Charting Your Course : Main Menu : Seminar I - Taking Your Bearings

With the shock of a cancer diagnosis, many people feel "at sea". Serious illness is frightening. You may feel confused and upset by your symptoms. It's time to take your bearings and regain a sense of control over your life.

As you chart your course through cancer, you will need to understand your symptoms and communicate clearly with your health care team in order to get the best possible symptom relief. In some cases there are effective non-medical treatments you can learn to do yourself. In these readings you will find approaches to pain and symptom management, and suggestions for re-establishing control.

How To Get Treatment Information
Cancer Words
Managed Care Words
Managing Pain
Fatigue
Sleep Disturbance
Sexuality
A Sense of Personal Control
Stress, Fear, Anxiety, Depression, Anger
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This content is derived from the "Charting Your Course Seminars: A Whole Person Approach To Living With Cancer", provided by Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
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