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Bone Marrow Transplants : A Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Families :  A Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Families - Marianne L. Shaffer

Bone Marrow Transplants : A Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Families

A Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Families

Hardcover Published: January 1994
ISBN: 9780878338559
Number Of Pages: 200

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The first successful bone marrow transplant (BMT) was performed in 1968, and since that time the treatment has evolved into one that offers a potential cure to thousands with cancer. Although young in comparison with other medical treatments, bone marrow transplantation is now considered an effective weapon in the fight against leukemia and other cancers. Despite all the attention recently given BMTs, detailed and easy-to-understand information for patients and their families has never before been available. Now, Marianne L. Shaffer, R.N. and former BMT patient, covers every aspect of the treatment, from diagnosis to post-transplant recovery, discussing such issues as how one decides to undergo the treatment and how marrow "matches" are located. With the author's unique insight, drawn from her experiences as a patient and a medical professional, Bone Marrow Transplants: A Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Families completely prepares you for this complicated but miraculous treatment. In addition, there is an invaluable glossary of cancer and BMT-related terms, a recommended reading list, and a helpful resource section. Finally, here is the up-to-date, comprehensive source that patients, and their health care providers, have been waiting for.

Introductionp. 1
When the Diagnosis Is Cancerp. 7
What Is a Bone Marrow Transplant?p. 30
Making the Decision to Have a BMTp. 65
Preparing for the Transplantp. 89
What to Expect During Treatmentp. 100
What Happens after Discharge from the Hospital?p. 116
Post-transplant Issuesp. 135
Afterwordp. 155
Appendixp. 159
Glossaryp. 163
Indexp. 177
About the Authorp. 182
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ISBN: 9780878338559
ISBN-10: 0878338551
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: January 1994
Publisher: TAYLOR PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.65 x 16.03  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.49

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