eleffle1 wrote:... If anyone from an international background would like to discuss factors surrounding screening, diet, exercise, accessibility, treatment and more that would be fantastic....
O Stoma Mia wrote: Book - I would recommend reading the following book, which gives a general introduction to chemotherapy without focusing on any particular drug. The emphasis is on how to deal with the main side effects that are common to most all chemotherapy regimens, i.e., nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, neuropathy, etc. It is a good guide for someone who has had no prior experience with chemotherapy
"Chemotherapy Survivor Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get through Treatment ", by J. McKay and T. Schacher, (2009)
eleffle1 wrote:... For the third semester (the current) we are supposed to conduct international communications in order to better understand global implications of the disease. There are no explicit guidelines for what needs to be covered or discussed, so frankly any type of input is positive...
eleffle1 wrote:1. Your nutritional habits up to diagnosis and your personal feelings on it's significance to your current diagnosis
2. How nutritional habits of your country may effect the health of the public, are healthy foods accessible?
is your country moving towards a more "westernized" diet of fast food and saturated fats?
what is the public's general interpretation regarding nutrition and their health state (as you have perceived it)
3. What levels of screening are accessible to the public in your part of the world? Are colonoscopy's common place? are Fecal Occult Blood Tests used in its absence?
Is the public aware of CDC screening guidelines and what type of systems are in place to help provide accessibility?
Did your diagnosis come through recommended/routine screening or did symptoms send you for more help?
Is anybody's diagnosis genetically linked to familial occurrences of CRC?
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