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      The diagnosis of cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers. We hope this booklet will help. It provides information and useful internet links about chemotherapy for cancer management...
Chemotherapy for Cancer Management

Chemotherapy and You - A Guide to Self-Help During Treatment from the National Institute of Health. The booklet is very extensive, covers almost all aspects of chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy: Coping With Side Effects - Discuss common side effects caused by cytotoxic cancer treatment agents. 

Cancer Survivors: Chemotherapy - Provides general info in lay language for patients.

Understanding Chemotherapy - This booklet from the CancerBACUP is for you if you are or someone close to you is having chemotherapy treatment.

Chemotherapy FAQ -Answers to general questions are provided by Advocatehealth.com

Chemotherapy and Your Emotions - Chemotherapy can bring major changes to your life.  This article from the American Cancer Society details the emotional effects from chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy: An Introduction - Patient Education Institute provides an interactive tutorial for cancer patients. (Requires Flash Plug-In) 

Understanding Adjuvant Chemotherapy - Adjuvant chemotherapy is the use of drugs as additional treatment for patients with cancers that are thought to have spread outside their original sites.

Eating Well During Chemotherapy  - Patients on chemotherapy often suffer from nausea, vomiting, and poor appetite.

Chemoprevention  - Short article provides basic information on cancer prevention with chemotherapy agents. 

Paying for Chemotherapy  - Chemotherapy treatment is generally covered by your insurance plan, medicare, and medicaid.  Understand some basic factors about reimbursement for chemotherapy. 

Chemotherapy Agents and Indications:

Adramycin® (Doxorubicin Hydrochloride) - Fact Sheet for cancer patients from Cancer BACUP.

Bleomycin - Fact Sheet for cancer patients.

Carboplatin (Paraplatin®) - Fact Sheet for cancer patients.

Cisplatin - Fact Sheet for cancer patients.

Etoposide (VP-16®) - Fact Sheet for cancer patients.

Fluorouracil (5-FU) - Fact Sheet for cancer patients.

Gemcitabine (Gemzar®) - Fact Sheet for cancer patients.

Ifosfamide (Mitoxana®) - Fact Sheet for cancer patients.

Guidance on Gemcitabine for Pancreatic Cancer - A detailed technology appraisal by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). 

Guidance on Use of Taxanes for Ovarian Cancer - A detailed technology appraisal by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Temozolomide for Brain Tumor - News from Seattle P-I.com. FDA approved the first chemotherapy agent for treatment of brain tumor in 20 years.

Marijuana Use in Supportive Care for Cancer Patients - Marijuana cigarettes have been used to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and research has shown that THC is more quickly absorbed from marijuana smoke than from an oral preparation.

Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head and Neck Radiation - Oral ulceration, dry mouth, and sore throat are common side effects from systemic chemotherapy and head and neck radiation.

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At Face Value: My Struggle With A Disfiguring Cancer - A cancer survivor's story by Terry Healey.  Terry was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma in 1984.  He had extensive radiation treatment after "too many surgeries to count," and has been cancer free since 1986.

Cancer Support Group Mailing List - This is a mailing list for general cancer information, include lung cancer.

Financial Assistance  for Cancer Care - provides an extensive listing of resources available that may offer financial assistance to help cover costs of cancer care.
Top 10 Questions after Cancer Diagnosis - Virtual Hospital provides this informative lecture hitting all the major points about diagnosis and treatment.
  Ask a Physician - From Mayo Health - Do you have specific questions or concerns? Click here to ask a specialist, or browse frequently asked questions about cancer.
  Web casts - Alphacancer provides  discussions between leading health professionals on a particular topic.  Currently available topics include breast cancer and colon cancer.

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