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Abdominal perineal resection: What to expect and how to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect and how to prepare for abdominal perineal resection, surgery to remove the rectum and anus. This surgery is usually done to treat cancer.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 11/2014
About prostate cancer: Helpful resources  
Abstract: This handout provides a list of helpful websites, books, and cookbooks with information that you can use to help prevent or deal with prostate cancer.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
About your radiation treatment: Answers to common questions  
Abstract: This handout answers some of the questions patients may have about their radiation treatment at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2015
After your surgery: For gynecology oncology patients   Japanese
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for gynecology oncology patients to follow after their surgery, with specific notes for hysterectomy patients. Included are activity restrictions, symptoms that should be reported to the clinic, how to manage the combination of narcotic and non-narcotic pain medicines and their refills, and when to call for a follow-up visit.
Author: 7SE (Gyn-Oncology, Heme Oncology, Radiation Oncology)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2013
Amifostine (Ethyol)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Amifostine, including how it is given/taken, common side effects and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2003
Revised Date: 1/2011
Anesthesia discharge instructions: For parents of children receiving anesthesia or sedation  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for parents to follow after their child has received anesthesia or sedation for radiation simulation, CT scan, MRI scan, or radiation treatment.
Author: Cancer Center/Department of Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 5/2008
Breast and ovarian cancer: Screening and detection  
Abstract: This handout details the early warning signs of breast and ovarian cancer. It also covers screening and detection and lists related resources.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 5/2009
Breast cancer chemoprevention  
Abstract: This handout describes breast cancer prevention through health lifestyle habits, prophylactic surgery, and chemoprevention. Research studies are described and resources are listed.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 5/2009
Busulfan Myleran (oral) Busulfex (intravenous)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Busulfan, including how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2004
Revised Date: 1/2011
Cancer of the larynx: Understanding your diagnosis  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment explains the function of the larynx and esophagus, and gives basic information about laryngeal cancer for patients who may be considering a laryngectomy. Diagrams showing the location of the larynx are included.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 11/2010
Care for the caregiver: Resources for family and friends of patients having cancer treatment  
Abstract: This handout for caregivers gives information about the people and resources that can help support them as they support a loved one during and after their cancer treatment.
Author: Patient and Family Centered Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 9/2014
Caring for your central venous catheter: For adult patients  
Abstract: This handout was written by staff at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). It is available on Health Online as a courtesy to patients and staff at UWMC and SCCA. Included are step-by-step instructions on flushing the catheter, protecting the central line when bathing, and changing the dressing.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 12/2011
Coping with cancer  
Abstract: Presents ways to feel in control again when given a cancer diagnosis. Discusses information management, techniques to deal with anxiety and stress, support groups and classes and taking care of yourself. Includes sections for family and friends and for children. Included as part of Care Binder.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 10/2006
Coping with cancer: For patients receiving treatment for head and neck cancer  
Abstract: This section of Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment, for patients dealing with a diagnosis of cancer of the larynx and considering a laryngectomy, offers tips on feeling in control, managing information, dealing with anxiety and stress, using support groups and classes, and taking care of yourself. Coping tips are also included for family and friends.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2007
Cyclophosphamide injectable (Cytoxan)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Cyclophosphamide, including how it is given intravenously, common side effects and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2003
Revised Date: 1/2011
Denileukin diftitox (Ontak)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Denileukin diftitox (Ontak), including how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2004
Revised Date: 1/2011
DES (Diesthylstilbesterol)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication diethylstilbesterol (DES), a man-made version of the hormone estrogen, often used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Information includes how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 1/2011
Diet guidelines for immunosuppressed patients  
Abstract: This handout explains diet guidelines for patients who have decreased immune function due to chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2008
Revised Date: 4/2008
Etoposide (VePesid, VP-16)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Etoposide, includnig how it is given/taken, common side effects and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2003
Revised Date: 1/2011
Filgrastim (Neupogen)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Filgrastim, including how it is given/taken, common side effects and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2003
Revised Date: 1/2011
Financial assistance: For persons with cancer  
Abstract: Provides contacts for financial assistance organizations, employment concerns and agencies, low-income or disabled assistance, legal help for people with low incomes, emergency housing, and emergency financial assistance. Included as part of Care Binder.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 10/2006
Fludarabine (Fludara)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Fludarabine, including how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2009
Follow-up care after radiation  
Abstract: This handout briefly explains care after radiation treatment. Space is provided for instructions to be written in by the provider, as well as contact names and phone numbers for Radiation Oncology staff.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 3/2012
Food safety: For patients having chemotherapy or radiation therapy  
Abstract: This handout is for patients having chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It explains foodborne illness and why food safety is so important for people having cancer treatments. It includes important "steps to food safety" and gives specific guidelines for avoiding contamination at home and at the grocery store. Content of this handout is adapted from "Food Safety Guidelines" by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 3/2015
Glutamine  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Glutamine, including how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2009
Revised Date: 1/2011
Guide to your head and neck cancer treatment: At University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This document contains the cover, table of contents, and welcome section of the manual, Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment, designed for patients diagnosed with cancer of the larynx and considering a laryngectomy. Other sections of the guide include "Cancer of the Larynx," "Coping with Cancer," Tips for Talking with Your Health Care Team," "Your Care After Surgery," "Your Hospital Stay," "Your Pre-Surgery Treatment," and "Internet Resources, Articles, and More Information."
