. How do I know if the distress has reached such a level that my loved one needs professional help? Phobia Overwhelming fear of an object, situation, or procedure.

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