Children's LiteratureCancer is prevalent in the United States today. It knows no enemies and has no favorites. It affects everyone, whether you have had it or you know someone who has. How does someone deal with cancer? Read the incredible stories of Amanda, David, and Michael who were normal healthy teenagers until one day they were diagnosed with cancer. Follow along with Angie who tries to encourage her dad through his fight with cancer. This informative book will explore the causes of cancer, the treatments, and how to be tested for cancer. Some cancers are curable, others are not. Some can be best treated with chemotherapy, while others are treated with radiation or immunotherapy. Current endeavors to fight cancer as well as future ones are discussed. Genetics research is being done and cancer vaccines are being experimented with. Drugs are being created. The science and medical fields are searching for ways to treat as well as cure the disease that affects more than 1.3 million people yearly in the United States. This book is enlightening as well as educational. It would be a good source of information for those who are struggling with cancer or have a loved one with this disease. It would also be a good book to use in a science or biology class. This book is part of the "Twenty-First Century Medical Library" series. 2006, Twenty-First Century Books/Lerner Publishing Group, Ages 12 to 18.
Cathi I. White