Cancer Caregiving A-to-Z: An At-Home Guide for Patients and by American Cancer Society

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By American Cancer Society

Whether taking care of one’s self at domestic or offering deal with a friend, this necessary fast reference can increase caliber of care and caliber of lifestyles for people with melanoma. prepared in a straight-forward alphabetical structure, the ebook covers greater than 4 dozen severe melanoma caregiving themes, from anxiousness to weight adjustments, and is full of very important checklists, in addition to time-saving—perhaps life-saving—“What-to-do-ifs," that are effortlessly accessible.

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WHAT THE PATIENT CAN DO ~ Check your temperature by mouth or under your arm every two to three hours. ~ Keep a record of your temperature readings. ~ Drink a lot of liquids (for example, water, fruit juices, cola, ice pops, and soups). ~ Get enough rest. ~ Keep layered bedding available to deal with temperature changes. ~ 44 Use a cold compress on your forehead if you are hot. CANCER CAREGIVING A TO Z ~ Take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or other medicines for fever if prescribed by the doctor. WHAT CAREGIVERS CAN DO ~ Watch for shaking chills, and check the patient's temperature after the shaking stops.

Do not drink alcohol or use tobacco . ~ Avoid milk and milk products if they seem to make your diarrhea worse. 32 CANCER CAREGIVING A TO Z ~ Be sure your diet includes foods that are high in potassium (bananas, potatoes, apricots, and sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade). Potassium is an important mineral that you may lose if you have diarrhea. ~ Monitor the amount and frequency of your bowel movements. ~ After each bowel movement, clean your anal area with a mild soap, rinse well with warm water, and pat dry.

Keep a record of your bowel movements, and follow the recommendations on page 26 to reduce the risk of constipation . ~ When in bed, turn and change positions at least every two hours. ~ When walking or standing, wear shoes (not slippers that slide off easily). Use any brace, cane, walker, or other support prescribed by your doctor or nurse. ~ Take short walks if you can. Even if you are bedridden, try to sit up in a chair for meals and walk to the bathroom or bedside commode . ~ If you need help when walking, have a family member support you on your weakest side.

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