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The Myeloma Survival Guide

Author : Jim Tamkin, MD, FACP, FACE
ISBN : 9780826128232
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 63. 89 MB
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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 The second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes a new chapter on pills and medical adherence. "An invaluable guide to patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. Not only have they provided clear information on the disease and its treatment, but most importantly also convey critical guidance on how to deal with the very personal life-impacting effects of this disease for patients and family members alike." –Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, Kraft Family Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center and LeBow Institute for Myeloma Therapeutics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Jim Tamkin, MD, FACP, FACE, lived with myeloma for 11 years. He co-founded the TBA (Their Best Advice) Foundation with Dave Visel in 2009 to provide myeloma patients with the resources they need to cope with the disease. He worked as an internist and endocrinologist in Los Angeles until his death in March 2011. Dave Visel is co-founder of the TBA Foundation and author of Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide. He is a retired advertising copywriter and marketing executive, and is a caregiver to his wife, Karen, who has leukemia. They live in Los Angeles. www.TBAfoundation.org

A Lucky Life Interrupted

Author : Tom Brokaw
ISBN : 9780679604662
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 69. 19 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR • A powerful memoir of a dramatic year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life—from the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, whose iconic career in journalism has spanned more than fifty years Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends, and a brilliant journalism career culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News and as bestselling author. But in the summer of 2013, when back pain led him to the doctors at the Mayo Clinic, his run of good luck was interrupted. He received shocking news: He had multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cancer. Friends had always referred to Brokaw’s “lucky star,” but as he writes in this inspiring memoir, “Turns out that star has a dimmer switch.” Brokaw takes us through all the seasons and stages of this surprising year, the emotions, discoveries, setbacks, and struggles—times of denial, acceptance, turning points, and courage. After his diagnosis, Brokaw began to keep a journal, approaching this new stage of his life in a familiar role: as a journalist, determined to learn as much as he could about his condition, to report the story, and help others facing similar battles. That journal became the basis of this wonderfully written memoir, the story of a man coming to terms with his own mortality, contemplating what means the most to him now, and reflecting on what has meant the most to him throughout his life. Brokaw also pauses to look back on some of the important moments in his career: memories of Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the morning of September 11, 2001, in New York City, and more. Through it all, Brokaw writes in the warm, intimate, natural voice of one of America’s most beloved journalists, giving us Brokaw on Brokaw, and bringing us with him as he navigates pain, procedures, drug regimens, and physical rehabilitation. Brokaw also writes about the importance of patients taking an active role in their own treatment, and of the vital role of caretakers and coordinated care. Generous, informative, and deeply human, A Lucky Life Interrupted offers a message of understanding and empowerment, resolve and reality, hope for the future and gratitude for a well-lived life. Praise for A Lucky Life Interrupted “It’s impossible not to be inspired by Brokaw’s story, and his willingness to share it.”—Los Angeles Times “A powerful memoir of battling cancer and facing mortality . . . Through the prism of his own illness, Brokaw looks at the larger picture of aging in America.”—Booklist (starred review) “Moving, informative and deeply personal.”—The Daily Beast “The former NBC News anchor has applied the fact-finding skills and straightforward candor that were his stock in trade during his reporting days to A Lucky Life Interrupted.”—USA Today “Brokaw doesn’t paste a smiley face on his story. Again and again, the book returns to stories of loss but also of grace, luck and the beauty of having another swing at bat.”—The Washington Post “Engaging . . . [with] the kind of insight that is typical of Mr. Brokaw’s approach to life and now to illness.”—The Wall Street Journal “Powerful and courageous . . . [Brokaw] looks ahead to the future with hope.”—Bookreporter

Multiple Myeloma

Author : Robert J. Heller
ISBN : 9780965700535
Genre : Medical
File Size : 22. 87 MB
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A comprehensive handbook and guide in easy to understand terms dealing with Multiple Myeloma; the disease, treatments, medications, lifestyle changes, and resources. Written by a non-medical author and based upon personal experiences. Updated annually.

Cooking Through Cancer Treatment To Recovery

Author : Lisa A. Price, ND
ISBN : 9781936303809
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 53. 22 MB
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" For cancer patients undergoing treatment, foods that prevent and reduce side effects, promote healing, and improve quality of life Written by a naturopathic physician specializing in complementary cancer care and a certified nutritionist, Cooking through Cancer Treatment to Recovery offers over 100 quick and delicious recipes that provide nutrients essential at each stage of treatment while avoiding proinflammatory foods such as processed sugars, dairy, and gluten that may increase side effects. The recipes in this user-friendly cookbook: Will not interfere or reduce the effectiveness of conventional treatment Address the most common side effects of conventional treatment such as diarrhea, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, joint pain, chemo brain, and loss of appetite Use widely available ingredients and are easy to prepare Are packed with flavor and aesthetic appeal Provide essential vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients Complement each other for a therapeutic balance of protein, good fats, carbohydrates, and fiber ìUnique, intuitive, and helpful to cancer patientsÖThe recipes are original and delicious.îóPatricia L. Dawson, MD, PhD, FACS, Medical Director, Swedish Cancer Institute Breast Program "

Living Proof

Author : Michael Gearin-Tosh
ISBN : 9780743225175
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 44. 92 MB
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A man diagnosed with cancer fights his way through the conventional medical establishment in search of proper treatment, experiencing chemotherapy and ultimately settling on an alternative approach to combating the disease. 15,000 first printing.

Let Me Get This Off My Chest

Author : Margaret Lesh
ISBN : 0615812511
Genre : Breast
File Size : 46. 44 MB
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A two-time breast cancer survivor shares her funny and not-so-funny anecdotes about her experiences and life lessons with a stubborn disease.

Beating Cancer With Nutrition

Author : Patrick Quillin
ISBN : 0963837281
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 60. 22 MB
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This book outlines clear and practical ways to increase quality and quantity of life by using foods and supplements to: bolster immune functions, prevent and reverse malnutrition.

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