About the Book
More than 330,000 stem cell transplants are performed each year. The procedure cures cancer, blood disorders such as leukemia, HIV, and even rebuilds organs. Treatments are similar to cancer procedures: chemotherapy &/or radiation are used to remove stem cells from the bone marrow and then they are replaced.
Transplant Handbook for Patients describes what will happen on a day-by-day basis. Written from a patient’s point of view, the author provides solutions and first-hand knowledge that could only come from a successful author who has undergone this amazing medical experience.
Patients undergoing stem cell transplants have many questions. Until now, there was little information available.
You will discover:
➜ The many medical options. Deciding on procedures.
➜ Donors. Their selection, preparation, and procedures.
➜ Testing of patients and donors. What to expect.
➜ Preparing to leave home for two months. How to prepare and what to pack.
➜ Day-by-day hospital events you can anticipate.
➜ Post-transplant care. What you should do and what to avoid.
➜ The caregiver’s role.
➜ Paperwork. Forms you can expect.
➜ Expenses, insurance, and financial assistance. Who will pay for what?
➜ Appendix, full of resources.
Whether you are a patient, caregiver, or family member, this book will provide you with never-before-recorded details on what you will face in the transplant procedure.
Ebook ISBN 978-1-56860-163-2, 262 pages, $9.97, © 2014
With photographs, videos, audios, and text references.
Category: Health & Fitness/Diseases/Cancer/Stem Cell-Bone Marrow Transplants