Living with Lymphoma: A Patient's Guide

Living with Lymphoma: A Patient's Guide

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by Elizabeth M. Adler
     
 

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"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

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"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.

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
A wide range of library holdings will want to make this a basic reference; from public libraries to college health collections.

Bookwatch

A wide range of library holdings will want to make this a basic reference; from public libraries to college health collections.

Lymphoma Information Network - Mike Barela
It is the most complete explanation of what goes on I've found and is excellent... I highly recommend it for patients, loved ones, and anyone who would like to understand what is lymphoma.

Oncolink - Carolyn Vachani
As a patient, I feel the need to learn all I can about any new diagnosis... this is the most comprehensive book I have seen on the subject, short of a medical text... OncoLink highly recommends this guide.

Library Journal
Lymphoma survivor Adler (associate editor, Science magazine's Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment) combined her personal experience with her neurobiology background to create this well-researched guide for lymphoma patients. Her book is divided into three parts: "Living with Lymphoma," which focuses on symptoms and diagnosis; "Treating Lymphoma," which details chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and other therapies; and "Understanding Lymphoma," which provides a deeper explanation of the biology of cancer cells and the immune system. Adler's personal experiences are integrated into the medical material. Extensive footnotes for each chapter, a glossary, and illustrations in the third section aid in understanding. The book's reading level is quite high, falling somewhere between that of Lorraine Johnston's Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment & Options and an oncology textbook. While this makes it inappropriate for many readers, those desiring a more in-depth treatment will appreciate it. Recommended for larger public and consumer health libraries.-Eris Weaver, Librarian on the Loose, Cotati, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Lymphoma Information Network
The most complete explanation of what goes on... I highly recommend it for patients, loved ones, and anyone who would like to understand what is lymphoma.

Oncolink
The most comprehensive book I have seen on the subject, short of a medical text.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801881800
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.09(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Michael R. Bishop

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.

Wendy S. Harpham
Elizabeth Adler offers a crash course on lymphoma that is remarkable for its clarity and compassion. As a physician-survivor, I’ve experienced how knowledge enables patients to help physicians personalize treatments and to optimize their own self-care between office visits. Living with Lymphoma empowers patients to open windows of opportunity to improve their outcome.

from the Introduction by Michael R. Bishop
A standalone text for lymphoma patients. Elizabeth has provided you with an invaluable resource.

Anne Atkinson

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.

from the Foreword by W. Jeffrey Baker
A wonderful work.I can sincerely recommend it to patients, caregivers, and health professionals who will benefit from its intelligence and wisdom.

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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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