Treatment

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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

Information about treatment, practical support and the emotional impact of cancer.

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Radiation treatment

Radiation treatment

Information about treatment, practical support and the emotional impact of cancer.

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Your cancer care team

Your cancer care team

Information that will help you make sense of 'who’s who' in your cancer care team.

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Complementary and alternative medicine

Complementary and alternative medicine

Information about complementary and alternative therapies (also known as CAM).

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Cancer clinical trials

Cancer clinical trials

Cancer treatment clinical trials are research studies to find better ways to treat cancer.

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Taste changes and chemotherapy and radiation treatment

Taste changes and chemotherapy and radiation treatment

Information on taste changes and how to cope with them during cancer treatment.

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Coping with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment: fever, nausea (feeling sick)

Coping with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment: fever, nausea (feeling sick)

Suggestions that may help you cope with side effects during treatment for cancer.

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Breast prosthesis and bra information

Breast prosthesis and bra information

Practical information about prostheses (artificial breast forms) for women who have had breast surgery.

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Cancer-related fatigue

Cancer-related fatigue

Explains cancer-related fatigue and its causes. Some practical suggestions for managing fatigue are offered.

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Constipation, diarrhoea and flatulence

Constipation, diarrhoea and flatulence

Information that looks at what constipation, diarrhoea and flatulence (wind) are and ways to treat them.

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Continence and prostate - guide for men and prostate surgery

Continence and prostate - guide for men and prostate surgery

Read the New Zealand Continence Association's information about urinary incontinence and prostate cancer.

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Coping with cancer

Coping with cancer

Information and practical suggestions that will help you during your cancer experience.

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Living with dry mouth

Living with dry mouth

Information and suggestions for people that have a dry mouth and those caring for them.

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Early menopause and cancer

Early menopause and cancer

Information about early menopause and cancer treatment, and managing menopausal symptoms.

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Eating well during cancer treatment

Eating well during cancer treatment

Help with the questions you may have about your diet while undergoing cancer treatment.

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Continence and prostate - guide for men and prostate surgery

Continence and prostate - guide for men and prostate surgery

Read the New Zealand Continence Association's information about urinary incontinence and prostate cancer.

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If you have difficulty sleeping

If you have difficulty sleeping

Suggestions that may help if you have difficulty sleeping.

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Understanding lymphoedema

Understanding lymphoedema

Information for people who don’t have lymphoedema but may be at risk of developing it.

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Living with lymphoedema

Living with lymphoedema

Information for people with lymphoedema.

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Managing a sore mouth, dry mouth or mouth infections

Managing a sore mouth, dry mouth or mouth infections

Information that explain the causes, symptoms and ways to cope with a sore/dry mouth and mouth infections.

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Managing cancer pain

Managing cancer pain

There is a wide variety of safe, effective options for controlling pain.

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Questions you may wish to ask

Questions you may wish to ask

When you hear you have cancer you and your family may feel frightened, and you may have questions to ask. Here is a list of questions provided in 12 languages.

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Tips for managing hair loss

Tips for managing hair loss

Suggestions that may help with managing hair loss. If this is happening to you, don’t despair!

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After breast cancer surgery

After breast cancer surgery

Information about recovering from breast cancer surgery.

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Making decisions about your cancer treatment

Making decisions about your cancer treatment

This information has been written to help you with making decisions about cancer treatment.

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Coping with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment: fever, nausea (feeling sick)

Coping with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment: fever, nausea (feeling sick)

Suggestions that may help you cope with side effects during treatment for cancer.

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