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9780763774332

Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Leukemia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780763774332

  • ISBN10:

    0763774332

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-20
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Leukemia is a concise, easy-to-follow how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining leukemia treatment from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead, and performs the task of putting together your plan of care in layman’s terms. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you the ability to confidently participate in the decision making about your care and treatment. The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Leukemia is a concise, easy-to-followhow to guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining leukemiatreatment from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming mazeof treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead,and provides valuable tools to help you to put together your plan of care.Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you theability to confidently participate in the decision making about your care and treatment.About the SeriesLearning that you or someone you love has cancer is devastating, and feeling lost andpowerless is a common immediate response. The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guides aredesigned to alleviate your anxiety, empower you with information, and enable youto fully understand your treatment options. Each book in this series is dedicated toa specific type of cancer. The information is there to help lighten your burden and toassist you in becoming an active participant in your care. Cancer rarely allows us totake a diversion from life, and offering guidance on how to continue to live life while

Table of Contents

Chapter1 First Steps - I've Been Diagnosed with Leukemia
Chapter2 My Team - Meeting Your Treatment Team
Chapter3 Take Action - Comprehensive Treatment Considerations
Chapter4 Be Prepared
Chapter5 Straight Talk - Communications with Family, Friends, and Coworkers
Chapter6 Maintaining Balance - Work and Life While Receiving Treatment
Chapter7 Surviving Cancer - Re-engaging in Mind-Body Health After Treatment
Chapter8 Managing Risk - What if My Cancer Comes Back?
Chapter9 What Then - My Cancer Isn't Curable
Chapter10 Leukemia in Older Adults
Chapter11 Trusted Resources - Where to Find More Information

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