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?