Over 140 Things You Need To Know About Your Autologous Bone Marrow Or Stem Cell Transplant

Book Description Over 140 Things You Need to Know about Your Autologous Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant was written by Mark Patton after his fifth transplant He has had two bone marrow transplants BMTs and three peripheral blood stem cell transplants PBSCTs since he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1991 Mark now claims the tongue in cheek title of The WorldBook Description Over 140 Things You Need to Know about Your Autologous Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant was written by Mark Patton after his fifth transplant He has had two bone marrow transplants BMTs and three peripheral blood stem cell transplants PBSCTs since he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1991 Mark now claims the tongue in cheek title of The World s Most Transplanted Person Mark s wife was tested as a platelet donor shortly after he was diagnosed Unbelievably, her tests revealed she had chronic lymphocytic leukemia CLL , a blood cancer Mark and Mary Grace published Over 140 Things to help patients who are going to have a transplant or who are thinking about having a transplant understand the risks and rewards of these procedures The tips provide practical, real world advice to make each day of the patient s treatment and recovery as pleasant and problem free as possible Listed below are the chapters in the book 1 Determining If You Are a Transplant Candidate 2 Background Information on Transplants 3 Deciding the Treatment That s Best for You 4 Selecting a Transplant Center 5 Preparing for Your Transplant 6 Doing Your Transplant 7 Recovering from Your Chemotherapy and or Radiation 8 Dealing with Hair Loss 9 The Input Output Game 10 Taking Care of Your Healthcare Providers 11 Caring for Your Caregiver 12 Keeping in Touch with Family and Friends 13 Being Discharged from the Hospital 14 Complementary and Alternative Medicine 15 Freebies for Transplantees 16 Transplant Resource Directory The book has been recognized as a valuable resource by the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The Bone Marrow Foundation, Cancer Survivors Network, Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, International Myeloma Foundation, Gilda s Club, Cancer Federation, The National Children s Cancer Society, and many, many organizations Did you know The first syngeneic transplant using an identical twin donor was performed in 1956 The first transplant using a related donor sister was done in 1968 The first BMT using an unrelated donor took place in 1973 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Autologous transplants patients use their own bone marrow started in the early 1970s Today, there are than 50,000 transplants performed every year BMT s and PBSCTs have been used to treat than 70 diseases A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to The Bone Marrow Foundation to help patients who need financial assistance with their transplants.
Over Things You Need To Know About Your Autologous Bone Marrow Or Stem Cell Transplant Book Description Over Things You Need to Know about Your Autologous Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant was written by Mark Patton after his fifth transplant He has had two bone marrow transplants

  • Title: Over 140 Things You Need To Know About Your Autologous Bone Marrow Or Stem Cell Transplant
  • Author: Mark Patton
  • ISBN: 9780976806004
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
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