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Understanding Leukemias, Lymphomas and Myelomas




ISBN 9781841847757
Published August 11, 2010 by CRC Press
180 Pages

 
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Book Description

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

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

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