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:
- 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
Preface. Abbreviations. 1. Introduction. 2. Hemopoiesis and blood cells. 3. What happens in leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas? 4. Different types of leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas. 5. Diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. 6. The patient and the specialist. 7. Treatment of leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas: current practice. 8. Treatment of leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas: additional considerations. 9. Stem cell transplantation for leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas. 10. Side-effects of the treatment of leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas. 11. Future prospects. 12. Targeted therapies, including history.13. Supportive and Adjunctive care. Glossary. Appendix I Sources of information and support for patients. Appendix II General references and suggested further reading.