Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplants: A Guide for Patients
Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplants: A Guide for Patients by Susan K. Stewart
BMTinfonet.org (2012), 228 Pages
The 2012 edition of Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplants: A Guide for Patients is chock full of important information applicable to patients, family members and friends. This comprehensive and easy-to-read book is a "must" for patients considering a transplant using donor bone marrow, blood stem cells or cord blood. The book walks the reader through what to expect before, during and after transplant and includes the perspective of patients as well as caregivers.
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Cancer Clinical Trials: A Commonsense Guide to Experimental Cancer Therapies and Clinical Trials
Cancer Clinical Trials: A Commonsense Guide to Experimental Cancer Therapies and Clinical Trials By Tomasz M. Beer, M.D., Larry W. Axmaker, Ed.D
DiaMedica, 2012, 144 Pages
ISBN-10: 098232197X ISBN-13: 978-0982321973
Cancer Clinical Trials is a comprehensive, no-nonsense, and readable guide for anyone who is considering therapeutic options in addition to standard cancer therapy. The book seeks to share knowledge about cancer clinical trials with people living with cancer, their families and loved ones. It will help readers decide if a clinical trial is a good option for them, to choose an appropriate trial, and to navigate through the clinical trial process. It includes lists of questions to ask, things to look for, things to watch out for, and places to look for information. A chapter on available drugs now used to treat cancer will be especially helpful.
One Hundred Days: My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient
One Hundred Days: My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient By David Biro, M.D.
Knopf Publishing Group, 2001, 304 pages
Stricken with a potentially life-threatening rare blood disease, Dr. Biro chooses to undergo a potentially curative, though potentially life-threatening allogeneic stem cell transplant, despite conflicting medical advise. Told with candor and humor, he shares his experiences of the transplant process. From the perspective of a patient who is also a doctor, he includes both the physical and the emotional impact of the transplant.
Autologous Stem Cell Transplants: A Handbook for Patients
Autologous Stem Cell Transplants: A Handbook for Patients By Susan K. Stewart
Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network, 191 pages
This book is a complete resource for patients having an autologous stem cell transplant - one that uses the patient's own stem cells. Directed to patients and caregivers, this book includes valuable information along a continuum from preparation for the transplant, the treatment itself and aftercare. The author, a leukemia and stem cell transplant survivor, is executive director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Information Network.
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Over 140 Things You Need to Know About Your Autologous Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant
Over 140 Things You Need to Know About Your Autologous Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant By Mark Patton
MGC Publications, 88 pages, 2005
This book is the personal account of a young multiple myeloma patient who has undergone two autologous bone marrow transplants and three peripheral blood stem cell transplants over the course of his treatment. The author's objective is to share his knowledge with other blood cancer patients and to assist those facing an autologous transplant to better understand the procedure and recovery. This user-friendly guide offers advice and information on topics including selecting a transplant center, recovering from induction therapy and avoiding infection, caring for your caregiver and tips on incorporating complementary and alternative medicine practices.
For more information: www.bmtresources.org
100 Questions & Answers About Cancer and Fertility
100 Questions & Answers About Cancer and Fertility By Lindsay Beck, Kutluck H. Oktay MD, Joyce Dillon Reinecke, JD
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008 152 Pages
Whether you're a newly diagnosed cancer patient, a survivor or a loved one of someone suffering from infertility, this book offers help. The only book available which provides both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Cancer & Fertility, provides practical, authoritative answers to 100 of the most common questions asked by cancer patients and survivors about fertility. Written by an Ob-Gyn/reproductive medicine specialist and cancer/fertility patient advocate, with commentary from actual patients, this is an invaluable resource for anyone struggling with the medical, physical and emotional turmoil of cancer and infertility.