100 Questions & Answers About Bone Marrow And Stem Cell Transplantation

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For people fighting many kinds of disease, bone marrow transplantation or stem cell transplantation may be the only realistic chance of a cure -- but the procedure is complicated and frightening, with many long-term ramifications. How do you decide whether this method of treatment is for you? Along with your physician's advice, let 100 Questions and Answers About Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation be your guide. It is the only book that offers the first-hand experiences of a patient and the perspective of ...
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Overview

For people fighting many kinds of disease, bone marrow transplantation or stem cell transplantation may be the only realistic chance of a cure -- but the procedure is complicated and frightening, with many long-term ramifications. How do you decide whether this method of treatment is for you? Along with your physician's advice, let 100 Questions and Answers About Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation be your guide. It is the only book that offers the first-hand experiences of a patient and the perspective of a transplant doctor to provide you with authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone considering a bone marrow or stem cell transplantation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763712730
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 6/13/2003
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 130
  • Product dimensions: 0.31 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v
Introduction vii
Part 1. The Basics 1
What is bone marrow? Why might someone need a bone marrow transplant?
What is the difference between BMT and SCT?
How long after the diagnosis should the transplant take place?
Part 2. Before the Transplant: Logistics and Work-Up 19
How do I find a doctor who is right for me?
What is involved in the pre-transplant evaluation?
Am I going to go broke?
Part 3. Caring for Your Body and Mind 43
How do I find the time to manage my treatment?
What can I do to improve my chances of survival?
Will I be different after my transplant?
Part 4. The BMT Procedure 77
What is the BMT conditioning regimen?
What is total body irradiation (TBI)?
What happens during the transplant procedure itself?
What is engraftment, and when does it occur?
Part 5. Post Transplant 95
Will my contacts with other people be restricted after the transplant?
Do I need to make any nutritional adjustments post transplant?
Appendix 107
Glossary 119
Index 125
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