Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Options

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Options

by Lorraine Johnston, Linda Lamb (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565924444
Publisher: Patient Centered Guides
Publication date: 05/01/1999
Series: Patient Centered Guides Series
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Lorraine Johnston is the wife of an eight-year lymphoma survivor and the daughter of a twenty-year lymphoma survivor. In the years since her husband's diagnosis, she's been involved in a number of support groups that offer emotional and practical support to lymphoma survivors. Her first book is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment & Options. In the course of her support group efforts, Lorraine has been interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer and by National Public Radio's Marketplace program regarding the best ways to find reliable medical information using a personal computer and various media such as the World Wide Web. She attempts to dispel the myths that access to sound medical information is cloaked in secrecy and that medical literature is impossible to interpret. Using her life-long love of biology and her degree in life sciences, she helps cancer survivors evaluate accurately the material they locate, emphasizing resources such as the National Cancer Institute's databases of treatments and clinical trials, and the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE, a collection of over nine million published medical research studies. Lorraine's years of study have included many courses in psychology, but she found that nothing in her educational background prepared her adequately for facing the terror and heartbreak of cancer. One of her chief interests is helping the newly diagnosed as well as long-term survivors feel less lonely and less afraid as they confront their diagnoses and weigh their options.

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