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Your Guide to Care: Adult Patients | General Information

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GENERAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

Getting Help
The Doctors Who Provide Your Care
Email Guidelines

TREATMENT:

Treatment Information:
Chemotherapy Instructions

Symptom Management:
Treating Nausea and Vomiting
Understanding and Managing Nausea & Vomiting (English & Spanish)
What You Should Know About Blood
Neutropenia—Low White Blood Cell Count
What You Need to Know about Fever and Neutropenia & Spanish
Thrombocytopenia—Low Platelets, Bleeding Precautions
Anemia—Reduced Red Blood Cells
Skin Changes Associated with Targeted Therapies
Hand-Foot Syndrome
Edema (swelling) Associated with Gleevec

Routine Tests/Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions about MRIs

Complications
Brain Map
Understanding and Treating Seizures
Blood Clots
Brain Swelling
Decadron®
Osteoporosis—Bone Loss
Patient Safety
Why Would I Need a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Therapist

Clinical Trials
Don't Be Afraid of Clinical Trials: They Could Improve the Quality of Care You Receive
Informed Consent

KEEPING TRACK:

Keeping Track
Medications
Calendar
Notes

SELF CARE STRATEGIES:

Eating Tips During Your Treatment
Nutrition—Frequently Asked Questions
Protein
Carbohydrates
Fats
Herbs
Nutrition Websites
All Tuckered Out? You Can Manage Fatigue
Brain Tumors and Fatigue
A Special Guide for Caregivers—General Information
A Special Guide for Caregivers—Recommended Resources for Caregivers
A Special Guide for Caregivers—The Caregiver's Bill of Rights
Books for the Soul

PRACTICAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES:

Resources for Support
Hospital Religious Services
Neuropsychology Services
Disability Information
Billing Terms and Descriptions
Billing
Financial Assistance
Children's Support Services
ABTA Publications and Services Request Form

OTHER INFORMATION:

Aphasia



Disclaimer
The information in this section is provided for the convenience of patients of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke and their health care providers. It is not intended to take the place of medical advice or care. The information provided here is subject to change. Information obtained from your physician should be considered more up to date and accurate than the information provided in this website. The information provided here is not intended to address circumstances unique to any patient. Please consult your health care provider if you are having symptoms or problems at home.

 





This article comes from The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke   http://www.cancer.duke.edu/btc
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