"It’s so infuriating and hard to have to track down the information you need when you’re crook. Why doesn’t the Dr give you information?" (Cancer Conversation participant)
This task can seem overwhelming ....
" finding information from the internet is like getting a glass of water from Niagara Falls!"....
Here are a few good links recommended by cancer survivors, to help get you started. No 'one size fits all' so glancing at a number of these sites is recommended. Text, blogs, videos ... there are a variety of different approaches. Seek and you will find answers here!
LIVESTRONG - Learn about Cancer - an excellent comprehensive set of resources covering aspects of cancer (USA)
'Cancer- What Now?' (DVD or download), a collaboration between Graeme Goodings (GoodInnings Media) and Cancer Council SA, that includes information and experiences from health professionals and cancer survivors to assist you in making informed choices about your cancer experience. Select and download any (or all) of the 10 chapters on different topics.
When the doctors says 'Cancer' (CancerNet, US American Clinical Oncology Society)
Many people seek complementary therapies, used alongside conventional cancer treatments or for side effects after treatment. Check these 2 resources for advice:
Supplements, Herbs and Other Products – to help you find out which ones have proven benefits as complementary cancer treatments. (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, US)
Some Cancer Complementary and Alternative therapies (CancerHelpUK)
"There's a lack of attention or recognition of the emotional impact of cancer, and a role for complementary therapies such as relaxation, diet, exercise to help regain hope and confidence. (PN, Cancer Voices SA member)"