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2007
Hepatic resection and ablation of liver tumors: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation  
Abstract: This handout describes 2 treatments for liver tumors: hepatic resection, an operation to remove the part o the liver where the tumor is; and radiofrequency ablation, which uses electrical current to heat the tumor and kill the cancer cells.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 3/2010
I-131 tositumomab Bexxar therapy: Care instructions after treatment  
Abstract: This handout describes the care instructions to follow after treatment with I-131 tositumomab Bexxar therapy. It explains how long to follow the instructions and who to call if you have questions or concerns.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2006
Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Imatinib Mesylate, including how it is given/taken, common side effects and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions.
Author: Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2004
Internet resources, articles, and more information: For patients receiving treatment for cancer  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment manual offers some Web site addresses that post information about cancer and cancer issues that may be useful to patients, families, and their support persons. Resources offer information about larynx cancer and laryngectomy, thyroid cancer, support groups, education, advocacy, treatment, research, and more.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 4/2011
Interstitial breast brachytherapy: A new treatment option for breast cancer being offered  
Abstract: This booklet explains the difference between brachytherapy and standard radiation treatments. Information is given about the procedure, treatment, expected side effects and post-treatment care.
Author: Cancer Center/Department of Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 3/2006
Lifestyle changes to reduce risk of breast and ovarian cancer  
Abstract: This handout describes how making healthy lifestyle changes can reduce chances of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. It discusses how exercise, diet, alcohol use, and stress can affect cancer risk.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 5/2009
Chemoembolization: Cancer treatment straight to the liver   Japanese
Abstract: This handout explains liver transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), which delivers chemotherapy straight into a liver tumor. Included are how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect during and after the procedure, and follow-up care.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 2/2012
Lymph node dissection: Axilla and groin (What to expect and how to prepare for your operation)  
Abstract: This handout gives pre-procedure and post-procedure information for lymph node dissection (removal) in the armpit (axilla) or groin to diagnose the extent of cancer. It explains the dissection process, what to do 2 weeks and 24 hours before the operation, and after-surgery instructions on precautions, self-care, incision care, drains, pain management, regular medicines, pathology, and exercises.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 3/2010
Lymphedema: Information for women with breast cancer  
Abstract: This handout, specifically written for women with breast cancer, explains what lymphedema is, the steps that can be taken to lower the risk of it occurring, and what signs to watch for.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 9/2010
Mastectomy: What to expect, how to prepare, and planning for recovery after breast surgery  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect before and after a mastectomy. Included are preparing for surgery, recovery in the hospital, going home, when to call the doctor, and follow-up.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 9/2010
Medicines for patients with radiation to the head and neck  
Abstract: This handout describes medicines to help with mouth care and to ease the pain that occurs during radiation treatments to the head and neck.
