100 Questions and Answers about Myeloma

ISBN-10: 1449689310
ISBN-13: 9781449689315
Edition: 3rd 2014
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Description: Revised and Updated!Whether you’re a newly diagnosed myeloma patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor’s and patient’s views, 100 Questions & Answers About Myeloma gives you  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 154
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Revised and Updated!Whether you’re a newly diagnosed myeloma patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor’s and patient’s views, 100 Questions & Answers About Myeloma gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. Written by a hematologist-oncologist specializing in myeloma treatment, and featuring “insider” advice from an actual patient, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.

Preface
The Basics
Questions 1-11 explain what myeloma is and describe its components, associated disorders, and complications...
What is myeloma?
What is monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)?
What is a solitary plasmacytoma?
Diagnosis and Staging
Questions 12-30 discuss diagnostic tests, staging, symptoms, prognosis, and more...
How is myeloma diagnosed?
What is serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP)?
What is serum protein immunofixation (SIFE)?
Treatment Options
Questions 31-35 outline and describe the various treatments available to myeloma patients...
Should all cases of myeloma receive treatment?
What options are available for the treatment of myeloma?
What is the usual sequence of treatments for myeloma?
Side Effects and Complications of Treatment
Questions 56-64 provide information on complications of myeloma treatment...
What are the main side effects of chemotherapy?
What precautions are necessary if my white blood cell (WBC) count is low because of chemotherapy?
My platelet count is low because of chemotherapy. What does that mean?
Stem Cell Transplantation
Questions 65-78 explain stem cell transplantation, cell donor issues, and potential complications...
What is a stem cell, and how can it help in treatment of my myeloma?
Why are autologous stem cell transplants performed for myeloma?
What is the difference between a bone marrow transplant and a stem cell transplant?
If Treatment Fails
Questions 79-85 offer strategies for coping with a poor prognosis...
How do I decide if active treatment is no longer worthwhile?
What is comfort care?
If I stop active anticancer therapy, what other options are available?
Advocacy and Support
Questions 86-100 provide practical advice for the day-to-day dealing with symptoms and related issues...
Does myeloma run in families? Are my relatives at risk?
Should I receive immunoglobulin therapy?
Can I have a flu shot?
Appendix: Myeloma Information and Resources
A list of websites, organizations, and literature to help cancer patients and their families find additional information on general and specific topics related to myeloma.
Glossary
Index

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