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Resource Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant


Across the Chasm: A Caregiver’s Story
by Naomi L. Zikmund-Fisher
(BMT Infonet, 2002)

Adult Leukemia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families
by Barbara Lackritz (2001)

The Alpha Book on Cancer and Living: For Patients, Family and Friends
by Brent Ryder (1997)

The Alternative Medicine Handbook: The Complete Reference Guide to Alternative and Complementary Therapies
by Barrie Cassileth (1998)

Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration
by Norman Cousins (2001)

The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness
by Jerome Groopman (2005)

Autologous Stem Cell Transplants: A Handbook for Patients
by Susan Stewart (2000)

Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplant: A Guide for Patients
by Susan Stewart (2002)

Bone Marrow Transplants: A Guide for Cancer Patients and their Families
by Marianne L. Shaffer, R.N. (1994)

Cancer Etiquette: What to Say, What to Do, When Someone You Know or Love Has Cancer
by Rosanne Kalick (2005)

Cancer Fitness: Exercise Programs for Patients and Survivors
by Lance Armstrong and Anna L. Schwartz (2004)

Cancer in Context: A Practical Guide to Supportive Care
by James Brennan (2004)

Cancer Survivor’s Almanac: Charting your Journey by National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, edited by Barbara Hoffman

Cancer Survivor’s Nutrition and Health Guide: Eating Well and Getting Better During and After Cancer Treatment
by Gene Spiller and Bonnie Bruce, PhD, RD (1997)

Cancer Talk
by Selma Schimmel with Barry Fox (1999)

The Caregiver’s Companion
by Theola Jones (2000)

Caregivers’ Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant: Practical Perspectives
by National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (2003)

The Caregiver’s Helpbook
by V. Schmall, M. Clevelant, M. Sturdevant (2000)

Caregiver’s Reprieve: A Guide to Emotional Survival When You’re Caring for Someone You Love
by Avrene Brandt (1997)

Caregiving: A Step-by-Step Resource for Caring for People with Cancer at Home
by Peter S. Houts and Julia Bucher (2003)

Caregiving Sourcebook
by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon (2001)

Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss and Renewal
by Beth Witrogen McLeod (2000)

Caring and Competent Caregivers
by R. Moroney, P. Dokecki, J. Gates, K. Hayes, et al. (1998)

Caring for You, Caring for Me, Education and Support for Caregivers
by D. Haigler, K. Mims, and J. Nottingham (1998)

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others: A Caregiver’s Survival and Renewal Guide
by Lawrence Brammer, PhD and Marian Bingea (1999)

Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers
by Nancy Keene (2nd ed. 1999)

Choices in Healing: Integrated the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer
by Michael Lerner (1996)

Close to the Bone: Life Threatening Illness and the Search for Meaning
by Jean Bollen-Shinoda (1998)

The Courage to Laugh: Humor, Hope and Healing in the Face of Death and Dying
by Allen Klein (1998)

Daily Comforts for Caregivers
by Pat Samples (1999)

Diagnosis: Cancer
by Wendy Schlessel Harpham (2003)

A Dietician’s Cancer Story
by Diana Dyer (2002)

Everyone’s Guide to Cancer Supportive Care: A Comprehensive Handbook for Patients and their Families
by Ernest Rosenbaum, M.D. & Isadora Rosenbaum (2005)

Everyone’s Guide to Cancer Therapy
by Malin Dollinger, M.D., Ernest H. Rosenbaum, M.D., Margaret Temperao, M.D., Sean J. Mulvihill, M.D. (2002)

Fighting for Our Future: How Young Women Find Strength, Hope, and Courage while Taking Control of Breast Cancer
by Beth Murphy (2002)

Finding the Money: A Guide to Paying your Medical Bills
by Diane Pammenter-Tolley (2001)

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
by Jon Kabat-Zinn (1991)

Getting Well Again: The Bestselling Classic about the Simontons: Revolutionary Lifesaving Self-Awareness Techniques
by Carl O. Simonton, Stephanie Matthews-Simonton, and James Creighton (1992)

The Gifts of Caregiving: Stories of Hardship, Hope and Healing
by Connie Goldman (2002)

Going for the Cure
by Francesca Morosani-Thompson (1992)

Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber
by Ken Wilber (2001)

Guide to Stress Reduction
by L. John Mason (2001)