Author: Cancer Center/Department of Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 2/2012
Melphalan (Alkeran)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Melphaline (Alkeran), including how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2004
Revised Date: 1/2011
Methotrexate  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Methotrexate, including how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2004
Revised Date: 1/2011
Mouth and dental care: Before, during, and after radiation to the head and neck  
Abstract: This handout explains the changes in oral health that occur during radiation therapy for head and/or neck cancer. Included are short-term and long-term changes, and how to apply fluoride.
Author: Dental Clinic (Hospital)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 11/2006
Multivitamins: Benefits and risks  
Abstract: This handout explains the benefits and risks of taking multivitamins. It also includes the results of some scientific studies.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
Ommaya Reservoir: Activities of daily living after the device is placed  
Abstract: This handout, provided by Occupational Therapy at UW Medical Center, explains an Ommaya Reservoir. It also lists precautions and activity restrictions to follow after the device is placed.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 3/2016
Palifermin (Kepivance)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Palifermin (Kepivance), including how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2009
Revised Date: 1/2011
Patient and family guide: Units 7-Northeast, 7-Southeast, and 8-Northeast  
Abstract: This guide describes the services and facilities that University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients and families may use while at UWMC. Topics such as "Your Health Care Team," "About the Cancer Care Units" and "Patient, Family and Visitor Facilities" are covered.
Author: 7SE (Gyn-Oncology, Heme Oncology, Radiation Oncology)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 2/2009
Patient discharge instructions: After high dose rate vaginal brachytherapy  
Abstract: This handout details care instructions to follow after receiving high dose rate vaginal brachytherapy.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 9/2004
Preparing for radiation treatment: For prostate cancer  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare when having radiation treatment for prostate cancer at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2014
Preparing for your cryopreserved stem cell infusion  
Abstract: This handout covers information about a stem cell infusion, including what happens before, during and after the infusion, as well as possible side effects.
Author: HSCT Transplant/8NE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 12/2006
Prevent the spread of infection: For visiting oncology patients in isolation  
Abstract: This flyer details the infection control precautions to follow when visiting oncology patients in isolation.
Author: Oncology/7SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 6/2006
Prostate cancer and heredity: How your family history affects your risk  
Abstract: This handout explains how heredity affects a man's risk of getting prostate cancer.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 5/2016
Radiation Oncology recipes  
Abstract: This collection of recipes is designed for patients having radiation treatment for cancer. It includes recipe and diet suggestions to help keep up strength, rebuild tissue, protect against infection, and handle the side effects of treatment better. Sections include: Soups; Dips, Spreads, and Side Dishes; Easy Main Dishes; On the Sweeter Side (fruit treats, smoothies, and classic favorites); Special Solutions (for help with thick secretions, constipation, dry mouth, and taste changes); Protein Waters and Fruit Drinks; and Additives and Special Supplements (low-sugar, high-protein, high-calorie, and high fiber options).
Author: Nutrition Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2013
Radiation to the abdomen: What you should know  
Abstract: This handout describes the most common side effects from radiation to the abdomen. It includes guidelines for treating or coping with nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, stomach discomfort, difficulty with urination, and skin reactions.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 10/2010
Radiation to the brain: What you should know  
Abstract: This handout describes the most common side effects from radiation to the brain, what to do to treat or cope with them, and when to call the doctor or nurse. Side effects include skin reactions, hair loss, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, earaches, headaches and other neurological symptoms. A short section on taking steroid medicines to treat these symptoms is included.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 3/2010
Radiation to the breast: What to expect before, during, and after treatment  
Abstract: This handout describes radiation treatment for breast cancer. It includes what to expect and how to handle side effects, physical changes, and emotional responses.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 12/2016
Radiation to the chest: What you should know  
Abstract: This handout lists the most comon side effects that occur for patients having radiation to their chest. Many tips are provided to help minimize or manage side effects.
Author: Cancer Center/Department of Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 5/2015
Radiation to the head and neck  
Abstract: This handout lists the most common side effects during radiation to the head and neck. It gives many tips to help minimize or manage these side effects.
Author: Cancer Center/Department of Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 4/2013
Radiation to the pelvis: What you should know  
Abstract: This handout lists the most common side effects during radiation to the pelvis. Many tips are provided to help minimize or manage side effects.
