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Coping With Cancer and Its Treatment

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Specific Side Effects: Blood Disorders | Bone Problems | Cognitive Problems | Eating Problems | Edema | Electrolyte Imbalance | Fatigue | Gastrointestinal Problems | Hair Loss | Infection and Fever | Mental Health Problems | Nausea and Vomiting | Nervous System Problems | Oral Complications | Organ Problems | Pain | Sexual Problems | Skin Problems | Sleeping Problems | Weight Changes )

Blood Disorders
Bleeding and Clotting Problems
Bruising and Bleeding:CancerConnect
Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Counts):CancerConnect
Blood Clots:CancerConnect
Low Blood Cell Counts
Low Blood Cell Counts:Mayo Clinic
Low Blood Counts:CancerConnect
Managing Bone Marrow Suppression:Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Low Red Blood Cells
Patient Guide: Epoetin and Darbepoetin Treatment:ASCO
Low White Blood Cells
Low White Blood Counts (Neutropenia):CancerConnect
Neutropenia:Oncology Nursing Society

Bone Problems
Bone Complications and Cancer:CancerConnect
Bone Pain:CancerConnect
Bone Loss:CancerConnect

Cognitive Problems
Chemo Brain:Mayo Clinic

Eating Problems
Appetite Loss
No Appetite? How to Get the Nutrition You Need:Mayo Clinic
Poor Appetite/Feeling Full Early:CancerConnect
Anorexia and Weight Loss:CancerConnect
Anorexia:Oncology Nursing Society
Chewing and Swallowing Problems
Difficulty Chewing:ASCO
Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia):ASCO
See also Digestive System, Dysphagia
Dry Mouth
Dry Mouth:CancerConnect
Dry Mouth (Xerostomia):ASCO
See also Dental and Oral Health, Dry Mouth
Mouth Sores
See Oral Complications, Mucositis
Taste Changes
Taste Changes:CancerConnect
Taste Changes:ASCO
What to Do When Nothing Tastes Right:Mayo Clinic

Edema (Fluid Retention)
Water Retention:CancerConnect
Edema (Fluid Retention):ASCO
Fluid in the Abdomen (Ascites):ASCO
Fluid in the Arms or Legs (Lymphedema):ASCO
Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery:UpToDate Patient Information
Exercise and Lymphedema:Oncolink
Pleural Effusion
See Lung Problems

Electrolyte Imbalance
Electrolyte Imbalance:CancerConnect
Tumor Lysis Syndrome:CancerConnect

Cancer Fatigue: Why It Occurs and How To Cope:Mayo Clinic
Cancer-Related Fatigue:Oncolink
Finding New Ways to Cope With Fatigue:CancerCare

Gastrointestinal Problems
Managing Symptoms: Constipation:Oncolink
Diarrhea: Cancer-Related Causes and How to Cope:Mayo Clinic
Managing Symptoms: Diarrhea:Oncolink
Managing Diarrhea:CancerCare
Chemotherapy-Induced Diarrhea:CancerConsultants
Enteritis (Intestinal Inflammation)
Radiation Enteritis:NCI
Food Tolerances After Radiation Treatment:Nutrition Research Newsletter
Other Problems
Abdominal Pains:CancerConnect

Hair Loss
Hair Loss:ACS
Chemotherapy and Hair Loss: What to Expect During Treatment:Mayo Clinic
Hair Help:Look Good ... Feel Better
Tips for Managing Hair Loss:CancerCare
Managing Alopecia (in children):Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Wigs for Kids

Infection and Fever
Infections in Individuals with Cancer:ACS

Mental Health Problems
General Information
Cancer Survivors: Managing Your Emotions After Cancer Treatment:Mayo Clinic
See also Cognitive Problems
Depression and Anxiety:CancerConnect
Depression:Oncology Nursing Society
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder:CancerConnect

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