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