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Understanding Leukemias, Lymphomas and Myelomas

2nd Edition

By Tariq I. Mughal, Tariq Mughal, John Goldman, John M. Goldman, Sabena T. Mughal, Sabena Mughal

CRC Press

188 pages

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A brand-new edition of the bestselling guide to hematologic malignancies.

An international team of contributors come together to present all clinically relevant aspects of leukemias, lymphomas, and myelomas. Using clear terminology, the book discusses salient features, diagnostic procedures, prognosis, and treatments for these cancers.

Following on the successful steps of the first edition, this Second Edition covers:

  • various types of leukemias, lymphomas, and myelomas
  • utilizing stem cell transplantation
  • side-effects of various treatments
  • future prospects for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma
  • targeted therapies and history of the cancers
  • information and support sources for patients


"well written in a clear language and with obvious sympathy for our patients; […] is very well informed and admirably up to date in providing information about basic and applied research as well as new trials in hematology; finally, it has a useful glossary and deatailed info and (working!) www address for support societies in a number of countries. In short, a thoroughly researched contribution to the bookshelf."

Peter Hokland, Euorpean Journal of Haematology, August 2006, Vol 77. Iss 2.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Blood Cancers

Myths and Facts about Blood and Stem Cells

What Happens in Leukemias, Lymphomas, and Myelomas?

Different Types of Leukemias, Lymphomas, and Myelomas

Diagnosis of Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma

The Patient and the Specialist

General Management of Blood Cancers

Specific Therapy for Leukemias

Specific Therapy for Lymphomas

Specific Current Therapy for Myelomas

Current Role of Stem Cell Transplantation for Leukemias, Lymphomas, and Myelomas

Principal Side-Effects of the Treatment of Leukemias, Lymphomas, and Myelomas

Future Prospects


Appendix I: Sources of Information and Support for Patients

Appendix II: General References and Suggested Further Reading


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Hematology
MEDICAL / Oncology