Living with Lymphoma: A Patient's Guideby Elizabeth M. Adler
"When neurobiologist Elizabeth M. Adler was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, she learned everything she could about the disease, both to cope with the emotional stress of being diagnosed and to be sure she made the best possible decisions for her treatment. In Living with Lymphoma, she combines her knowledge of lymphoma - both scientific and personal - with the… See more details below
"When neurobiologist Elizabeth M. Adler was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, she learned everything she could about the disease, both to cope with the emotional stress of being diagnosed and to be sure she made the best possible decisions for her treatment. In Living with Lymphoma, she combines her knowledge of lymphoma - both scientific and personal - with the desire to help other patients come to grips with this complex, and often baffling, disease." "Adler thoroughly explains the disease, describing the many different kinds of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the wide range of symptoms, and the various treatment options available. Convinced that understanding lymphoma's biological basis will help patients make better treatment decisions, Adler explains basic cell biology and how the immune system functions. Readers will gain the background necessary to understand and evaluate medical literature and to ask their physicians questions specific to their own needs." Drawing on her scientific expertise and personal journey - as well as her empathy, passion, and humor - Adler has created a valuable guide for people with lymphoma and for the people caring for them.
A wide range of library holdings will want to make this a basic reference; from public libraries to college health collections.
- Johns Hopkins University Press
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- 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.09(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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A stand-alone text for lymphoma patients. Keep it at your side along with all the questions you have (written down, of course), and come prepared to every visit, knowledgeable about your disease and your treatment. Knowledge is power. Elizabeth has provided you with an invaluable resource.
Adler's professional background and experience as a lymphoma survivor make her the perfect person to write this book. The author's explanations are a gentle guide and a thorough introduction to the basics that give us the confidence to handle decisions relating to treatments and other aspects of lymphoma.
Meet the Author
Following her diagnoses with lymphoma and breast cancer, Elizabeth M. Adler, PhD, shifted her focus from science research to science communication. The first edition of Living with Lymphoma won the American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award.
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