100-questions-and-answers-lymphoma

Below are the list of topics discussed in this book. The book is available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.

Introduction

Part 1: The Basics: Understanding the Immune and Circulatory Systems

What is the Immune System?

How do the components of the Immune System function?

What is bone marrow?

Part 2:Diagnosis and Classification of Lymphoma

What is Lymphoma?

What is the difference between Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

What are the symptoms of Lymphoma?

Part 3: Staging and Treatment of Lymphoma

What happens after I’m told that I have lymphoma?

Should I get a second opinion?

Apart from the biopsy, what other information is needed?

Part 4: Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy

What is Chemotherapy

What Chemotherapy drugs are used to treat lymphoma?

How is Chemotherapy given?

Part 5: Other therapies

What is immunotherapy?

What are monoclonal antibodies?

How are monoclonal antibodies administered?

Part 6: Coping with Lymphoma

Can I continue to work?

Should I join a support group?

If I am dying, how do I cope?

Appendix: websites and resources for families and patients coping with lymphoma

Glossary

Index

 

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