Author: Cancer Center/Department of Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 2/2012
Radiation Treatment Care Team: Information about your radiation treatment and your care team  
Abstract: This handout details what patients need to know when receiving treatment at UWMC Cancer Center. It covers information about the Care Team and whom to call with questions and concerns.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 5/2000
Radiation Treatment in Children  
Abstract: This brochure explains details about radiation treatment in children, from what will happen to who will provide care.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 8/2009
Radioactive seed implant: After your treatment for prostate cancer  
Abstract: This handout explains radioactive seed implant treatment for prostate cancer. Included is what to expect during and after the implant procedure, radiation safety precautions, side effects, and follow-up visits at the Urology Clinic and Radiation Oncology.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 10/2010
Radiofrequency ablation to treat solid tumors  
Abstract: This handout explains what radiofrequency ablation is and what to expect when you have it done to treat solid tumors. It includes illustrations of a heat probe with wires going into a tumor.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 3/2012
Removing a retroperitoneal/pelvic tumor: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect and how to prepare for surgery to remove a mass or tumor in the pelvic area. The surgery may involve removing other organs and tissues as needed to completely remove the mass.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 3/2010
Romiplostim (Nplate)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Romiplostim, including how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2009
Revised Date: 1/2011
Ruxolitinib  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Ruxolitinib, including why it is prescribed, how it should be used, special precautions to follow, and common side effects. This handout was authored by MedLinePlus and is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: MedLinePlus
Publisher/Date: MedLinePlus, 2012
Revised Date: 2/2012
Safe management of chemotherapy at home  
Abstract: This handout explains the special precautions that must be taken to prevent chemotherapy medicines from coming into contact with others. Included are disposal guidelines and answers to commonly asked safety questions when dealing with hazardous chemotherapy drugs in the home. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2011
Sample prostate cancer road map: For patient "John Smith"  
Abstract: This handout shows how the "Prostate Cancer Road Map" can be used to estimate your risk for cancer and to help lower your risk for cancer. This sample uses an imaginary patient called "John Smith."
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
Mammography: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes screening mammograms, exams of the breasts that are used to detect cancer. It includes the reasons for getting a mammogram, the risks involved, how to prepare, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 7/2016
Sedation for your radiation treatment  
Abstract: This handout details how to prepare for and what to expect from sedation for radiation therapy, which is needed for some complex radiation treatment.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2004
Self-care after chemotherapy: What to expect and how to manage symptoms  
Abstract: This handout for chemotherapy patients at University of Washington Medical Center explains how to take care of yourself when you leave the hospital. It includes sections on nausea and vomiting, constipation, food safety, fatigue, infections, handling body fluids, and hair loss.
Author: 6SE (Orthopedics, Oral Surg, Ophthalmology)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 3/2016
Self-care and volunteer resources: For persons with cancer  
Abstract: Discusses appearance concerns for cancer patients, special reading concerns, and opportunities to volunteer in cancer care. Included as part of Care Binder.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 10/2006
Skin care during radiation therapy  
Abstract: This handout provides care tips for patients who have skin changes as a side effect from radiation treatments.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1997
Revised Date: 11/2016
Surgery to lower the risk of breast cancer  
Abstract: This handout discusses issues to consider related to surgery to lower the risk of breast cancer. This is called a risk-reducing mastectomy.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 10/2003
Surgery to lower the risk of ovarian cancer  
Abstract: This handout discusses issues to consider related to surgery to lower the risk of ovarian cancer.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 10/2003
Surgery to reduce risk of breast or ovarian cancer  
Abstract: This handout explains preventive surgery to reduce the risk of breast or ovarian cancer, for women who are at high risk for these health concerns. It emphasizes that this is not urgent surgery, and that there are other options for preventing cancer and catching it early.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 5/2009
Tandem and ring or tandem and ovoid HRD brachytherapy  
Abstract: Tandem and ovoid or tandem and ring HDR are methods of delivering a high dose of radiation to the uterus, cervix, or vagina. This handout explains the treatment, how to prepare for it, and what to expect afterwards.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 3/2008
Thiotepa (Thioplex)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Thiotepa, including how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2004
Revised Date: 1/2011
