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.


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





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