Media praise for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas

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"When I gave this book to one of our patients, there was an instant, electric connection. A sense of enlightenment came over her while she absorbed the information. It was thrilling to see her so sparked with new energy and focus." --Susan Weisberg, Clinical Social Work, Department of Radiation Oncology, SUMC, Stanford, CA

"Johnston presents clear, up-to-date, and accurate medical information reviewed by specialists in the field...a valuable contribution to consumer health collections." --Library Journal, May 1999

"In my humble, but correct, opinion, this is the best medical book for the layman that was ever assembled." --Steve Arnold, NHL patient

"Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas is very informative, and written in a format that is easy for patients to follow." --Sharon Bolster Mills, RN, MSN, CPON Leukemia Research Foundation

Information is power and an effective tool to combat the negative energy of fear. So it is with satisfaction that I offer Lorraine Johnston's book about non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) as a clear, meticulous, detailed, and thorough collection of information to combat that negative energy.

"Johnston's scientific explanations are self-effacing but knowledgeable, calm, and reassuring, achieving her purpose of allaying fears. Science is made human by stories in patients' own words of their experiences with the disease, tests, treatments, and doctors, allowing us to feel their emotions as they progress through various stages of treatment." --Merle O'Rourke Thompson, from a review in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, March 1, 2000

"This is a comprehensive guide that describes in-depth current treatment options, clinical trials and promising future treatments, treatment of side effects, and communicating with medical personnel. The book is designed to help those living with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma to participate in their own healthcare." --Oncology Nursing Forum

"If you are looking for a clear, comprehensive book specifically dealing with non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, look no further! This 556-page book is easy-to-read and contains information for the newly diagnosed patient. Actual patient experiences are rolled into the clinical text for a true translation of emotions." --Cure for Lymphoma Foundation newsletter

"About a month ago you kindly sent me a proof copy of 'Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas' by Lorraine Johnston, after speaking to Susan Weisberg at Stanford University, and asked me for my comments. I would like to say from the outset, having read it from cover to cover, that I found it a most fascinating book and one which I would recommend all Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma patients to read. When I was first diagnosed with NHL in San Francisco I exhausted the doctors and nurses by firing numerous questions at them. I can honestly say that this book contains all my questions and many many more together with the answers in layman's language but without oversimplifying anything and without overalarming one by quoting specific statistics relating to prognosis.

"I know that I will keep referring back to chapters in the book during my journey through the treatment. It is a far better reference for me than any other papers or books that I have been given to read. Thank you once again for your generosity in allowing me my own copy to keep and I'm sure that other people diagnosed with NHL with whom I am bound to come into contact will find it equally informative and helpful particularly as a book of this calibre will not get to South Africa in the near future." --Robyn Kipps, Cape Town, South Africa