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My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult
0743454537
February 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The difficult choices a family must make when a child is diagnosed with a serious disease are explored with pathos and understanding in this 11th novel by Picoult (Second Glance, etc.). The author, who has taken on such controversial subjects as euthanasia (Mercy), teen suicide (The Pact) and sterilization laws (Second Glance), turns her gaze on genetic planning, the prospect of creating babies for health purposes and the ethical and moral fallout that results. Kate Fitzgerald has a rare form of leukemia. Her sister, Anna, was conceived to provide a donor match for procedures that become increasingly invasive. At 13, Anna hires a lawyer so that she can sue her parents for the right to make her own decisions about how her body is used when a kidney transplant is planned. Meanwhile, Jesse, the neglected oldest child of the family,...


Pediatric Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas (Pediatric Oncology)
Alberto S. Pappo (Editor)
3540408436
October 19, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The rapidly evolving field of cancer biology is forever changing the way we diagnose and treat bone and soft tissue sarcomas. This book integrates and summarize the most important clinical, molecular, and therapeutic aspects of pediatric bone and soft tissue sarcomas.


Her Soul Beneath the Bone
Leatrice H. Lifshitz
0252060083
Oct 1988
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Breast cancer is confronted here with perfect sensitivity and candor in poems that are serious but not sentimental or self-pitying. The metaphor present in each poem, almost without exception, is the woman's breasts as a vital part of her identity: when these are changed or removed during surgery, feelings of emotional and physical mutilation surface. A woman's impression of her bodily and sexual self, her femininity, is inevitably, even irrevocably altered; her role as nourishing mother denied. Strong and unwavering voices evoke starkly vivid, often haunting, images: "I am lopsided / flatter than a boy. / S-shaped stitches / frame washboard ribs. / Why should I remember / after seven years / the way a hand / curved my breast? / Old griefs sift through / this excavation," writes Alice J. Davis in "After Surgery."...


Sassy the Face of Courage
Thomas A. Bowen
0595004768
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Description

She was fifteen and full of dreams. Suddenly the breadth and depth of cancer shattered her dreams. But this girl purposed in her heart to face the unknown. Little did she know who all would come to help her become a woman of courage.

It didn’t seem possible that this girl could be a champion while machines gave her life. Nurses, doctors, parents, and friends took turns keeping Sassy alive. Then a special gospel singer by the name of Karen Wheaton put a vision into Sassy. The two became best of friends. Chemotherapy and radiation were additional challenges. Trips to Wal- Mart built up her strength.

Sassy started to become aware that she was no longer a little girl. The Prom and Graduation arrived with greater celebration than the end-of-chemo party. She finished the treatments, but the cancer would not...



My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult
0743454529
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The difficult choices a family must make when a child is diagnosed with a serious disease are explored with pathos and understanding in this 11th novel by Picoult (Second Glance, etc.). The author, who has taken on such controversial subjects as euthanasia (Mercy), teen suicide (The Pact) and sterilization laws (Second Glance), turns her gaze on genetic planning, the prospect of creating babies for health purposes and the ethical and moral fallout that results. Kate Fitzgerald has a rare form of leukemia. Her sister, Anna, was conceived to provide a donor match for procedures that become increasingly invasive. At 13, Anna hires a lawyer so that she can sue her parents for the right to make her own decisions about how her body is used when a kidney transplant is planned. Meanwhile, Jesse, the neglected oldest...


100 Q&A About Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
Ewa Carrier
0763712736
June 13, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This text is a patient-oriented guide for patients and family of patients under going bone marrow or stem cell transplantation.The authors are a bone marrow transplant recipient and a hemotologist/oncologist who team up to provide both a doctor's and a patient's perspective.

Book Info
Consumer text presents the most commonly asked questions and answers regarding bone marrow and stem cell transplantation. Offers first-hand experiences of a patient and the perspective of a transplant doctor and discusses treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and more. Softcover.


Bone Cancer - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Icon Health Publications
059783797X
Dec 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.

Download Description
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to bone cancer. It also...


Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing
Joanne K. Itano (Editor)
0721603572
January 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Published in collaboration with the ONS, this text is the definitive source for concepts and practices in oncology nursing and can be used for orientation of nurses to oncology, inservice and continuing education programs for practicing nurses, a basis for curriculum development in graduate programs, and as a review tool for certification. Based on the blueprint of the certification examination by the ONCC (Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation), the book is in outline format to help readers focus on the most important information. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.

Book Info
Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu. Published for the Oncology Nursing Society. Outline describing the essential content for the generalist in cancer...


