Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer

A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers

eBook - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Offers detailed medical information on childhood cancers, discusses treatments and side effects, and offers advice on working effectively with medical personnel

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Childhood Cancer, the most complete parent guide available, features detailed and precise medical information about solid tumor childhood cancers, including neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, liver tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, and bone sarcomas. In addition, it offers day-to-day practical advice on how to cope with procedures, hospitalization, family and friends, school, social and financial issues, communication, feelings, and, if therapy is not successful, the difficult issues of death and bereavement.

Woven among the medical details and the practical advice are the voices of parents and children who have lived with cancer and its treatments. As many parents have already found, advice from "veteran" parents can be a lifeline.

Obtaining a basic understanding of topics such as medical terminology, how drugs work, common side effects of chemotherapy, and how to work more effectively with medical personnel can only improve the quality of life for the whole family suffering along with their child. Having parents describe their own emotional ups and downs, how they coped, and how they molded their family life around hospitalizations can be a tremendous comfort. Just knowing that there are other kids on chemotherapy who refuse to eat anything but tacos or who have frequent rages can make one feel less alone.

Parents who read this book will encounter medical facts simply explained, advice to ease their daily lives, and tools to be strong advocates for their child.

Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly & Assoc., 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565929883
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 521 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Keene, Nancy


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