The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: October 2, 2012
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Handouts on chemotherapy and other commonly used medications
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|Anemia (low red cell count)|
|Guide to Blood Counts|
|Thrombocytopenia (low platelets)|
|Home Safety for Patients Receiving Chemotherapy|
|Taking Oral Chemotherapy at Home|
|Aromatase Inhibitor-Related Joint Pain|
|Hand-Foot Syndrome, Patient Guide|
|Mouth Sores & Oral Care Regimen|
|Nail and Skin Care|
|Nausea & Vomiting|
|Pain Management Tips|
|Shortness of Breath|
|Chemotherapy: The Basics|
|Overview of the Treatment Process (Radiation therapy)|
|Radiation Therapy: The Basics|
|Loss of Appetite|
|Low Fiber Diet for Diarrhea|
|Protein Needs During Treatment|
|Taste Changes During Cancer Therapy|
|Erectile Dysfunction After Cancer Therapies|
|Vaginal Dryness and Painful Intercourse|
|Women's Guide to Sexuality During & After Cancer Treatment|
|Tips for Dealing with Urinary Incontinence (for women)|
|Vaginal Dilators for Radiation Therapy|
|Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)|
|FAQs About Lymphedema Garments and Bandaging|
|Insurance and Lymphedema Treatment|
|Lymphedema and Exercise FAQs|
|Lymphedema and Travel|
|Lymphedema Risk Reduction|
|Lymphedema Tip Sheet|
|Treatment for Lymphedema: Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)|
|Blood Counts Record|
|Cancer Therapy Treatment Summary|
|Chemotherapy Biotherapy Record|
|Family History of Cancer|
|Hospitalization Surgery Record|
|Laboratory Tests Record|
|Radiation Therapy Record|
|Radiology Diagnostic Tests Record|
|Cancer Related Fatigue|
|Female Fertility and Cancer Treatment|
|Insomnia in the Cancer Patient|
|Male Fertility and Cancer Treatment|
Patient teaching sheets on various procedures & diagnostic tests
General information on cancer types and disease overviews
Cancer Treatment Information
General treatment information
The following sites contain materials in languages other than English. While materials would ideally be interpreted by trained medical interpreters, it is not always possible to get materials written this way. If a family member speaks English, it may be a good idea to review a document with them first to be sure it says what you think it says. If you know a good site with foreign language materials, submit it to us.
Health Information Translations: Information on many health conditions, translated by trained personnel, available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Hindu, Somalia, Korean, Ukrainian, French & Spanish.
SUNYit Culture Med (State University of New York Institute of Technology): Compiled list of numerous websites with health information in many languages.
INOVA Health System: Low blood counts & chemotherapy tips in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Farsi, Somali, Arabic & Urdu.
Leukemia Foundation of Australia: Understanding Leukemias, Lymphomas & Myelomas in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian & Vietnamese.
SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages: Developed by South Cove Community Health Center and Tuft's University to increase access to health materials for the Asian community. Numerous cancer topics in Hmong, Thai, Korean, Chinese, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Laotian.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine: List of foreign language materials available on the web.