Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Leukemia

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 25, 2010 - Medical - 172 pages
Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Leukemia is a concise, easy-to-follow "how to" guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining leukemia treatment from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead, and performs the task of putting together your plan of care in layman's terms. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you the ability to confidently participate in the decision making about your care and treatment.


The Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Leukemia is a concise, easy-to-follow
how to guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining leukemia
treatment from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze
of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead,
and provides valuable tools to help you to put together your plan of care.
Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you the
ability to confidently participate in the decision making about your care and treatment.
About the Series
Learning that you or someone you love has cancer is devastating, and feeling lost and
powerless is a common immediate response. The Johns Hopkins Patients' Guides are
designed to alleviate your anxiety, empower you with information, and enable you
to fully understand your treatment options. Each book in this series is dedicated to
a specific type of cancer. The information is there to help lighten your burden and to
assist you in becoming an active participant in your care. Cancer rarely allows us to
take a diversion from life, and offering guidance on how to continue to live life while
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 FIRST STEPSIVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA
1
CHAPTER 2 MY TEAMMEETING YOUR TREATMENT TEAM
19
CHAPTER 3 TAKING ACTIONCOMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS
29
CHAPTER 4 BE PREPAREDTHE SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT
71
CHAPTER 5 STRAIGHT TALKCOMMUNICATIONS WITH FAMILY FRIENDS AND COWORKERS
87
CHAPTER 6 MAINTAINING BALANCEWORK AND LIFE DURING TREATMENT
95
CHAPTER 7 SURVIVING LEUKEMIAREENGAGING IN MIND AND BODY HEALTH AFTER TREATMENT
101
CHAPTER 8 MANAGING RISKWHAT IF MY CANCER COMES BACK?
111
CHAPTER 9 MY CANCER ISNT CURABLEWHAT NOW?
117
CHAPTER 10 LEUKEMIA IN OLDER ADULTS
121
CHAPTER 11 TRUSTED RESOURCESFINDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT LEUKEMIA AND ITS TREATMENT
139
INFORMATION ABOUT JOHNS HOPKINS
149
FURTHER READING
151
GLOSSARY
153
INDEX
161
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Department of Hematology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland

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