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Description - Cancer Caregiving A to Z by American Cancer Society

Caregivers of cancer survivors and newly diagnosed patients are problem-solvers who often need rapid ""on the job"" training, as provided in this easy-to-use book. Whether caring for one's self at home or providing care for a loved one, this indispensable quick reference can help improve quality of care and quality of life. Organized in a straightforward alphabetical format, the book covers more than four dozen critical Cancer Caregiving topics, from Anxiety to Weight Changes, in clear, easy-to-understand language.This book contains everything a caregiver must know, from A-to-Z. It offers simple, informative, and reassuring explanations that can help families. It helps caregivers: better recognize, understand, and resolve the problem at hand; become more supportive in their role; know when to seek professional help; deal with obstacles; carry out and adjust plans appropriately; know when to ask for personal assistance; and take care of themselves - an often overlooked aspect of being a caregiver.This useful book is filled with vital checklists, as well as time-saving - perhaps life-saving - ""What-to-do-ifs"" that can be accessed and acted upon quickly.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780944235928
ISBN-10: 0944235921
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
Imprint: American Cancer Society
Publisher: American Cancer Society
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is an organization committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation. Its goals emphasize prevention, early detection, and screening; comprehensive treatment information; answers to questions about insurance, money, and planning for the future; and strategies for coping with the physical symptoms and emotional effects of cancer. They are based in Atlanta.

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