How to Manage Your Cancer Symptoms – Guides for Patients

How to Manage Your Cancer Symptoms – Guides for Patients were developed by Cancer Care Ontario to help you to manage your cancer-related symptoms. The guides focus on individual topic areas including: pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, shortness of breath, mouth problems, depression and anxiety.

  • The easy-to-read guides have information about what causes symptoms, how to manage them, and where to get helpful resources
  • Your health care providers may also use the guides to help teach you to manage your symptoms and learn strategies that you can safely use at home
  • If you would like a printed version, copies of the guides can be found in our Waiting Areas or ask a member of your care team

To view or print copies of these guides, click on the links below.

Guide Viewable Version Print Version
How to Manage your Fatigue English | French English | French
How to Manage your Nausea & Vomiting English | French English | French
How to Manage your Pain English | French English | French
How to Manage your Constipation English | French English | French
How to Manage your Diarrhea English | French English | French
How to Manage your Depression English | French English | French
How to Manage your Mouth Care English | French English | French
How to Manage your Loss of Appetite English | French English | French
How to Manage your Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea) English | French English | French
How to Manage your Anxiety English | French English | French
How to tell if you have a Fever English | French English | French

The guides are also available on the CCO website www.cancercare.on.ca/symptoms. If you need help accessing the guides ask a member of your health care team or call the Patient Education Lead at 807-684-7310; toll free 1-877-696-7223 ext.7310, email Heather Neilson-Clayton neilsonh@tbh.net.

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