Oncology Nursing Forum Reviews Non-Hodgkins’ Lymphomas

This book is offered as a layperson’s guide to the lived experience of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHL). It could be used easily by anyone who wanted more information about NHL, such as patients, friends or loved ones of patients, or nonmedical personnel involved in the care of those with this illness. This book would be helpful at any point in living with the disease, whether it be coping with the initial shock of diagnosis, making sense of the past, or negotiating any twists and turns along the way. The author has no formal medical background but possesses a wealth of firsthand knowledge of the disease. Johnston became an expert when caring for both her mother and husband, who are long-term survivors of lymphomas. In addition, she used patient vignettes for illustration throughout. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas is one of a group of patient-centered guides offered by this publisher, each of which deals with a different health-related problem.