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Chemotherapy Information for Patients

There are several types of helpful information about chemotherapy from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in this section. These include:

  • Patient Education Publications available in PDF and most in Kindle or EPub format
  • Chemotherapy Medication Information from Chemocare.com which provides up-to-date chemotherapy information statements written at a patient level for most types of chemotherapy.

E-Book Publications from the National Cancer Institute

NCI's popular patient education publications are available in a variety of formats. Download one or more of these booklets to your e-book device, smartphone, or tablet for handy reference, or open them as a PDF directly in the browser. 



Treatments and Side Effects



Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer

Covers side effects that patients may have during chemotherapy and ways to manage them.



Understanding Chemotherapy

Get answers to commonly asked questions about chemotherapy using this interactive pamphlet.



Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects Fact Sheets

Get answers to commonly asked questions about chemotherapy using this interactive pamphlet.



Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment

Covers eating problems that patients may have during treatment for cancer and ways to manage them.


Drug Information from MedLine Plus

Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. These user-friendly patient oriented drug statements include chemotherapy and cancer side effects drugs.

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How to download and view eBooks:

Kindle:

  • Open via the browser on your Kindle.
  • Or, select "Kindle." Then, use a USB cable to transfer the file to your Kindle.

Smartphone or tablet:

  • Via an ePubs app, select "Other eReaders" to download and view.
  • Via a Kindle app, select "Kindle" to download and view.
  • If you don't have an app, select "PDF."

Desktop or laptop computer:

  • Free software is available to read eBooks on your computer. Adobe Digital Editions is one option for ePub and Calibre is one for Kindle.

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