Care during cancer: Information for patients, families and caregivers

A Teva Canada podcast series on living with cancer

This ten-episode series by Teva Canada explores the most common issues you or a loved one may experience while living with cancer, from effects of treatments and pain management to diet and emotional communication.

Host France Giroux, a senior nurse consultant with Teva Canada’s Patient Services, shares some helpful information on what to expect and practical ways these issues can be approached.

This series was initially developed for Teva Chile by Daniela Rojas, a psychologist specializing in psycho-oncology and palliative care, and Dr. Moyra López, a physician specializing in pain relief and palliative care. It has been adapted for Canadian audiences by Teva Canada.

 

This episode looks at the effects of cancer treatments, and shares some insights into how today’s treatments are more targeted and better tolerated than those of the past.

 

Pain in cancer patients—whether because of the condition or treatment—can be managed. This episode looks into pain and its management.

 

This episode looks at the ways cancer treatments can affect the patient’s diet and offers practical tips on managing a nutritious diet.

 

Get tips on recognizing the signs of impaired awareness and delirium in a cancer patient—and ways you can respond as a caregiver.

 

In this episode, we suggest ways to help improve a cancer patient’s sleep cycle and manage insomnia.

 

Cancer can affect a patient’s skin, oral health and hair. We share some ways to help manage these effects.

 

In this episode, we talk about a little-discussed subject: how cancer and its treatment may affect the sexuality of patients and their partners.

 

Learn how to maintain an open emotional communication dynamic among everyone in the family living with cancer.

 

In this episode, we explore why it is important to involve children in the family’s experience of living with cancer and how to approach the subject with them.

 

In our tenth and final episode, we talk about caregivers and their needs, with advice on a range of topics, from self-care to managing stress and emotions.