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This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about complementary therapies. There are many reasons why people with cancer consider using complementary therapies, which are generally used in combination with conventional cancer treatment. They may offer you physical, emotional and spiritual support, reduce side effects from medical treatment, and improve your quality of life.
Provides information on the emotional impact of cancer and gives tips on communication, dealing with the diagnosis of cancer, sharing feelings, looking after yourself, depression, sexuality issues dealing with relationships, and support.
Provides information for parents and other adults on the ways they can communicate with children about cancer, treatment and its different stages, particularly when it affects a close loved one.
This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about how to manage your finances after a cancer diagnosis. Cancer and its treatment can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may need to adjust your budget to deal with reduced income and extra costs, and you could find that your financial plans and goals have changed. You may be running into difficulties with your budget for the first time in your life, so you might not know what to do if you can’t pay your bills or meet your repayments, or where to go for help. We hope this booklet helps you find a solution that suits you.
Provides information for patients, family and friends to what cancer pain is and how it can be treated, medications including opioid medication, and side effects,non-medication methods, such as physiotherapy and complementary therapies.
This fact sheet has been prepared to help you understand more about the possible effects of cancer treatments on your experience of eating. Some treatments can change the taste or smell of food, or the feeling of food in your mouth.
Many people with cancer have concerns about insurance. This fact sheet explains the law around getting insurance, including rights and responsibilities when applying for insurance policy, and when you can lawfully be refused insurance.
Provides answers some common questions about compensation for work-related cancer, if your work has caused or contributed to you developing your cancer. To be eligible your work must have ‘substantially contributed’ to the cancer diagnosis. It does not have to be the only reason you developed cancer, or even the main reason.
This fact sheet provides information about work-related issues. Many people affected by cancer and their family and carers have questions about work, e.g. do they need to tell their employer, taking time off for treatment and returning to work after treatment.
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