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Chemotherapy Information for Patients

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There are several types of helpful information about chemotherapy from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Chemocare.com in this section. These include:

  • Patient Education Publications available in PDF and most in Kindle or EPub format
  • Chemotherapy Medication Information from Chemocare.com which provides up-to-date chemotherapy information statements written at a patient level for most types of chemotherapy.
  • New Patient Oral Chemotherapy Teaching Folder including 5 teaching statements written by your Essentia Health care team in PDF format.

E-Book Publications from the National Cancer Institute

NCI's popular patient education publications are available in a variety of formats. Download one or more of these booklets to your e-book device, smartphone, or tablet for handy reference, or open them as a PDF directly in the browser. 



Treatments and Side Effects



Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer

Covers side effects that patients may have during chemotherapy and ways to manage them.



Understanding Chemotherapy

Get answers to commonly asked questions about chemotherapy using this interactive pamphlet.



Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects Fact Sheets

Get answers to commonly asked questions about chemotherapy using this interactive pamphlet.



Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment

Covers eating problems that patients may have during treatment for cancer and ways to manage them.



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Drug Information including Chemotherapy from MedLine Plus

Learn about your chemotherapy and other prescription drugs including over-the-counter medicines. These user-friendly patient oriented drug statements include chemotherapy, cancer side effects drugs, dosage, special precautions, and more.

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