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Cancer Resources for the Recently Diagnosed: Databases & Articles

Resources available to the people of Oahu through the Hawaii State Library and the Internet

Databases

Databases allow you to connect to very specialized information in the form of articles, dictionaries, book chapters, interviews, and other information.
You will need your HSPLS card and the barcode in order to access these resources. For more details on how to get a library card, please click here.

Articles

You will need your HSPLS card and the barcode in order to access these resources. For more details on how to get a library card, please click here.


 

 

 

 

 

Isaacs, L. L. (2009). Deciding whether to pursue an alternative cancer therapy. Total Health, 30(4), 24-28. From: http://bit.do/alttherapy

The article aims to help cancer patients how to decide whether to pursue an alternative cancer therapy used in place of palliative treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation. It discusses suggestions on how to evaluate an alternative therapy. Information is also provided about how patients learned about the treatment, how they made the decision to pursue this protocol, how they motivated themselves to persevere and how they handle inquiries they receive from others about their treatment choice.



 

King, K., Gosian, J., Doherty, K., Chapman, J., Walsh, C., Pokaski Azar, J., & ... Moye, J. (2014). Implementing Yoga Therapy Adapted for Older Veterans Who Are Cancer Survivors. International Journal Of Yoga Therapy, 24(1), 87-96. From: http://bit.do/yogaimplement

This goal of this paper is to describe the reach, application, and effectiveness of an 8-week yoga therapy protocol with older cancer survivors within a Veterans Health Administration setting. Methods: To document the reach of this intervention, recruitment efforts, attendance, and practice rates were tracked. To explore the application of the protocol to this population, physical therapy pre-assessment and observations by the yoga therapist were recorded to ascertain necessary pose modifications.



 

 

 

 

 

Sturmanis, D. (2015). Soothe Cancer Treatment Side Effects. Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine, (390), 43-47. From: http://bit.do/sootheefx

The article describes natural self-help options to ease the side effects of cancer treatment. Topics discussed include the common cancer treatment side effects such as fatigue, hair loss and mouth sores, the importance of taking extra rest during cancer therapy, and the benefits of eating nutritious foods and drinking plenty of fluids.