2nd Edition

Understanding Leukemias, Lymphomas and Myelomas

By Tariq I. Mughal Copyright 2010

    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

    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


    Mughal, Tariq I.