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Contents
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How to use this book
8

1 Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia
9

The lymphatic system
10

Cancer basics
12

Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM)
13

Review
15

2 Testing for Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia
16

Medical history and physical exam
17

Blood tests
17

Imaging tests
18

Biopsy
20

Test results
22

3 Overview of cancer treatments
24

Plasmapheresis
25

Chemotherapy
25

Steroids
27

Targeted therapy
27

Immunomodulators
30

Stem cell transplant
31

Clinical trials
32

Review
34

4 Treatment guide
35

Primary treatment
36

Treatment for relapsed or refractory WM
40

5 Making decisions about your care
42

It’s your choice
43

Questions to ask your doctors
43

Questions about testing and the results
44

Questions about treatment options
45

Questions about side effects
46

Questions about clinical trials
47

Learn about your options
48

Websites
49

Review
49

Glossary
50

Dictionary
51

Acronyms
53

NCCN Panel Members for Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia/ Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma
56

NCCN Member Institutions
57

Index
58