New Guides Help Patients Better Manage Cancer Symptoms
A full series of 10 How to Manage your Cancer Symptoms - Guides for Patients are now available for cancer patients and their families across Ontario.
These easy to read guides provide evidence-based, practical information to help people with cancer and their loved ones better manage symptoms. The symptoms featured in the guides include those screened through the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS):
- Nausea and vomiting
- Shortness of Breath
- Loss of Appetite
- Mouth Problems
The How to Manage Your Cancer Symptoms – Guides for Patients were created by Cancer Care Ontario in collaboration with a working group of clinicians, patients and patient education experts after a gap was identified in the availability of provincially standardized, comprehensive self-management information.
The guides are available for download in English and French at www.cancercare.on.ca/symptoms. They have also been translated into Italian, Spanish, Tamil, Simplified and Traditional Chinese and will be available online in the coming months.