Cancer patients may be more at risk of developing blood clots, also called Cancer Associated Thrombosis or CAT. This pamphlet describes what blood clots are, those at highest risk, and what conditions may come from CAT. Terms used in the guide are explained.
One of the common side effects for cancer and cancer treatment is pain. This pamphlet looks at what causes pain, treatments for different types of pain and different levels of pain, side effects of those treatments, and how to deal with pain.
As a person living with cancer, or a blood or bone marrow condition, you may have questions about COVID-19 vaccination. This pamphlet explains if the vaccine is safe for people with cancer, how well the vaccine works in people with cancer, when you should get the vaccine, and which vaccine you should get. Possible side effects are listed. Information on who to talk to if you still have questions about the vaccine, and what will happen after you get the vaccine is provided.
There are ways to protect fertility in children and adolescence requiring cancer therapy or a HSCT. The use of each option will depend on your child’s age, how soon cancer treatment needs to begin, other medical concerns, your personal values and beliefs, and cost.
This pamphlet is for patients who were treated for head and neck cancer with surgery to remove a tumour(s) or lymph nodes, or with radiation therapy. The pamphlet explains what your lymphatic system is, what lymphatic self-massage is and why it is important, and how to do lymphatic self-massage step-by-step. Information on signs of infection and what to do if you think you have an infection is included.
While advances in both the treatment of cancer and the management of its complications have led to significant improvement in patient survival, infections remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with neoplastic disease. In this patient population, infection risk results from a complex interplay between the host's underlying immunodeficiencies, local tumor effects, and treatment-induced immunosuppression. New chemotherapeutic approaches and antimicrobial prophylaxis and…
In French. Quand une toute jeune personne (enfant, adolescent ou jeune adulte) reçoit un diagnostic de cancer ou d’une maladie qui exige un traitement similaire à ceux pour traiter un cancer, cela soulève plusieurs préoccupations pour elle et sa famille. Certaines de ces préoccupations portent sur les effets secondaires du traitement. / There are ways to protect fertility in children and adolescence requiring cancer therapy or a HSCT. The use of each option will depend on your child’s age, how …
Lymphedema is swelling in a part of your body that can occur if your lymphatic system is not working properly. This pamphlet details those who are at risk, the symptoms, and how to manage lymphedema.
Depending on the type and place of cancer treatment, the mouth can be affected. This pamphlet details who is at risk for mouth problems, the symptoms, when to see your dentist and how to keep your mouth healthy. Includes care for dentures and information on foods to try and which to avoid.
In the growing field of neuro-oncology, the past few years have witnessed rapid advances in tumor classification, treatment modalities, and the role of neurologists and neuro-oncologists. Neuro-Oncology for the Clinical Neurologist is a first-of-its-kind resource that focuses on patient-clinical scenarios relevant to the practicing neurologist-bringing you up to date with everything from basic principles and neuro-oncology imaging consults to neurologic complications of radiation, systemic, an…