Healing into Life and Death
by Stephen Levine (1989)

The Healing Power of Humor: Techniques for Getting Through Loss, Setbacks, Upsets, Disappointments, Difficulties, Trials,
Tribulations, and All That Not-so-Funny

by Allen Klein (2003)

Healing Yourself: A Step-by-Step Program for Better Health Through Imagery
by Martin L. Rossman (1990)

Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers
by Rosalyn Carter and Susan Ma Golant (1996)

Homecare Management of the Blood Cell Transplant Patient
by Cathy H. Kelley, (editor) Susan Randolph, Linda McBride, Ellen W. Leum (1998)

How to Live Between Office Visits: A Guide to Life, Love and Health
by Bernie Siegel (1995)

The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty
by Jimmie Holland and Sheldon Lewis (2001)

In the Country of Illness: Comfort and Advice for the Journey
by Robert Lipsyte (1998)

Informed Decisions: The Complete Book of Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery
by Harmon J. Eyre, M.D., Dianne Partie Lange, and Lois B. Morris (2001)

It’s Always Something
by Gilda Radner (2000)

It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
by Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins (2003)

The Journey Through Cancer: An Oncologist’s Seven-Level Program for Healing and Transforming the Whole Person
by Jeremy R. Geffen (2001)

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal
by Rachel Naomi Remen (2001)

Learn to Relax: A Practical Guide to Easing Tension and Conquering Stress
by Mike George (1998)

Living with Childhood Cancer: A Practical Guide to Help Families Cope
by Leigh Woznick and Carol D. Goodheart (2001)

Love, Honor and Value: A Family Caregiver Speaks Out about the Choices and Challenges of Caregiving
by Suzanne Geffen Mintz (2002)

Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients
by Bernie S. Siegel (2002)

Making Informed Medical Decisions: Where to Look and How to Use what You Find
by Nancy Oster, Lucy Thomas, and Darol Joseff, M.D. (2000)

Mapping the Maze: A Personal Financial Guide to Blood Stem Cell Transplants
by National Marrow Donor Program (2003)

Me and My Marrow: A Kid’s Guide to Bone Marrow Transplants
by Karen Crowe (1999)

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
by Joan Borysenko (2000)

Mom’s Marijuana: Life, Love and Beating the Odds
by Dan Shapiro (2001)

My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging
by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. (2001)

The New Cancer Survivors: Living with Grace, Fighting with Spirit
by Natalie Spingarn (1999)

Not Just One in Eight: Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Families
by Barbara Stevens (2000)

Peace, Love and Healing: Bodymind Communication and the Path to Self- Healing: An Exploration
by Bernie Siegel (1998)

Sexuality and Cancer: For the Woman Who Has Cancer and Her Partner
by American Cancer Society (2005)

Sexuality and Fertility after Cancer
by Leslie R. Schover (1997)

Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone who is Seriously Ill
by Cappy Capossela and Sheila Warnock (2004)

Supportive Cancer Care: The Complete Guide for Patients and Families
by Ernest H. Rosenbaum, M.D. and Isadora Rosenbaum (2001)

Surviving Cancer Emotionally: Learning How to Heal
by Roger Granet (2001)

Survivor: Taking Control of Your Fight Against Cancer
by Laura Landro (2000)

Survivors' Guide For Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant: What to Expect and How to Get Through It
by Keren Stronach and National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (2002)

Take This Book to the Hospital with You: A Consumer’s Guide to Surviving Your Hospital Stay
by Charles Inlander and Ed Weiner (1997)

Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors
by Evan Handler (2001)

Understanding Medical Information: A User’s Guide to Informatics and Decision Making
by Theresa Jordan (2002)

When Life Becomes Precious: The Essential Guide for Patients, Loved Ones, and Friends of those Facing Serious Illness
by Elise NeeDell Babcock (2002)

When the Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children
by Wendy Harpham (2004)

Where the Buffaloes Roam: Building a Team for Life’s Challenges
by Bob Stone and Jenny Stone-Humphries (1993)

You Can Conquer Cancer: Prevention and Management
by Ian Grawler (2005)

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Table of Contents



Understanding the Process

Preparations for the Transplant

The Transplant

Pediatric Transplants

Emotional Considerations

The Role of Caregiver

Selecting a Caregiver



Financial Aid



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