Together We Can -- Newsletter of the Joan Karnell Cancer Center

Winter 2002

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New Cancer Resources

Located near the waiting room in the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, the Patient and Family Education Room offers current books, videos and information on cancer treatment.We continue to acquire new books that are categorized by subject and are available for loan.

If you'd like to make a donation to the Patient and Family Education Room, you can specify that you would like a book to be purchased in your name.We'll use a bookplate to identify your book.

Here are some of our most recent additions:

  • Recovering from Breast Surgery, Exercises to Strengthen your Body and Relieve Pain
  • The Cancer Recovery Eating Plan
  • The What to Eat if You have Cancer Cook Book
  • Advanced Breast Cancer, A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease
  • Second Opinions
  • Fine Black Lines, Reflections and Facing Cancer, Fear & Loneliness
  • Legal Rights of the Catastrophically Ill and Injured
  • My Mother's Breast; Daughters face their Mothers' Cancer
  • The Power of Hope, A Doctor's Perspective
  • The Healer Within
  • Using Traditional Chinese Techniques
  • The Gay Men's Wellness Guide
  • Consumer's Guide to Cancer Drugs
  • Coming to Terms with Cancer, A glossary of Cancer-Related Terms
  • Cancer in the Family, Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Illness
  • ACS Guide to Pain Control, Powerful Methods to Overcome Cancer Pain

Our Patient and Family Education room additionally features Internet access, a television and a VCR. A phone is also available for local calls. For children, we offer a play table with coloring books and puzzles to help pass the time. Our aim is to provide a quiet space for patients and their families to gather information. Be sure to check it out.


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