Childhood Cancer: A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers, 2nd Edition
Honna Janes-Hodder, Nancy Keene
0596500149
July 15, 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Each year, 11,000 children and adolescents in this country are diagnosed with cancer. Although numerous medical textbooks have been written on this subject, not many are aimed at parents and families. The authors, both mothers of children who had cancer and patient advocates in the Children's Oncology Group (Keene is also the author of Childhood Leukemia), fill in the gap with this guide to six solid-tumor childhood cancers: neuroblastoma, Wilms' tumor, liver tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, retinoblastoma, and bone sarcomas. The description for each tumor covers tumor origins, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. There are also chapters explaining clinical trials, surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy in general. Emotional and psychological issues are addressed as well, with personal accounts to help parents...


Bite
Laurell K. Hamilton
051513970X
December 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Those looking to take a brief taster's tour through five sexually charged paranormal worlds may enjoy the stories and novellas served up in this anthology, but readers with an appetite for something a little more meaty likely won't be sated. Although Hamilton's name dominates the cover, her contribution is a meager 30 pages, which amounts to little more than a teaser for her next Anita Blake novel. Harris's offering is similarly slim and static, though it shows off the cleverness of Sookie Stackhouse, the psychic heroine of her Southern Vampire series (Dead to the World, etc.). By far, the collection's best offerings are Knight's "Galahad" and Taylor's "Blood Lust." In the former, a fledgling Majae (i.e., witch) teams up with the famed knight Sir Galahad, who's really a benevolent vampire, to destroy a nest of...


Tumor Bone Diseases and Osteoporosis in Cancer Patients
Jean-Jacques Body
0824763998
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
With bone metastases found to develop in more than half of patients with advanced cancers, this remarkable reference sheds much-needed light on the relation of various cancers-particularly breast and prostate cancer and multiple myeloma-to bone morbidity. The book addresses new therapies that can reduce the frequency of morbid skeletal events by as much as half.Examines cancer's effects on bone tissue from pathophysiological, diagnostic, monitoring, and therapeutic points of view!Written by more than 40 international experts in the field, Tumor Bone Diseases and Osteoporosis in Cancer Patientsreviews the basics of bone physiologyinvestigates the propensity of breast cancer cells to metastasize in bone due primarily to the abundance of growth factors in the skeletal microenvironment-strongly supporting the...


Bone : Dying into Life
Marion Woodman
0140196285
December 1, 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When she was diagnosed in 1993, at the age of 65, with uterine cancer, the author drew on the resources of alternative healing as well as conventional medicine in her fight against the disease. A Canadian writer (Addiction to Perfection) and Jungian analyst, Woodman is also known for her New Age feminism and frequent appearances with poet Robert Bly, with whom she coauthored The Maiden King. Reproduced here is the journal she kept from November 1993 to March 1995 that documents the internal spiritual struggle her illness triggered. She details how she used imagery, took herbs and supplements prescribed by nontraditional healers and, in addition, followed their dietary strictures in order to fortify her body to withstand the recommended radiation treatment (including a painful and harrowing 48-hour ordeal)....


Bone Cancer Therapeutics
Gurmit Singh
158829403X
January 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume elucidates for all those involved-- whether in research or clinical treatment of bone-seeking cancers-- the biological processes and therapeutic advances that are already generating significant improvement in the cancer clinic.


Bone Marrow Transplants
Marianne Shaffer
0878338551
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Shaffer, a nurse and former bone marrow transplant (BMT) patient, here describes this promising procedure, which offers a weapon in treating the 29,000 cases of leukemia and one million cases of other cancers diagnosed each year in the United States. By discussing every aspect of a BMT in lay terms, by covering everything patients and their families need to know, and by explaining what to expect while undergoing treatment, Schaefer demystifies this complicated procedure. Stressing the need for current information and participation in one's own care, Shaffer recommends learning as much as possible and suggests many resources such as the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link and the American Cancer Society. If read in conjunction with Susan Stewart's Bone Marrow Transplants: A Book of Basics for Patients (Bone Marrow...


New Developments in Bone Cancer Research
Catherine E. O'neill
1594543372
Feb 2006
Hardcover
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My Sister's Keeper: A Novel
Jodi Picoult
1419364375
September 2005
Compact Disc
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From Publishers Weekly
The difficult choices a family must make when a child is diagnosed with a serious disease are explored with pathos and understanding in this 11th novel by Picoult (Second Glance, etc.). The author, who has taken on such controversial subjects as euthanasia (Mercy), teen suicide (The Pact) and sterilization laws (Second Glance), turns her gaze on genetic planning, the prospect of creating babies for health purposes and the ethical and moral fallout that results. Kate Fitzgerald has a rare form of leukemia. Her sister, Anna, was conceived to provide a donor match for procedures that become increasingly invasive. At 13, Anna hires a lawyer so that she can sue her parents for the right to make her own decisions about how her body is used when a kidney transplant is planned. Meanwhile, Jesse, the neglected oldest...