Tips for talking with your health care team, family, and friends: For cancer treatment  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment manual offers tips to help the patient communicate effectively about their symptoms, treatment, and other care concerns with doctors, other health care providers, family, and friends.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2007
Tips to minimize taste changes  
Abstract: This handout describes the taste changes some cancer patients experience, often from treatment. Tips are offered to help adapt to these changes.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 7/2005
Total body irradiation (TBI): About your treatment  
Abstract: This handout details what happens before, during and after total body irradiation (TBI), which is often done to prepare cancer patients for a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 10/2007
Treosulfan (Ovastat)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Treosulfan, including how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2009
Revised Date: 1/2011
Vaginal dilator: Radiation Oncology  
Abstract: This flyer gives instructions for using a vaginal dilator, which is used to help prevent narrowing of the vagina after radiation treatment.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 2/2012
Vesicant chemotherapy  
Abstract: This handout describes the chemotherapy medicine vesicant, including the risk of extravasation (injury to skin and muscle) if the medicine leaks out of the vein. It lists ways to prevent this injury, and warning signs that require a call to the nurse. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2013
Revised Date: 10/2013
Vismodegib  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Vismodegib, including why it is prescribed, how it should be used, special precautions to follow, and common side effects. This handout was authored by MedLinePlus and is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: MedLinePlus
Publisher/Date: MedLinePlus, 2012
Revised Date: 3/2012
When your child receives anesthesia for radiation treatment  
Abstract: This handout provides information about anesthesia or sedation used for pediatric radiation oncology patients. The pre-anesthesia visit, side effects, fasting, transport, the role of the parents, post-treatment activity and nutritional needs are covered, as well as when to call the doctor or 9-1-1.
Author: Cancer Center/Department of Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 12/2011
Wide local excision of malignant melanoma: what to expect and how to prepare  
Abstract: This handout gives pre-procedure and post-procedure information for surgical removal (wide local excision) of skin melanoma or other lesions. It explains the excision process, what to do 2 weeks and 24 hours before the operation, and instructions to follow after surgery on precautions, self-care tips, wound care, showering, drains, pain management, pathology results, and returning to work.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 5/2013
Your care after head or neck surgery: For patients receiving treatment for head and neck cancer  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment gives details about scheduling a clinic visit after surgery, and what happens at that first clinic visit. Issues related to nutrition and medical alert jewelry are also covered.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 2/2012
Your neuro-oncology team  
Abstract: This handout provides contact information for the Radiation Oncology Clinic, the Neuro-Oncology Clinic, and the Neurosurgery Clinic at UWMC. Spaces are provided for filling in the names of the patient's personal neuro-oncology team.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 9/2007
Your pap smear: cervical cancer screening  
Abstract: This brochure explains the pap smear test, which is done to screen for cervical cancer. How often to have the test, what to do if results are abnormal, and treatment methods are discussed.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 8/2004
Your pre-surgery treatment: For patients receiving treatment for head and neck cancer  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment explains the pre-surgery plan and the surgical procedure for either a partial or total laryngectomy. Included are definitions for common terms, descriptions of the care providers involved, and an emphasis on the importance of good nutrition in the healing process.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2007
Your radiation treatment: Information for patients and families  
Abstract: This handout gives details about UWMC's Cancer Center, members of the radiation care team, and what to expect during a consult, nurse visit, treatment planning visit, and radiation treatments. Includes contact information for questions and concerns, and symptoms that require a call to the radiation nurse.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2015
Yttrium-90 radiotherapy: Treatment for liver tumors  
Abstract: This handout explains what Yttrium-90 (Y-90) radiotherapy is and what to expect when you have it done. This treatment for liver tumors uses tiny radioactive beads that are injected directly into the arteries that supply blood to the tumor. The handout includes detailed instructions to follow before and after the procedure.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 2/2012
Zevalin (yttrium-90 ibritumomab tiuxetan)  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Zevalin, including how it is given/taken, common side effects and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2012
Revised Date: 4/2012
Zevalin (yttrium-90 ibritumomab tiuxetan) for transplant patients  
Abstract: This handout describes the medication Zevalin as it is given to transplant patients. It includes how it is given/taken, common side effects and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both health care facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2012
Revised Date: 4/2012

 
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