By Colleen C. McCormick
Johns Hopkins sufferers' consultant to Cervical melanoma is a concise, easy-to-follow how you can consultant that places you on a route to well being through explaining cervical melanoma remedy from begin to end. It courses you thru the overpowering maze of remedy judgements, simplifies the advanced agenda that lies forward, and plays the duty of placing jointly your plan of care in layman's phrases. Empower your self with exact, comprehensible info that may provide the skill to expectantly perform the choice making approximately your care and remedy.
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Playacting can help children deal with your treatment. Sometimes children are concerned that they can “catch” cancer, so reassure them that they and other members of your family will not get sick because you are. Teenagers’ reactions can vary. They may be very supportive and helpful one day, and the next day, they may seem selfish and act like your illness was designed specifically to torture them. It is important to remember that they still need to be able to be teenagers and that “acting out” usually reflects their concern for you.
Often, your appetite will decrease for the week after you receive your infusion. This type of chemotherapy makes you lose your hair, but it will grow back after you are finished with the treatments. This combination of chemotherapy can also cause tingling and numbness in your toes and fingers (peripheral neuropathy). There are other chemotherapy regimens that your doctor may recommend if your cancer recurs or worsens. Each type of chemotherapy has its own side effects, and you should talk with your doctor about what to expect with the particular type of chemotherapy you will be receiving.
If you plan on getting a wig, you may want to do so before you lose your hair so it can be matched to your natural hair color. Some insurance companies cover wigs for chemotherapy patients. ” Hair loss usually starts between 10 and 14 days after your first chemotherapy infusion. Some women shave their heads before their hair falls out so they will feel more in charge. Assembling a collection of scarves and hats is a good idea. Asking friends and family members to find you unique head coverings can be a way for you to involve them.
Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Cervical Cancer by Colleen C. McCormick