Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Centers of Excellence

Cancer Recovery Patient Handbook

Section 1

Early Detection of Cancer

. 1.1 Breast cancer

. 1.2 Colon and Rectal cancer and polyps

. 1.3 Cervical cancer

. 1.4 Endometrial (uterine) cancer

. 1.5 Lung cancer

. 1.6 Prostate cancer

. 1.7 Cancer related check-ups

. 1.8 Taking control of your health to reduce risk of cancer

Section 2

. Diet and Activity Factors – cancer specific information (Section 2 as PDF)

. 2.1 Breast cancer

. 2.2 Colorectal cancer

. 2.3 Endometrial (uterine cancer)

. 2.4 Kidney cancer

. 2.5 Lung cancer

. 2.6 Mouth, throat and esophagus cancer

. 2.7 Ovarian cancer

. 2.8 Pancreatic cancer

. 2.9 Prostate cancer

. 2.10 Stomach cancer

Section 3

. Smoking and Cancer Risk (Section 3 as PDF)

. 3.1 How does smoking affect your health?

. 3.2 Why quit smoking now?

. 3.3 How can I find out about national and local resources to quit smoking?

. 3.4 How can I help someone I know quit smoking?

3.5 Smoking cessation – Fact sheet

Section 4

Alcohol and Cancer Risk

. 4.1 Alcohol and cancer risk

. 4.2 Resources and support groups for alcohol cessation

Section 5

. Exposure to Sun and Cancer Risk (Section 5 as PDF)

. 5.1 How can I protect myself from UV rays

. 5.2 Protecting children from the Sun

. 5.3 Sun exposure and vitamin D

Section 6

. Self-Advocacy (Section 6 as PDF)

. 6.1 Becoming a self-advocate

. 6.2 Self-advocacy skills

. 6.3 Being proactive: applying these skills

. 6.4 Assuring quality cancer care

. 6.5 Insurance and employment rights

. 6.6 Self-advocacy during and after treatment

. 6.7 Long-term and late effects

. 6.8 What is palliative care? (see section 6 PDF)

. 6.9 Other types of self-advocacy (see section 6 PDF)

. 6.10 Cancer survivor’s bill of rights (see section 6 PDF)

. 6.11 Cancer related resources (see section 6 PDF)

. 6.12 Publications (see section 6 PDF)

Section 7

. Cancer related Fatigue

. 7.1 Feeling tired vs. cancer related fatigue

. 7.2 Signs of cancer related fatigue

. 7.3 Causes of cancer related fatigue

. 7.4 Fatigue or depression

. 7.5 Ways to manage cancer related fatigue

Section 8

. Considering CAM approaches (Section 8 as PDF)

. 8.1 What do complementary, alternative and integrative mean?

. 8.2 How can I get reliable information about CAM health approach?

. 8.3 Are complementary health approaches safe?

. 8.4 How can I determine statements mad about CAM approaches are true?

. 8.5 Are CAM approached tested to see if they work?

. 8.6 How do I get about selecting a CAM practitioner?

. 8.7 Can I receive treatment or referral to a CAM practitioner from NCCAM?

. 8.8 Can I participate in a clinical trial of a CAM health approach?

8.9 Other resources

Section 9

Thinking about CAM – a guide for people with Cancer (Section 9 as PDF)

. 9.1 Reasons people with cancer choose CAM

. 9.2 Making choices

. 9.3 What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

. 9.4 Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

. 9.5 Talk with your doctor before you use CAM

. 9.6 A “Natural” product does not mean a safe product

. 9.7 Choose practitioners with care

. 9.8 Getting information from trusted sources

. 9.9 Resources

Section 10

Finding Cancer Support Groups

Section 11

. Taking Part in cancer Research (Section 11 as PDF)

. 11.1 What are clinical trials?

. 11.2 Clinical trials take place in phases

. 11.3 Clinical trials follow strict guidelines

. 11.4 Who can join a clinical trial?

. 11.5 Randomization

. 11.6 Patient protection

. 11.7 Deciding to take part in clinical trials

. 11.8 Questions to ask

. 11.9 How to find clinical trials

Section 12

Learn about Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials

Section 13

Providing your tissue for research: What you need to know (Section 13 as PDF)

. 13.1 What is tissue?

. 13.2 Why do people do research with tissue

. 13.3 How do you collect the tissue that I give to research?

. 13.4 What happens to my tissue after it is collected?

. 13.5 Will I find out the results of the research?

. 13.6 How is my privacy protected?

. 13.7 What are the risks involved?

. 13.8 Can I change my mind?

. 13.9 What if I have questions?