Understanding Leukaemia and Related Cancers

  • ID: 2221466
  • Book
  • 128 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Understanding Leukaemia and Related Cancers communicates, in easily accessible language, the basics of these diseases, how they are treated and what the likely outcome might be. It is intended for a varied audience, including patients with leukaemia and their families, non–specialist doctors, medical students and allied health staff. It should help even the more experienced doctor to grasp in easily communicated terms the essence of the disease in terms understandable to the patient. There is a comprehensive glossary of terms, and an international listing of patient support groups.

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Foreword by Jos&é Carreras.

Foreword by Ray Powles.

Authors′ note.

Acknowledgements.

1 What is leukaemia?.

2 What happens in leukaemia?.

3 The different types of leukaemia.

4 Diagnosis of leukaemia.

5 The patient and the doctor.

6 The treatment of leukaemia.

7 Blood and bone marrow transplantation.

8 Future prospects.

Glossary.

Appendix 1.

Appendix 2.

Index

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"Undoubtedly the diagnosis of blood cancer irrevocably changes the lifestyle of the patient as well as the whole family. The diagnosis often carries an undercurrent of dread and even terror, largely because of the general public s perception of these diseases, much of which stems from non–medical media reports. But the medical facts speak for themselves: an increasing proportion of patients with certain types of blood cancers are now being cured. Perhaps, I, myself, can be considered fortunate enough to be among them.

Reading Understanding Leukaemia and Related Cancers should facilitate a better understanding and help patients to improve their chances of cure. Knowing what lies ahead at each moment is also an important source of encouragement." Jos&é Carreras President, International Jose Carreras Foundation

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