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100 Questions and Answers about Leukemia,9781449665838

100 Questions and Answers about Leukemia

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9781449665838

ISBN10:
1449665837
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Pub. Date:
5/1/2012
Publisher(s):
JONES & BARTLETT PUBLISHERS
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EMPOWER YOURSELF!Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, survivor, or a friend, relative or caregiver, 100 Questions & Answers About Leukemia offers support and guidance. Now in its third edition, 100 Questions & Answers About Leukemia continues the successful doctor-patient collaboration, providing authoritative, practical answers to your questions regarding diagnostic testing, treatment options, clinical trials and much more. Written by a leukemia survivor and a prominent physician specializing in treatment of leukemia, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Basicsp. 1
Questions 1-5 give the basic background information about blood, the immune system, and other cells involved in leukemia:
What is leukemia?
What is blood composed of and what blood cells are affected by leukemia?
How does leukemia affect my immune system?
What is bone marrow?
Facts About Leukemia: Risks, Diagnosis, and Effectsp. 9
Questions 6-19 describe the different kinds of leukemia that exist: what they are, who gets them, how they affect the body, and how they are diagnosed:
Are there different types of leukemia? Why is one called acute and one called chronic?
How common is leukemia?
What is myelodysplastic syndrome? Is it related to leukemia?
What is a blast?
How does someone know he or she has leukemia?
What is neutropenia?
Treatmentp. 33
Questions 20-31 describe the different methods of treating each form of leukemia:
How is leukemia treated?
What is chemotherapy?
How does my doctor decide which chemotherapy to give me?
What is gene therapy?
What is antisense therapy?
What is a monoclonal antibody?
What is immunotherapy?
Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantationp. 47
Questions 32-49 describe the process of transplantation used to cure some forms of leukemia:
What is a stem cell?
What is stem cell transplantation?
Who should have a stem cell transplant?
What is the difference between autologous and allogeneic transplants?
How is it determined which type of transplant is appropriate for my care?
How long after diagnosis should a transplant take place?
Side Effects and Complications of Treatmentp. 59
Questions 50-68 describe some of the side effects and complications of leukemia treatment:
Will I need blood transfusions?
Are blood transfusions safe?
What side effects might a patient experience with chemotherapy?
What types of infections do I need to be concerned about?
Treatment Facilities and Healthcare Providersp. 73
Questions 69-87 describe some of the considerations in deciding upon where to get treatment and who to turn to for care:
How do I know my doctor is providing the right treatment?
Is there a difference between and attending doctor and a fellow?
Do all hospitals perform all treatments?
Do caregivers get any training?
Can and should family members be caregivers?
Living with Leukemiap. 93
Questions 88-100 address some of the day-to-day issues that face leukemia patients and their loved ones:
How does someone know whether he or she is cured?
Will my child with leukemia grow up normally?
Do patients ever get back to normal?
What are the patient's physical limitations after a bone marrow transplantation?
What is the chance of the leukemia coming back?
Glossaryp. 105
Appendixp. 113
Indexp. 115
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