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Symptom & Side Effect Management Resource Guide

The links below are to symptom and side effect management related information on the BC Cancer website or on other cancer websites. If you would like to suggest additions or changes please contact Mandeep K. Bains or Sonia Szombathy

 

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Alopecia

Patient Information


 Anemia

Health Care Professionals

  • SCESA Protocol - Guidelines for the Use of Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESAs) in Patients with Cancer

Patient Information

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Anorexia/ Cachexia

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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Anxiety

HealthCare Professionals

Patient Information

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Appetite Loss

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Arthralgia

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Ascites

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Bladder Toxicity

  • SCMESNA Protocol - MESNA Dosage Modification for Hematuria Secondary to Oxazaphosphorines (e.g. Ifosfamide and Cyclophosphamide)

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Bowel Obstruction

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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Breathing Difficulties


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Cannabis-Medical

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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Cardiac Toxicity

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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 Cerebral Edema

  • SCDEXA Protocol - Dexamethasone as Treatment for Cerebral Edema or CNS Swelling

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Chemo Teach/Counselling

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Coagulopathies

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Cognitive Disorders

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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Cold Sensitivity/Dysesthesia Patient Information

  • Oxaliplatin Patient Handout for Cold Dysesthesias [Drug Index - O]

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Complementary and Alternative Medications (CAMs)

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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Constipation

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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Dental Care

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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Depression

Health Care Professionals

  • Depression (NCI PDQ)
  • List of Antidepressants and Tamoxifen Interactions Table [Drug Index - T - Tamoxifen Monograph - pages 12 - 13]

Patient Information

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Diarrhea

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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Drug-Induced Adverse Effects 

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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Dry Mouth

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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Dysphagia

Health Care Professionals

  • Dysphagia Nutrition Symptom Management Guidelines

Patient Information

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Dyspnea

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information

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Emotional Support

Health Care Professionals

Patient Information


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    Exercise and Cancer Treatments

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    Extravasation

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    Fatigue

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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     Febrile Neutropenia

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    Fertility and Sexuality

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Financial Support

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    Fistula

    • Fistula (Macmillan Cancer Support UK)

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    Flatulance/Gas

    • Food Choices to Lessen Gas [Nutrition Handouts - Managing Eating Difficulties - Bowel Movement Issues]

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    Fluorouracil Overdose

    • Management of 5-Fluorouracil (5FU) Infusion Overdose at BC Cancer  [Gastrointestinal Cancer - Fluorouracil Overdose] - scroll down

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    Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)

    Patient Information

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    Hand and Foot Syndrome

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Hair Loss

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    Headache

    • Headaches (American Society of Clinical Oncology)

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     Hematological Toxicity 

    (see also Neutropenia)

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    Hepatitis B Reactivation

     


    Hepatotoxicity

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    Home Care - Managing Chemotherapy Patients at Home

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

    • Drug Index [F - Fluorouracil Infusor]
      • Your Infusor: A guide for patients
      • Discontinuing an Infusor™ from an IVAD
      • Discontinuing an INFUSOR™ from a PICC line
    • Safe Handling [Cancer Drug Manual
    • Guidelines for Handling Cancer Drugs and Body Fluids in the Home 
    • Guidelines for Disposal of Sharp Medical Supplies (Sharps)

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    Hot Flashes

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     Hypercalcemia

    • SCHYPCAL Protocol - Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Malignancy Related Hypercalcemia

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     Hypersensitivity and Infusion Reactions

    • SCDRUGRX Protocol - Managment of Hypersensitivity Reactions to Chemotherapeutic Agents
    • SCOXRx Protocol - Inpatient Protocol for Oxaliplatin Desensitization

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    Immunizations and Infection Prophylaxis

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    Immunotherapy - Checkpoint Inhibitors

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    Interpreting

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    Laryngospasm Patient Information

    • Oxaliplatin Patient Handout for Cold Dysesthesias [Drug Index - O]

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     Lymphedema

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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     Marijuana


    Memory/Thinking Problems

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     Methotrexate Rescue

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    Mucositis

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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     Myelosuppression

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    Natural Health Products

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    Nausea and Vomiting

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Nerve Pain/Neuropathy

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Neutropenia & Febrile Neutropenia

    (See also Hematological Toxicity)

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

    • Neutropenia Websites

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    Nutritional Support

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

    • About 811 (Contact a HealthLink BC Dietitian)
    • Food Sources of Calcium and Vitamin D (HealthLink BC)
    • Iron in Foods (HealthLink BC)
    • Specific Types of Cancer [Nutrition Handouts]
      • A Nutrition Guide for Women with Breast Cancer
      • Nutrition Guide for Men with Prostate Cancer
      • Nutrition and Lung Cancer
      • Nutrition, Radiation Therapy and Brain Cancer
    • Additional Nutritional Resources are Available in:


     

    Obesity


     

    Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)


    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Osteoporosis

    Health Care Professionals

    • Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines [Prostate]

    Patient Information

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    Pain

    (See also Nerve Pain/Neuropathy)

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Palliative Care

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia (PPE)

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    Patient Counselling Resources

    Health Care Professionals

    • Systemic Therapy Patient Education [Materials]  - this Tool Kit contains the materials required for qualified health care professionals to facilitate a group chemotherapy patient education session for patients who are about to start chemotherapy. The session provides an overview of chemotherapy, the management of potential side effects and self care strategies.
    Patients

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    Pleural Effusion

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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     Pregnancy and Lactation

    Health Care Professionals

    • Chemotherapy and Pregnancy [Cancer Drug Manual - Appendix - Information for Patients]
    • Breast Cancer in Pregnancy [Breast (Cancer Management Guidelines) - Management - Section 6.11.1]
    • LactMed (National Library of Medicine)

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    Pulmonary Toxicity

    Health Care Professionals

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    Radiation-Induced Adverse Effects

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Renal Toxicity

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    Safe Handling of Chemotherapy at Home

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    Sexuality

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    Skin and Nail Care

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Sleep Disorders

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Smoking Cessation

    Health Care Professionals

     Patient Information

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    Spinal Cord Compression

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    Superior Vena Cava Obstruction

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     Swallowing Difficulties

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    Targeted Therapy Side Effect Management

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Taste Changes

    Health Care Professionals

    Patient Information

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    Thick Saliva

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    Tube Feeding

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    Unconventional Therapies

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    Urinary Incontinence

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    Vaccinations

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    Vaginal Dryness

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    Vertigo

    Patient Information


    Weight Gain

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    Weight Loss

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