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:
"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.
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
Appendix I: Sources of Information and Support for Patients
Appendix II: General References and Suggested Further Reading