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Title:
The myeloma survival guide : essential advice for patients and their loved ones
Author:
Tamkin, James A., author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Demos Health, [2014]
Physical Description:
xvii, 260 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
The Diagnosis Is Myeloma, Now What? is a patient survival guide and essential resource featuring expert advice on how to deal with every aspect of a myeloma diagnosis, from creating your treatment team to choosing treatment options and navigating financial issues. It will: Clarify the path to available treatment options Teach coping skills to patients and those close to them Minimize myeloma's fear and pain Demonstrate the practicality of hope.
Language:
English
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. One First Steps -- 1. Take Charge: You Don't Get to Just Sit There -- 2. Today's To-Do List: Easy, Important Next Steps -- 3. How to be a Caregiver: Myeloma Is a Team Sport / Fern Tamkin -- 4. Meet Other Patients: Get to Know Your New Community -- 5. The Cognoscenti: Your Treatment Team -- pt. Two Financial and Workplace Issues -- 6. Health Insurance and Other Benefits: Your Financial Safety Net -- 7. Low Hanging Fruit: Financial Help, Free Services, and Discount Drugs -- 8. Myeloma Tax Savings: Minimize Your Tax Burden and Get Some Money Back / George Russell -- 9. Your Workplace: Myeloma Changes Everything -- 10. Looking Ahead: Estate and Practical Planning / Malin Dollinger -- pt. Three Managing Treatment -- 11. Humuhumunukunukuapuaa: Things to Know about Your Drugs / Dave Visel -- 12. How to Deal with Chemo: What to Do and How to Do It -- 13. Rules for Radiation: Huge Machinery Simply Explained -- 14. Notes on Surgery: Surgery Plays Supporting Roles.

Contents note continued: 15. Your Stem Cell Transplant: Lots of Patients Do It -- 16. Thoughts on the Human Condition: Sometimes Things Go Wrong / Jim Tamkin -- 17. Is It Too Late for Broccoli? The Role of Diet and Herbs -- 18. Pain Management Coping Tools -- 19. Home Care: You'll Visit Hospitals but You'll Live at Home -- 20. When Bad News Gets Worse: Don't Be Surprised / Jim Tamkin.
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ISBN:
9781936303687
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Summary

The definitive guide to living a longer, fuller life with myeloma

The Myeloma Survival Guide makes sense of the difficult questions myeloma patients face, dealing with every aspect of life after diagnosis, from creating a wellness team to navigating treatment options to building a financial safety net. Jim Tamkin, MD, who lived with myeloma for 11 years, and Dave Visel share the insights they've gained as a doctor, patient, and caregiver, including:

Everything you need to know about drugs and treatments, including stem cell transplants How to deal with the pain and side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery Insurance and tax benefits to save money and get you the care you deserve Take-charge tools you can use today to feel better tomorrow

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Table of Contents

Jim Tamkin, MDAnita Chambers and Tammy Famularo and Fern TamkinGeorge Russell, CPAMalin Dollinger, MB, FACPDave ViselJim Tamkin, MDJim Tamkin, MDPat Killingsworth
Preface: Hang In and Hold Onp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Part 1 First Stepsp. 1
1 Take Charge: You Don't Get to Just Sit Therep. 2
2 Today's To-Do List: Easy, Important Next Stepsp. 11
3 How to be a Caregiver: Myeloma Is a Team Sportp. 28
4 Meet Other Patients: Get to Know Your New Communityp. 35
5 The Cognoscenti: Your Treatment Teamp. 43
Part 2 Financial and Workplace Issuesp. 55
6 Health Insurance and Other Benefits: Your Financial Safety Netp. 56
7 Low Hanging Fruit: Financial Help, Free Services, and Discount Drugsp. 67
8 Myeloma Tax Savings: Minimize Your Tax Burden and Get Some Money Backp. 79
9 Your Workplace: Myeloma Changes Everythingp. 88
10 Looking Ahead: Estate and Practical Planningp. 92
Part 3 Managing Treatmentp. 99
11 Humuhumunukunukuapuaa: Things to Know about Your Drugsp. 100
12 How to Deal with Chemo: What to Do and How to Do Itp. 127
13 Rules for Radiation: Huge Machinery Simply Explainedp. 142
14 Notes on Surgery: Surgery Plays Supporting Rolesp. 150
15 Your Stem Cell Transplant: Lots of Patients Do Itp. 154
16 Thoughts on the Human Condition: Sometimes Things Go Wrongp. 176
17 Is It Too Late for Broccoli? The Role of Diet and Herbsp. 186
18 Pain Management Coping Toolsp. 192
19 Home Care: You'll Visit Hospitals but You'll Live at Homep. 201
20 When Bad News Gets Worse: Don't Be Surprisedp. 206
Epiloguep. 214
Glossaryp. 219
Acknowledgmentsp. 233
Notesp. 235
Indexp. 245

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