NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma - page 75

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Melanoma
Version 1.2013
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Part 7: Beyond cancer treatment
7.1 Becoming a “cancer patient”
Addresses how being a cancer patient becomes
your job.
7.2 Getting enough sleep
Addresses the importance of getting enough
7.3 Anxiety and depression
Addresses emotional distress related to cancer.
7.4 View of self
Addresses blaming oneself and body image
7.5 Taking care of your body
Addresses the need to eat well, exercise, and
quit smoking.
7.6 Caring for caregivers
Points out the need for caregivers to get their
needs met.
7.7 Tools
Provides suggestions for helping you and your
caregivers cope.
A treatment plan often addresses challenges other than
cancer treatment. Part 7 lists some of the challenges
you may face. Often, a patient’s main concern is
that treatment works. However, dealing with cancer
is complex and brings many physical and emotional
challenges. It is important to know about these
challenges and get the support you need.
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