Understanding Leukemias, Lymphomas and Myelomas

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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 t
 

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2 Myths and Facts About Blood and Stem Cells
12
3 What Happens in Leukemias Lymphomas and Myelomas?
19
4 Different Types of Leukemias Lymphomas and Myelomas
32
5 Diagnosis of Leukemia Lymphoma and Myeloma
57
6 The Patient and the Specialist
71
7 General Management of Blood Cancers
75
8 Specific Therapy for Leukemias
87
9 Specific Therapy for Lymphomas
100
10 Specific Current Therapy for Myelomas
110
11 Current Role of Stem Cell Transplantation for Leukemias Lymphomas and Myelomas
118
12 Principal SideEffects of the Treatment of Leukemias Lymphomas and Myelomas
135
13 Future Prospects
140
Glossary
143
Sources of Information and Support for Patients
152
General References and Suggested Further Reading
156
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