Publications

Patient Education Publications

Coping and Support

Coping with Advanced Cancer
Covers the choices for care and symptom control for the patient with late-stage cancer, along with the emotional and communication issues it brings.

Taking Time: Support for People With Cancer
Covers the feelings and concerns of people with cancer and their families.

When Cancer Returns
Covers the physical and emotional issues related to having a cancer recurrence.

Family and Caregivers

Caring for the Caregiver
A condensed version of “When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer,” it covers practical, coping, and communication tips for friends and family members caring for loved ones with cancer.

Facing Forward: When Someone You Love Has Completed Cancer Treatment
Covers coping strategies to help cancer caregivers adjust their focus to the recovery phase once treatment is over for their loved one with cancer.

When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens
Tips on what to say to your friends, how to deal with stress, and where to find support – as well as information about cancer and cancer treatments, for young people who have a parent with cancer.

When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer
Covers practical, coping, and communication tips for friends and family members caring for loved ones with cancer.

When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer: Support for Caregivers
Covers coping strategies and communication tips to address the concerns that cancer caregivers face when their loved one has been told that he or she has advanced cancer.

Screening
Understanding Breast Changes: A Health Guide for Women
Explains next steps after an abnormal mammogram result, including information about how conditions are diagnosed and treated.

Understanding Cervical Changes
Explains next steps after an abnormal Pap or HPV test result, including how cervical conditions are diagnosed and treated – as well as information about screening guidelines and HPV vaccines.

Survivorship
Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment
Covers both the physical and emotional post-treatment issues for cancer survivors.
Facing Forward: Making a Difference in Cancer
Covers the different ways of volunteering or becoming involved in cancer-related activities.

Treatments and Side Effects
Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
Covers side effects that patients may have during chemotherapy and ways to manage them.

Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
#P117 – 61 pages – June 1, 2011
Format: Booklet/Pamphlet

Chemotherapy Side Effects Series
Series of eighteen (18) side effects sheets — each with practical steps and advice to help you manage side effects from chemotherapy, so you feel better during treatment.

Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment
Covers eating problems that patients may have during treatment for cancer and ways to manage them.

Helping Providers Help Their Patients: Using the Chemotherapy Side Effect Series
Tips to help you connect with your patients so they are empowered to take steps to manage chemotherapy side effects, feel better, and comply with treatment.

Helping Providers Help Their Patients: Using the Radiation Therapy Sheets
Tips to help you talk with your patients so they are empowered to take steps to manage radiation therapy side effects, comply with treatment, and feel better.

Pain Control: Support for People With Cancer
Covers pain control medicines for cancer patients, pain control plans, talking with your health care team about pain, and coping with the physical and emotional effects of pain.

Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
Covers side effects that patients may have during radiation therapy and ways to manage them.

Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
#P123 – 60 pages – May 1, 2012
Format: Booklet/Pamphlet
Also Available In: Español

Radiation Therapy Side Effects Series
Series of nine (9) side effects sheets – each with practical steps, tips, and advice to help you manage side effects from radiation therapy, so you feel better during treatment.

Thinking About Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Covers how to make informed choices when looking for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).  

Thinking About Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Guide For People With Cancer
#P042 – 20 pages – April 1, 2005
Format: Booklet/Pamphlet
#P282 – 15 pages – January 1, 2013
Format: Booklet/Pamphlet

Understanding Chemotherapy
Get answers to commonly asked questions about chemotherapy using this interactive pamphlet.

Types of Cancer

Surgery Choices for Women with DCIS or Breast Cancer
Covers the types of breast surgery, such as breast-sparing surgery and mastectomy, and helps women decide which surgery is the best choice for them. National Cancer Institute.  www.pubs.cancer.gov

What You Need To Know About™ Breast Cancer
Covers treatment options, types of cancer doctors, second opinion, follow-up care, and sources of support for someone recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  National Cancer Institute.  www.pubs.cancer.gov

What You Need To Know About™ Cervical Cancer
Covers treatment options, second opinion, follow-up care, and sources of support for someone recently diagnosed with cancer of the cervix.  National Cancer Institute.  www.pubs.cancer.gov

What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Uterus
Covers treatment options, follow-up care, and sources of support for someone recently diagnosed with cancer of the uterus. National Cancer Institute.  www.pubs.cancer.gov