Textbook of Bone Metastases
Claude Jasmin (Editor), et al
0471877425
March 25, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"...this textbook is comprehensive and will be a useful reference for medical students, oncologists, orthopedists, and general practitioners alike." (New England Journal of Medicine, November 24, 2005)

Book Description
The epidemiological and clinical importance of bone metastases has long been recognised. For example, the incidence of bone metastases in breast and prostate cancers is 70%, whereas it is only 30 to 40 0n metastatic lung cancer. In clinical terms, bone metastases have substantial negative effects on the patient's quality of life.

Bone metastases have generally received insufficient attention because of the difficulty in quantifying them, which has left them outside the scope of therapeutic trials

This textbook is the result of the remarkable...



Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years
Michael J. Collins
0312337787
February 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Collins begins this personal chronicle with an account of a choice he had to make between amputating a 14-year-old boy's leg and saving the limb at a greater risk to the boy's life. (He amputated the leg.) This dilemma came at the conclusion of Collins's grueling four years of residency at the Mayo Clinic, culminating in his appointment as chief resident in orthopedic surgery. Now in practice in Illinois, he details, with admirable humor and insight, the early, virtually sleepless years when he learned not only to perfect his craft but to come to terms with the emotional impact of causing pain and losing patients. Collins brings to life the dramatic moments when he made his first, terrifying incision and hand-drilled a traction pin into a weeping six-year–old's leg. Collins and his wife, Patti, wanted a...


Bone Marrow Boogie: The Dance of a Lifetime
Janie Starr
1929359160
September 1, 2002
Paperback
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Margaret J. Wheatley, Author, Leadership and the New Science, and Turning To One Another
"Starr has a rare gift of story-telling...her stories stay with us, gentle teachers to guide us."

Bernie Siegel, MD, Author, Love, Medicine, and Miracles, and Prescriptions for Living
"An inspiring story from a special and inspiring person."

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Neoplastic Hematopathology
Daniel M., M.D. Knowles (Editor)
0683302469
January 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Cornell Univ., New York, NY. Provides a thorough overview of the morphologic, immunologic, and molecular genetic characteristics of the benign and malignant proliferations derived from the cellular elements comprising the hematopoietic and immune systems. Previous edition: c1992. Extensive references. DNLM: Hematopoietic System--pathology

Book Info
Cornell Univ., New York, NY. Provides a thorough overview of the morphologic, immunologic, and molecular genetic characteristics of the benign and malignant proliferations derived from the cellular elements comprising the hematopoietic and immune systems. Previous edition: c1992. Extensive references. DNLM: Hematopoietic System--pathology


Bone Metastasis and Molecular Mechanisms (Cancer Metastasis- Biology and Treatment Series #6): Pathophysiology, Vol. 6
Gurmit Singh (Editor)
140201984X
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Patients with advanced breast or prostate cancers usually develop bone metastases. The principal complications resulting from metastatic bone disease are pain, spinal cord compression, pathologic fractures and bone marrow suppression. Improving the management of bone metastases is crucial to quality of life for patients with breast and prostate cancer. Advances in understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of bone metastasis are driving the development of new therapeutic strategies.


Recovery from Cancer: The Remarkable Story of One Woman's Struggle with Cancer and What She Did to Beat the Odds
Elaine Nussbaum
0757001378
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The words slowly sank in - Mrs. Nussbaum, you have cancer. So began Elaine Nussbaum's very personal struggle with this frightening disease. Despite surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, Elaine's cancer spread to her bones and both lungs. .


Pathology of Bone Tumours: Personal Experience
Andre Mazabraud
3540627510
January 15, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Centre de Pathologie, Bievres, France. Translation of: Anatomie Pathologique Osseuse Tumorale, c1994. Text addressing the diagnosis of malignant and benign bone tumors. For pathologists, oncologists, orthopedists, and radiologists. Halftone illustrations. DNLM: Bone Neoplasms--pathology.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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Bone Marrow Transplants: A Book of Basics
Susan K. Stewart
0964735202
August 1, 1995
Paperback
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Kenneth C. Anderson MD, Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Sue Stewart provides information to patients regarding transplantation in a very straight forward manner, with heartfelt concern for patient needs.

Karl G. Blume MD FACP, Stanford University Medical Center
Ms. Stewart's books help patients and physicians find common ground for communicating about a complicated and frightening medical intervention.

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My so-Called Normal Life: How I Learned to Balance Love, Work, Family, Friends, and ...Cancer at 23
Erin Zammett
1585676438
April 2005
Hardcover
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Publisher's Weekly, March 7, 2005
Zammett tells her story as if she were recounting it to a girlfriend...her humor is the book's strength.

Book Description
A compellingly inspirational memoir of a young woman confronting the battle of her life with hope, humor, and style.

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