OncoLink

Patient & Family Education Center

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: October 2, 2012

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OncoLink Rx
Handouts on chemotherapy and other commonly used medications

Handouts on common side effects by category

These sheets are also available in Spanish. Choose the one you want from this list, then click on the "OncoLink en espanol" button at the top left of the page to translate.

Build My Patient Treatment Binder

 

Blood Counts

 

Anemia (low red cell count)
Guide to Blood Counts
Neutropenia
Thrombocytopenia (low platelets)

 

Chemotherapy Safety

 

Home Safety for Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
Taking Oral Chemotherapy at Home

 

General Side Effects

 

Aromatase Inhibitor-Related Joint Pain
Chemo-Brain
Constipation
Diarrhea
Fatigue
Hair Loss
Hand-Foot Syndrome, Patient Guide
Mouth Sores & Oral Care Regimen
Nail and Skin Care
Nausea & Vomiting
Pain Management Tips
Peripheral Neuropathy
Shortness of Breath

 

Treatment Information

 

Chemotherapy: The Basics
Overview of the Treatment Process (Radiation therapy)
Radiation Therapy: The Basics

 

Nutrition

 

Loss of Appetite
Low Fiber Diet for Diarrhea
Post-Esophagectomy Diet
Preventing Dehydration
Protein Needs During Treatment
Taste Changes During Cancer Therapy

 

Sexuality

 

Erectile Dysfunction After Cancer Therapies
Vaginal Dryness and Painful Intercourse
Women's Guide to Sexuality During & After Cancer Treatment

 

Radiation Therapy S/E

 

Skin Reactions
Tips for Dealing with Urinary Incontinence (for women)
Vaginal Dilators for Radiation Therapy
Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)

 

Lymphedema

 

FAQs About Lymphedema Garments and Bandaging
Insurance and Lymphedema Treatment
Lymphedema and Exercise FAQs
Lymphedema and Travel
Lymphedema Risk Reduction
Lymphedema Tip Sheet
Treatment for Lymphedema: Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

 

OncoPilot Treatment Binder Forms

 

Appointment List
Blood Counts Record
Calendar Pages
Cancer Therapy Treatment Summary
Chemotherapy Biotherapy Record
Family History of Cancer
Hospitalization Surgery Record
Insurance Information
Laboratory Tests Record
Medication List
Provider List
Radiation Therapy Record
Radiology Diagnostic Tests Record

 

More in-depth information sheets on these topics

 

Bone Health
Cancer Related Fatigue
Female Fertility and Cancer Treatment
Insomnia in the Cancer Patient
Lymphedema Overview
Male Fertility and Cancer Treatment
Mucositis
Neutropenia

Diagnostic Tests
Patient teaching sheets on various procedures & diagnostic tests

Cancer Types
General information on cancer types and disease overviews

Cancer Treatment Information
General treatment information

Financial Information for Patients

Foreign Language Materials

The following sites contain materials in languages other than English. While materials would ideally be interpreted by trained medical interpreters, it is not always possible to get materials written this way. If a family member speaks English, it may be a good idea to review a document with them first to be sure it says what you think it says. If you know a good site with foreign language materials, submit it to us.

Health Information Translations: Information on many health conditions, translated by trained personnel, available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Hindu, Somalia, Korean, Ukrainian, French & Spanish.

SUNYit Culture Med™ (State University of New York Institute of Technology): Compiled list of numerous websites with health information in many languages.

Leukemia Foundation of Australia: Understanding Leukemias, Lymphomas & Myelomas in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian & Vietnamese.

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages: Developed by South Cove Community Health Center and Tuft's University to increase access to health materials for the Asian community. Numerous cancer topics in Hmong, Thai, Korean, Chinese, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Laotian.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine: List of foreign language materials available on the web.

Links to Other Sites with Good Handouts or Nursing Resources